Providing a trusted cloud

Get security, backed by a team of experts, from the ground up, along with proactive compliance trusted by enterprises, governments, and startups. Streamline compliance and protect your data with the most comprehensive compliance coverage of any cloud service provider. Own your data, control it, and choose where it’s located.

Cloud computing is built on a foundation of trust

Trust in cloud computing requires that services and data are available when you need them.

You want assurance that your data will be both accessible and secured against unauthorized access, tampering, loss, and other dynamic threats to privacy and security—but new regulations and standards have increased compliance and data protection requirements. Azure provides a collection of integrated cloud services that help protect your business assets.

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Start with a secure foundation

Microsoft provides multilayered security across physical datacenters, infrastructure, and operations.

With state-of-the-art security in datacenters across the globe, a cloud built with customized hardware and protected by integrated security controls, and a team of more than 3,500 global cybersecurity experts, your business assets and data are safeguarded in Azure.

Store and process your data anywhere

When you use Azure, you choose where your data is located.

However, no matter where your data is stored, the locations from which you or your end users may access, copy, or move customer data are not controlled or limited. Most Azure services enable you to specify the region where your customer data will be stored and processed, while tools like Azure Policy let you restrict access to selected regions.

Global coverage

Get cloud compliance with the broadest set of offerings

With 100 compliance offerings, Azure has the industry’s broadest and deepest compliance portfolio.

Azure compliance offerings are truly global, with over 60 offerings specific to over 20 regions and countries, including Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Denmark, the EU, France, Germany, India, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the UAE, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Azure is also built for the specific needs of key industries and adheres to over 50 compliance offerings specific to the health, government, finance, education, manufacturing, and media industries.

Simplify security with built-in controls

Built-in controls and services in Azure let you protect your workloads quickly across identity, data, networking, and apps.

Get continuous protection with deeper insights from Azure Security Center, extend protections to hybrid environments, and easily integrate partner solutions in Azure. Find out more about security best practices in the following links:

Covering your assets around the world

Whether you’re based in North America, Europe, Asia, or beyond, you can protect your business assets while reducing security costs and complexity. The compliance, data residency, and security measures featured in this tour are a demonstration of the rigor that Azure adheres to wherever your business operates in the world.