Why should you choose Azure services for your business? It can be difficult to know which cloud platform provider will be the best fit for your needs. The power of Azure from Microsoft can increase not only your company’s productivity, but your security as well.
Azure Creates Seamless and Painless Security
Azure creates a secure environment, while requiring less effort from your in-house IT team than what other cloud services providers do. Security tools are built in to Azure services and work seamlessly across the Microsoft landscape.
That means there’s no need to purchase a combination of different apps and configurations to ensure that your business has the security it needs. Partner with an Azure services provider to be confident that you have all the protections you need.
Security is cloud-based.
For years, security was location-based. The defenses for your physical servers were key to protecting your data. With Azure, cybersecurity is cloud-based and easily adaptable.
As an expert cybersecurity services provider, Nortec can monitor and evaluate your cybersecurity from the cloud. Nortec can manage your tools, such as Azure Active Directory, Azure DDos Protection Standard, and Azure ExpressRoute, to provide the protection you need from the cloud.
Your data is protected no matter where it is.
Azure safeguards your data no matter where it is – whether it’s in storage, being transferred from one place to another, or actively in use. Through Azure Storage and Azure Key Vault, you can be confident that your business data, and your client data, will remain confidential.
Benefit from the power of Microsoft.
Hackers are constantly changing their strategies as they attempt to break into networks. So many attacks require a strong defense. Microsoft uses data, including data from 450 billion authentications a month, to create cybersecurity strategies that effectively protect against these changing threats.
Microsoft invests over $1 billion each year in cybersecurity. By using customized hardware with directly integrated security controls, Microsoft provides top-notch security for its products, including Azure.
Azure Cybersecurity Best Practices To Implement
It’s important to follow cybersecurity best practices to get the most out of Azure for your business – and to keep your businesses as secure as possible. Following these 3 best practices will help your business receive the best from Azure cybersecurity.
Use multifactor authentication.
Sometimes known as two-factor authentication, multifactor authentication (MFA) is a key security tool that your employees should have enabled. There are several different ways to accomplish multifactor authentication, such as through text messages or authenticator apps.
If you’re not sure whether your employees are using MFA to protect their accounts, work with an expert cybersecurity services provider to ensure that your employees are using this protective measure.
Limit account access.
Administrators need to have access to more settings, data, and controls than other employees. When the wrong individual gets their hands on an administrator account, that can spell disaster. Limit the number of administrator accounts to only those individuals who truly need administrative access.
Similarly, it’s important to restrict users so that they can only access the settings and data that they actually need. Users should only have access to what they need to perform their tasks. Azure offers Role-Based Access to make it easy to manage user access.
Nortec can help you effectively leverage Azure’s access tools to best protect your business from exploitation of a user or admin account.
Restrict your network.
User accounts are just the beginning. Hackers also attempt to penetrate a weak network by exploiting vulnerabilities that you might not know are there.
To prevent unauthorized users from accessing your company network, you may need to set up a Network Security Group and to configure a site-to-site VPN that extends from your local network to users who are in the cloud. Partner with an expert Azure services provider to make sure these protections are in place for your network.
Azure Cybersecurity Is Only as Good as the Company Running It
Nortec is a Certified Microsoft Gold Partner, with advanced competencies in Microsoft cloud solutions like Azure and cloud migrations. Our clients hit smooth sailing in the cloud and don’t look back. With in-depth cybersecurity expertise on staff, our team keeps things running smoothly with powerful, secure cloud services.