Microsoft Azure is part of the 3 main components of the cloud computing XaaS family consisting of IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service), PaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and SaaS (Software-as-a-Service). Azure is both IaaS (Platform-as-a-Service) and PaaS (Infrastructure as a Service). Their overall business benefits are to help organizations “achieve their business outcomes”. Let’s take a look at one of the benefits of Azure – Security.

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Clients lived for decades in an environment of on-premises storage and data. Clients later had to invest a lot of resources, upgrades, and training to ensure their data was secure. This seemed impossible. Cloud-computing was first introduced and the most significant “pushback” was that data stored in the cloud was less secure. This is simply false.
These are the most popular Security benefits that you get when you use Microsoft Azure
Azure’s Secure Foundationincludes billions of dollars spent each year investing in enhancing your security with thousands of dedicated security professionals.Azure’s Built-in Security Controlstohelp you stay protected using identity, network, data and tools to help you with security management and threat protection.Azure’s Unique Intelligenceleverages data from 450 billion authentications per month, 4 billion emails and 1 billion devices to provide the intelligence you need to protect from evolving threats.Security Post Implementation
You’ve implemented Azure – you’re done right? Not so fast. These are the top 3 things you should focus on to ensure your security is prepared and able to protect against the most sophisticated threats.
Make sure you are taking full advantage of Azure’s Secure Foundation
Azure’s multi-layered security covers physical data centers, infrastructure, operations, and more. Rely onAzure’s custom-built hardware that has security controls integrated in the hardware and firmware components. Learn how to leverage Azure’s global team of over 3,500 cybersecurity experts.
Azure’s built-in controls can be leveraged to simplify your ITTeam’s tasks
Most IT departments are operating at maximum capacity. Yours is no exception. Azure offers simple, built-in services and controls across identity, data and apps. This provides continuous protection and deeper insights from Azure Security Center. It can also provide protections for hybrid environments and integrate partner solutions into Azure.
Azure’s sophisticated early warning capabilities can be used to detect threats
It is crucial to be able to detect sophisticated security threats early in order to have a secure foundation that is world-class. Azure provides a wealth of information that can be used to develop proactive insights. This includes machine learning, behavioral analysis, and application-based Intelligence. These insights help you detect threats faster and inform Azure services.
Your data could be at stake if your staff are not properly trained on the latest Azure security enhancements, best practices, and features.
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