Microsoft Windows Azure
Computing in the cloud raises questions about security, data protection, privacy, and data ownership. Windows Azure is hosted in Microsoft data centers around the world, and it is designed to offer the performance, scalability, security, and service levels business customers expect. We have applied state-of-the-art technology and processes to maintain consistent and reliable access, security, and privacy for every user. Windows Azure has built-in capabilities for compliance with a wide range of regulations and privacy mandates.
In this document, we provide our customers with a detailed overview of how Windows Azure core services fulfill the security, privacy, compliance, and risk management requirements as defined in the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Cloud Control Matrix (CCM). Note that this document is intended to provide information on how Windows Azure operates. Customers have a responsibility to control and maintain their environment once the service has been provisioned (i.e., user access management and appropriate policies and procedures in accordance with their regulatory requirements).
Date Listed: March 30, 2012
Last Modified: December 04, 2013.
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Service category: Cloud Infrastructure
Service supports enterprise identity.
Service supports file sharing.
Service supports a mobile app.
Service performs penetration testing.