Microsoft Azure customer data gets extra protection with encryption improvements

Microsoft Azure has taken additional steps to protecting customer data with encryption improvements for Microsoft Azure guest OS, writes Mike Reavey, Trustworthy Computing general manager, in a blog post.

“The encryption improvements, which apply to Microsoft Azure cipher solution for hosted guest virtual machines, provide customers with enhanced protection when connecting and transmitting data,” he writes. “For example, the enhancements to the default Transport Layer Security (TLS)/Secure Socket Layer (SSL) cipher suites helps ensure that connections are better encrypted during transmission.  In addition, enabling Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS) helps ensure a different encryption key is used for every connection, making it more difficult for attackers to decrypt connections.”

To learn more, head over to the Trustworthy Computing blog.

Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff

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