Create, connect, and secure IoT edge devices
Azure Sphere is a secured IoT platform for building solutions that start in silicon and extend through the OS and the cloud. Securely connect, manage, and protect new and existing intelligent devices.
Diverse catalog of devices provides options to securely connect existing devices or build new highly secured intelligent devices
Over-the-air update functionality and powerful development tools make it easy to deliver improvements and patches to any device
Security improvements developed and deployed by Microsoft help protect against emerging threats across the device lifecycle
Interoperation with IoT platform services like Azure IoT Hub and IoT Central simplifies deployment, creating business value faster
Help secure intelligent devices from chip to cloud
Deploy updates and maintain device operations
Accelerate time to market
Develop secured IoT solutions
Azure Sphere and the seven properties of highly secured devices
Microsoft research on bringing high-value security to low-cost devices identified seven essential properties for making devices highly secure. Easily build them into your IoT devices with Azure Sphere.
Hardware-based root of trust
Small, trusted computing base
Defense in depth
Comprehensive security and compliance, built in
Microsoft invests more than $1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure Sphere pricing
Access the all-in-one IoT device solution that includes silicon, OS, and services at one low price, with no consumption fees.
Get started with an Azure free account
Start free. Get $200 credit to use within 30 days. While you have your credit, get free amounts of many of our most popular services, plus free amounts of 55+ other services that are always free.
After your credit, move to pay as you go to keep building with the same free services. Pay only if you use more than your free monthly amounts.
After 12 months, you'll keep getting 55+ always-free services—and still pay only for what you use beyond your free monthly amounts.
Customers are reducing costs and improving business operations with Azure Sphere
Starbucks connects coffee machines to the cloud
Starbucks used Azure Sphere guardian devices to securely connect coffee machines—the workhorse of every store—saving the company time and resources with secured real-time performance metrics, predictive maintenance, and remote update.
GOJO improves hospital hygiene with secured IoT
GOJO built secured connected PURELL dispensers with Azure Sphere to analyze caregiver behavior in hospitals. The end-to-end security and integration with the Azure IoT platform made it possible for GOJO to deliver comprehensive data security in the sensitive medical industry.
OSO Hotwater improves energy efficiency
OSO Hotwater created a highly efficient water heater that connects to the Azure cloud and leverages Azure Sphere to securely communicate with grid companies and cities to improve efficiency, optimize resources, and reduce service disruptions.
Sysinno monitors air quality with sensor devices
Sysinno built air-quality sensors to securely connect and monitor large environments. The end-to-end solution relies on Azure Sphere renewable security and integration with IoT Hub to improve performance and reduce operating costs.
Azure Sphere resources and documentation
IoT Tech Community
Check out the latest updates, insights, and projects from the Azure Sphere team on the Internet of Things Blog.
Explore quickstarts, how-to guides, tutorials, and API reference documentation.
Watch live-streamed events and learn more about building and connecting IoT devices, intelligent edge, DevOps, and more.
Explore the comprehensive support options that are available to meet your needs.
Device Partner Center
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Frequently asked questions about Azure Sphere
No. Azure Sphere components are tightly integrated to help ensure a secure and simplified device. They are sold together for a one-time cost and cannot be purchased separately.
No. Microsoft works with a diverse group of expert hardware manufacturers and their broad ecosystem of vendors to design specialized Azure Sphere–certified chips that meet the needs of various markets. Extensive research and testing contribute to the development of the security technology and architecture for each chip.
No, Azure Sphere doesn't require you to pay ongoing fees. The one-time cost you pay for your chip includes access to the Azure Sphere OS and cloud-based security service, plus OS updates for the lifetime of your chip.
Yes, Azure Sphere guardian devices can help you protect the connection-capable devices and equipment already deployed within your organization. Guardian modules require little or no equipment redesign. They process data and control equipment without ever exposing the equipment to the network. Guardian modules protect your operational equipment from disabling attacks, simplify device retrofit projects, and boost efficiency through over-the-air (OTA) updates and IoT connectivity.
No. Azure Sphere is engineered to integrate with any cloud service—public or private. You can connect to other clouds for app data while running Azure Sphere or optimize efficiencies by using Azure Sphere alongside Visual Studio and Azure IoT.
Azure Sphere complements Windows IoT. Windows IoT provides a best-in-class solution for devices with rich user experiences. Azure Sphere fortifies IoT devices with Microsoft security innovations and expertise in hardware, software, and the cloud.
Azure Sphere supports coordinated vulnerability disclosure and encourages responsible reporting to Microsoft by security researchers and customers. If you believe you have discovered a security-related vulnerability with Azure Sphere or have been affected by one, please contact us. Include clear, concise, and reproducible steps, documented either in writing or video format, to help the security response team quickly reproduce, understand, and address the issue.