Microsoft continues to be the cloud leader in confidential computing, and the Azure team is excited to continue our leadership by partnering with Intel to offer confidential computing on 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors with Intel Trusted Domain Extensions (Intel TDX) later this year, enabling organizations in highly regulated industries to lift and shift their workloads with sensitive data to scale in the cloud.
We are continuously innovating and seeking ways to enhance our products to help our customers protect against evolving threats.
Microsoft Azure's security approach focuses on defense in depth, with layers on protections throughout all phases of design, development, and deployment of our platforms and technologies.
We are happy to share several key Azure Firewall capabilities as well as updates on recent important releases into general availability (GA) and preview.
Azure Arc is a bridge that extends the Azure platform so you can build applications and services with the flexibility to run across datacenters, edge, and multicloud environments.
Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks are some of the largest availability and security concerns facing customers that are moving their applications to the cloud.
Microsoft has made a number of contributions to and collaborated with various members of the Open Compute Project (OCP) community, the leading industry group dedicated to open source hardware innovation. This year, we are excited to showcase some of our newest projects at the OCP Global Summit.
Azure Firewall Basic is a new SKU of Azure Firewall designed to meet the needs of SMBs by providing enterprise-grade protection of their cloud environment at an affordable price point. It is a cloud-native, highly available, stateful firewall-as-a-service offering that enables customers to centrally govern and log all of their traffic flows with essential capabilities at scale.
We are excited to share that Policy Analytics for Azure Firewall is now in preview. Policy Analytics provides you with critical insights and analytics to optimize your Azure Firewall rules and strengthen your security posture.
Today we’re announcing Azure Payment HSM has achieved Payment Card Industry Personal Identification Number (PCI PIN) making Azure the first hyperscale cloud service provider to obtain this certification.