Azure security and governance

Azure Security and Governance

Technology leaders are able to adopt and deploy Azure's policies with ease to enforce rules, ensuring control and maintaining compliance standards with Azure's security and governance tools.

Why Consider Azure Security and Governance

Microsoft Azure Security and Governance is a set of best practices and tools that help you protect your cloud resources and data from cyber threats, comply with regulatory standards, and manage your cloud environment effectively. 

Here’s a brief overview of why you should
consider Azure Security and Governance

Azure Blueprints

Azure Blueprints enable the rapid and consistent deployment of fully governed environments. Create reusable templates that encapsulate Azure resources, policies and configurations. This ensures standardised deployments, accelerates the setup process and maintains compliance across the organisation.

Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a cloud-based network, managed security service. It offers high-performance, scalable and stateful packet inspection to protect Azure resources. Azure Firewall provides application and network-level protection, filtering unwanted traffic and offering secure connectivity to the internet.

Azure Policy

Azure Policy allows organisations to define and enforce policies to ensure compliance with regulatory standards and internal requirements. It provides a centralised way to set guardrails and control resource configurations, enabling users to govern their Azure environment effectively.

Azure Network Watcher

Azure Network Watcher provides network monitoring and diagnostic capabilities. It allows users to monitor and troubleshoot network performance, diagnose connectivity issues, and gain insights into network traffic patterns. This helps maintain network security, optimise performance and ensure smooth operations.

Azure Management Groups

Azure Management Groups enable users to organise and manage subscriptions at scale. They provide a hierarchical structure that allows for centralised policy enforcement and access management across multiple subscriptions, simplifying governance and administration.

Azure Resource Graph

Azure Resource Graph provides advanced querying and exploration capabilities for Azure resources. It allows users to search, analyse and visualise their resource inventory, enabling efficient resource management, compliance monitoring and troubleshooting.

Network Security

Azure offers a range of network security features to protect cloud infrastructure. This includes network security groups (NSGs) that enable fine-grained control over network traffic, virtual network service endpoints for secure access to Azure services, and virtual private networks (VPNs) for secure connectivity between on-premises and Azure resources.

Network Containment

Azure provides capabilities for network segmentation and isolation to enhance security. Users can define network security boundaries using virtual networks, subnets, and NSGs. This helps prevent unauthorised access and limits the impact of potential breaches or attacks.
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Securely Moving to The Cloud

Transitioning to a cloud-based system involves challenges in technology adaptation, process integration, and data security. While adapting to new platforms ensures compatibility with existing systems, re-engineering workflows is vital for operational efficiency. Security, with the increasing number of cyber threats, is paramount, emphasising the importance of rigorous controls. Engaging an experienced consultant provides the advantage of addressing vulnerabilities, risk management strategies, cost savings, and a streamlined migration. Proactive risk management is particularly crucial in the digital age, where anticipating and neutralising potential threats ensures both immediate and long-term migration success.