Is Microsoft Azure safe for data?
Is Microsoft Azure safe for my data?
As Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has said, “Businesses and users are going to embrace technology only if they can trust it.”
Many companies don’t always think about specific cloud solutions and vendors. They just don’t trust the cloud. Period.
Yet, the reality is that most people are already using the cloud in some sort of fashion in their lives today. Whether it’s for binge watching their favorite TV shows, managing bank records, or making bill payments. Nothing is more important than an individual’s personal information. If that individual is willing to use cloud services to manage their personal life, surely the business they’re running can also realize some of those same benefits?
But just because they’re using the cloud now, doesn’t mean they fully trust it. It’s time to debunk those perceptions and show that the cloud is safe. Let’s look at Azure, a cloud computing platform that helps secure your data, protect data privacy and support compliance with global standards:
|•||Encryption. For data in transit, Azure uses industry-standard transport protocols between user devices and Microsoft datacenters, and within the Azure datacenters themselves. For data at rest, Azure offers a wide range of encryption capabilities up to AES-256, giving customers the flexibility to choose the solution that best meets their needs.|
|•||Control. A hybrid solution lets customers decide what gets stored on-premises and what goes to the cloud. Information can be moved back and forth between these options as they see fit. Microsoft takes strong measures to help protect customer data from inappropriate access or use by unauthorized persons, and to prevent customers from gaining access to one another’s data. For more information visit the Microsoft Trust Center.|
|•||Global standards. Microsoft solutions and services are built on a Trustworthy computing foundation consisting of security, privacy, and reliability. Microsoft creates, implements, and continuously improves security-aware software development, operational, and threat mitigation practices, and shares this knowledge with government and commercial organizations. Microsoft engages in industry-leading security efforts through its own centers of excellence, including the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit, Microsoft Cybercrime Center, and Microsoft Malware Protection Center. Microsoft continually collaborates with industry and governments to build trust in the cloud ecosystem.|
Not only that, when a customer moves his or her data to Azure, AISN offers additional managed security services to ensure that the customer’s data are protected by extra measures.
So what’s the takeaway? When customers understand the cloud, they can trust it. So before you decide to move or not move your data to Azure, take the time to study what makes Azure safe and secure. Need help? Contact us and we can help you work through it.
Bill Peters is Business Development Director of AIS Network.