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Understanding and Implementing Security in Microsoft Azure

Published: 14 November 2017

ID: G00337221

Analyst(s): Joerg Fritsch , Mark Judd


Microsoft is positioning Azure Security Center to be the key location to centralize multicloud security management. This assessment will provide technical professionals with insights into Azure's security capabilities that can be leveraged to create a secure cloud architecture.

Table Of Contents


  • Passive Controls: Monitoring Best-Practice Security and Compliance
    • Azure Security Center
  • Active Controls: Remediating Risks and Preventing Incidents
    • Identity and Access Management
    • Encryption
    • Geofencing
    • Network Access and Filtering
    • Cloud Workload Protection Platforms
  • Structuring Your Deployment for Security
    • Network Security Groups and Next-Generation Firewalls
    • Multi-VNet Architectures: VNet Peering and Transit VNets
    • Subscriptions
  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses


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