New Windows Azure Security Overview White Paper Now Available

Posted on August 10, 2010

Note: The information in this blog post and the white paper it refers to is outdated and should no longer be used.

In the meantime, Microsoft has published several white papers that provide comprehensive information about various security and compliance aspects of Azure:


Windows Azure must provide confidentiality, integrity, and availability of customer data, while also enabling transparent accountability. To help customers better understand the array of security controls implemented within Windows Azure from both the customer's and Microsoft operations' perspectives, a new white paper, "Windows Azure Security Overview", has just been released that provides a comprehensive look at the security available with Windows Azure. Written by Charlie Kaufman and Ramanathan Venkatapathy, the paper provides a technical examination of the security functionality available from both the customer's and Microsoft operations' perspectives, the people and processes that help make Windows Azure more secure, as well as a brief discussion about compliance.