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8 Biggest Microsoft Azure Security Issues You Need To Know About

Michael Novinson

From focusing more heavily on applications than infrastructure to dealing more frequently with customers with lots of private data, here are eight of the biggest Microsoft Azure security issues seen by technical experts.

Greater Focus On Applications Than Infrastructure

Microsoft is definitely more focused on Azure applications, and has changed the conversation to be more around SaaS and APIs rather than how to build or migrate architecture, according to John Maddison, Fortinet's EVP of products and solutions.

AWS is the largest public cloud provider, and has remained very focused on Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Maddison said. In contrast, Maddison said Microsoft's role in Azure has resulted in conversations being more around Office 365, the Windows suite, and wrapping applications into a secure package.

Azure implementations have some security built in, and customers can turn to third parties for further security enhancements, Maddison said. Similarly, Maddison said Microsoft offers its own security for Office 365 migrations, which can be complemented by sandboxing or additional email scans via a third-party SaaS or API service.

 
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