Azure Security Information site provides up-to-date info on Azure security infrastructure, best practices, and more

Kit McDonald

Security is a critical part of Microsoft’s Azure cloud infrastructure. Having the peace of mind knowing that your teams use a secure infrastructure is vitally important to the cloud in general and Azure specifically. Thus, it’s no surprise to see Microsoft announce yesterday that they have made their Azure Security Information site officially live.

Teams from all over the company have put their heads together to make secure solutions for users easier to find. They combined the many articles hidden throughout the Azure troubleshooting and help pages with a few new and updated ones. The content is all in one convenient location and covers a wide array of topics that the user might need to know including areas such as:

  • Resources
  • Network Security
  • Storage Security
  • Virtual Machine Security
  • Security Management and Monitoring
  • Identity Management
  • PaaS Services
  • Vertical Industries
  • Security Architecture

In addition to the list of documents and resources, the Security site highlights a list of products and features that can configure and enhance security on the Azure platform. Information and downloads are made easily available for:

Security Center – Prevent, detect, and respond to threats with increased visibility
Key Vault – Safeguard and maintain control of keys and other secrets
Log Analytics – Collect, search and visualize machine data from on-premises and cloud
Multi-Factor Authentication – Safeguard access to your data and apps with an extra level of authentication
Azure Active Directory –  Synchronize on-premises directories and enable single sign-on

The Microsoft Azure Security Information site is strictly for technical solutions concerning user-accessible Azure security. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in the sidebar, there is a custom search that will let you look through the massive amount of documentation articles for exactly what you need to know. The new site suggests that users that are looking for more information on Azure compliance and deeper infrastructure security should visit the Microsoft Trust Center.

According to the blog post, this is just the beginning. The Azure Security Information site will be building on the currently available articles and resources. The team encourages users to provide feedback by leaving comments or sending a personal email to them.