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Comparing Security Controls and Paradigms in AWS, Google Cloud Platform and Microsoft Azure

Published: 07 June 2018

ID: G00343562

Analyst(s): Mark Judd , Joerg Fritsch


The race to provide clients with more robust, native cloud security capabilities has led to essentially similar controls across the two leading CSPs. This comparison reviews key differences among three CSPs to help technical professionals architect security in cloud and multicloud environments.

Table Of Contents



  • Feature Comparisons
    • Compliance
    • Cloud Console Security and Deployment Visibility
    • Network Security
    • Instance Security
    • Data Protection
    • Logging and Alerting


  • Recommendations for Clients Choosing AWS
  • Recommendations for Clients Choosing Azure
  • Recommendation for Clients Choosing GCP
  • General Recommendations

The Details

  • Spectre and Meltdown

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