NEXT UP, WE TACKLE SECURITY IN AZURE...

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Now that you've decided to use Azure, here are some answers to common concerns Azure users have around security.

YES

Yes. In fact it is extremely secure, because Microsoft adheres to cybersecurity best-practices and uses encryption wherever possible. Windows Defender and multi-factor authentication are enabled by default. Data is also physically protected as datacentres are intensely secure locations that people can’t just walk into.

Can I tell how secure my data is at a glance?

YES

Microsoft tracks how secure your Azure resources are with the Azure Secure Score display, which summarises your security situation and provides suggestions on what you can do to improve it.

If you feel more comfortable with Azure’s security, and are ready to take the next step in your cloud journey, click here to visit our Azure Buyer’s Guide.

NO

No. Just like your internet service provider only knows how much data you download and not what that data contains, the same applies to data stored in Azure.

Can I trust Microsoft to keep my data private?

YES

Microsoft’s business is built on trust, and the company does everything it can to protect the privacy of its clients’ data. In the case of Microsoft Corp. v. United States, Microsoft fought long and hard against sharing private data with authorities, eventually winning and having the suit dismissed in 2018.

If you feel more comfortable with Azure’s security, and are ready to take the next step in your cloud journey, click here to visit our Azure Buyer’s Guide.

If you feel more comfortable with Azure’s security, and are ready to take the next step in your cloud journey, click here to visit our Azure Buyer’s Guide.

Use Azure DDoS Protection.

“Denial of Service” is an attack that floods servers that deliver services with enough internet traffic to force them to go offline. Azure has bult-in protections that can prevent this from happening.

How can I know how secure my Azure resources are?

Microsoft’s business is built on trust, and the company does everything it can to protect the privacy of its clients’ data. In the case of Microsoft Corp. v. United States, Microsoft fought long and hard against sharing private data with authorities, eventually winning and having the suit dismissed in 2018.

If you feel more comfortable with Azure’s security, and are ready to take the next step in your cloud journey, click here to visit our Azure Buyer’s Guide.

Azure’s Application Gateway does this for you with a built-in Web Application Firewall that automatically filters out malicious requests.

If you feel more comfortable with Azure’s security, and are ready to take the next step in your cloud journey, click here to visit our Azure Buyer’s Guide.

Activate Advanced Threat Protection through Azure Security Center. Microsoft uses cutting-edge cybersecurity countermeasures to protect your Azure workloads (on-prem and in the cloud) from hackers and other bad actors.

If you feel more comfortable with Azure’s security, and are ready to take the next step in your cloud journey, click here to visit our Azure Buyer’s Guide.