Businesses are more than a little neurotic about their data, constantly looking for the latest and greatest cloud security products. The total market size of security services in the United States reached $38.44 billion in 2019. (That’s more than the entire GDP of some countries, including Cyprus, Moldova, and Tajikistan!) For many companies, security budgets continue to spiral.
With Microsoft Azure, security doesn’t come at a premium. You’ll receive a treasure trove of security features at no extra cost, providing you with much-needed peace of mind. With so many features, Azure’s super-suite of security solutions seems a little daunting at first. So, working with an established Azure partner like Dynamic Consultants Group lets you decide what products provide the most value.
Note: This A-Z lists free Azure security services and technologies. (Correct as of January 2021.) Some services listed might have a premium tier with extra features for an additional cost.
- Azure Active Directory
- Azure Active Directory B2C
- Azure AD Multi-Factor Authentication
- Azure Application Gateway
- Azure Application Proxy
- Azure Backup
- Azure Client-Side Encryption
- Azure DDoS Protection
- Azure DevTest Labs
- Azure Files
- Azure Firewall
- Azure Key Vault
- Azure Load Balancer
- Azure Monitor Logs
- Azure Role-Based Access Control
- Azure Security Center
- Azure Site Recovery
- Azure SQL Always Encryption
- Azure SQL Cell Level Encryption
- Azure SQL Connection Encryption
- Azure SQL Database Auditing
- Azure SQL Firewall
- Azure SQL Transparent Data Encryption
- Azure Storage Analytics
- Azure Storage Service Encryption
- Azure Storage Shared Access Signatures
- Azure Traffic Manager
- Network Security Groups
- StorSimple Encrypted Hybrid Storage
- Web Application Firewall (WAF)
The Azure Storage Client Library for .NET encrypts data inside client applications before uploading data to Azure Storage. It also decrypts data when downloading to the client.
Encrypt and store passwords, connection strings, and all the other super-valuable information that keep your apps running smoothly. Great for data compliance.
Did you know that only 63 percent of organizations extensively encrypt data? Those that don’t could expose valuable information to hackers.
Monitor telemetry and other data from an institute user interface for better operational insights into your apps. Perform simple queries to retrieve specific records or execute complex analysis to identify data trends.
Security Center is Azure’s security hub, providing threat protection and management tools across hybrid cloud workloads (whether or not these threats are in Azure.) Use Security Center to safeguard data centers, assess security posture, and improve compliance.
Generate data insights for your storage account and provide your team with real-time intelligence about usage trends and diagnostics.
Note: Storage Analytics has a 20TB stored data limit that is independent of your storage account data limit.
This useful feature automatically encrypts data in Azure storage so you can meet compliance commitments. (There’s also support for Managed Disks.)
Azure has a broad range of encryption features. Which solution is best for your organization? Working with a partner like Dynamic Consultants Group helps you get more value from Azure and other tools in the Microsoft ecosystem. Learn more here.
Azure adds new features to its security suite all the time, providing you with the latest protection for no additional cost. The security services and technologies listed above help you improve data compliance, network security, database security, identity management, and more.
Dynamic Consultants Group is the No.1 Azure partner for business owners, IT administrators, CTOs, and decision-makers who take security seriously. Learn more about working with a Microsoft Azure consultant here.
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