Businesses are more vulnerable to security risks than ever before in today’s environment. We’re keeping an eye out for insider threats, scams, ransomware, hackers, and compromised third-party connections. Businesses can save a tonne of money by moving to the cloud and accessing new technologies, reinventing their offerings, and future-proofing their IT infrastructure. 

But there is no need for these advantages to come at the expense of security. Microsoft invests $1 billion annually in security, and our staff of 3,500 specialists works around the clock to protect your assets, data, and apps. Here’s a closer look at how Azure enhances Data security in cloud computing.

Having several levels of cloud security

The solutions needed to maintain the security of data and applications must also constantly evolve in tandem with the complexity and sophistication of attacks. Through the Security Center, Azure has established a base of multi-layered security technologies. With Azure’s built-in controls and services covering identity, data, networking, and apps, you can swiftly safeguard your workloads. 

Azure’s strategy calls for obligatory Security Development Lifecycle compliance for all product upgrades in addition to physical security for its worldwide data center architecture. Four strategies are used to protect customer data: encryption, redundancy, destruction, and segregation. 

Encryption is used on everything, including data and apps, both in transit and at rest. With the ever-evolving cyber threats, having a comprehensive security strategy becomes paramount. Thus, using Azure consulting services from EPC Group, you will have the tools necessary for security insight into your data, apps, and activities. This means that every step of the way, you have systems watching over you, checking for any security risks, and offering many options to keep your information safe and in line with rules.

Putting Data and Network Security Into Practice

Data travels through your network and runs the danger of being exposed. Microsoft Azure gives you the means to defend your network and information. Notable attributes consist of:

  • Data encryption for information that is either at rest or in transit; defense against denial-of-service assaults (DDoS)
  • A key vault to safeguard the secrets, keys, and certificates needed for safe access by vital applications and systems
  • strict anti-virus and malware detection features
  • Network segmentation, private connections, and web application firewalls

Real-time Threat Monitoring and Advanced Tools

Microsoft has put in place capabilities that allow for continuous, continuous threat monitoring of its cloud architecture. Their centralized threat response team receives real-time visibility and alerts from monitoring, recording, and analysis, allowing problems to be found and fixed before they have an impact on your system. 

As per the company’s recent study, they examine 6.5 trillion security signals daily to safeguard information and create more robust security strategies. Azure further offers your business capabilities to support its round-the-clock monitoring. Azure Monitor keeps tabs on the efficiency of applications and proactively reports problems—including security threats. For both cloud resources and hybrid instances, the Security Center offers visibility into your data and the underlying infrastructure configuration to detect dangers and offer solutions for enhancing security. 

User access control and centralized identity

User identification and access control are essential in the ecosystem of data, applications, and destinations that make up your digital environment. Microsoft Azure offers the direction and resources to assist your company in putting best practices into effect, treating identity as a crucial security perimeter. 

This removes the possibility of unauthorized individuals obtaining sensitive data in industries like healthcare or finance services or restricted information like HR records. Identity management is centralized via Microsoft Azure Active Directory, which then continuously distributes it to data apps. Implementing single sign-on and multi-factor authentication is simple. 

You can also use rules-based logic to enforce the use of strong passwords, use automated tools to find potentially compromised accounts, set device requirements before granting users access to sensitive data, and verify that regulatory guidelines are being followed. Utilizing tools like Identity Secure Store, you can automatically assess this crucial area of security management and receive practical advice on how to lower risk. Azure provides a comprehensive feature set for a personalized plan, or it may be used to manage user access more straightforwardly.

Industry-best Certifications and Compliance Instruments

The requirements for compliance are ever-changing and ever-stricter. With more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider, Microsoft Azure presently holds more than 90, making it the ideal choice for businesses looking to comply with industry laws like HIPAA or satisfy the constantly changing expectations for privacy in various parts of the world. 

The most frequent queries from firms are related to their PCI DSS, HITRUST, FINRA, and SOX certifications. Azure has numerous certifications in addition to these. Various tools are available to make compliance more accessible, including third-party audit reporting capabilities, integrated compliance controls, configuration management tools, implementation and advice resources, and audit trails and access logs. Azure for small businesses has even developed compliance blueprints that simplify the deployment and continuous maintenance of meticulously planned, repeatable compliance roadmaps. 

Your data and apps should be more secure than ever after moving to the cloud. In addition to extending your IT infrastructure, Microsoft Azure offers layers of security measures, best practices, and automated tools to safeguard your workloads, data, and apps.