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Category: Security

Azure confidential computing with NVIDIA GPUs for trustworthy AI

Confidential computing technology encrypts data in memory and only processes it once the cloud environment is verified, helping protect data from cloud operators, malicious admins, and privileged software. Today, we are excited to announce the next chapter in a strategic partnership between NVIDIA and Microsoft that brings confidential computing to state-of-the-art NVIDIA GPUs. Source…

Stay on top of database threats with Microsoft Defender for Azure Cosmos DB

Databases are constantly evolving to handle new use cases, incorporate more intelligence, and store more data, giving developers and organizations a wide range of database types to meet their varying needs. Azure Cosmos DB is a fully managed NoSQL database for modern, fast, and flexible app development. Today we’re excited to announce a new addition to our database protection offering Microsoft Defender for Cosmos DB in preview. Source…

Observability from cloud to edge in Azure

Our customers are transforming their digital environments, whether migrating workloads to Azure, building new cloud-native apps, or unlocking new scenarios at the edge. As they combine these strategies to meet their business needs, they must also maintain their existing environments. With Azure Monitor, our approach to observability centers on simplicity: We know from our customers how important it is to have monitoring available out-of-the-box and to easily get started with samples and recommendations including effective alerts, optimal queries, and customizable reports. Source…

Improve your security defenses for ransomware attacks with Azure Firewall

To ensure customers running on Azure are protected against ransomware attacks, Microsoft has invested heavily in Azure security and has provided customers with the security controls needed to protect their Azure cloud workloads. Here, we would like to zoom into network security and understand how Azure Firewall can assist you with protecting against ransomware. Source…

Enabling Zero Trust with Azure network security services

With the accelerated pace of digital transformation since the COVID-19 pandemic breakthrough, organizations continuously look to migrate their workloads to the cloud and to ensure their workloads are secure. Moreover, organizations need a new security model that more effectively adapts to the complexity of the modern environment, embraces the hybrid workplace, and protects applications and data regardless of where they are. Source…

Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q3 and Q4 DDoS attack trends

At Microsoft, despite the evolving challenges in the cyber landscape, the Azure DDoS Protection team was able to successfully mitigate some of the largest DDoS attacks ever, both in Azure and in the course of history. In this review, we share trends and insights into DDoS attacks we observed and mitigated throughout the second half of 2021. Source…

Protect workloads with inline DDoS protection from Gateway Load Balancer partners

DDoS attacks are rapidly evolving in complexity and frequency. Today, we are announcing the preview of inline DDoS protection which will be offered through partner network virtual appliances (NVAs) that are deployed with Gateway Load Balancer and integrated with Azure DDoS Protection Standard in all Azure regions. Source…