Gartner Research

Comparing Native Microsoft Azure Controls in Azure, Hybrid and Multicloud Environments

Published: 21 November 2019

ID: G00430105

Analyst(s): Mark Diodati , Joerg Fritsch


Microsoft has added or improved numerous security features for the whole Azure platform. Security and risk management technical professionals involved with cloud security must decide whether they can to go all in with scalable cloud-native security that is only partially ready for multicloud.

Table Of Contents



  • Cloud Security Posture Management
    • Azure Security Center
  • Data Protection
    • Encryption
    • Cloud Service Provider Access Transparency
    • Data Residency Controls
  • Network Security
    • Network Security Groups
    • Azure Firewall
    • Web Application Firewall
    • DDoS Protection
    • Azure Bastion (Preview)
    • Azure Virtual Network TAP (Preview)
    • Azure VPN Gateway
  • Container Security
  • Logging and Alerting
    • Azure Monitor
    • Azure Sentinel
  • Instance Security
  • Identity and Access Management
    • User Management
    • Authentication and SSO
    • Access Control
    • Hierarchical Tenancy
    • ADaaS


  • Be Clear About Why You Choose Microsoft Azure Built-In Controls
  • Be Aware of the Drawbacks and Trade-Offs
  • Know When to Consider Third-Party Cloud Security
  • Additional Take-Aways

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