Azure security overview

The Microsoft Azure Security Information site on is your place for technical answers to your Azure security questions. If you are interested in Azure compliance and how Azure secures its own infrastructure, visit the Microsoft Trust Center.

We know that security is job one in the cloud and how important it is that you find accurate and timely information about Azure security. One of the best reasons to use Azure for your applications and services is to take advantage of the wide array of security tools and capabilities available. These tools and capabilities help make it possible to create secure solutions on the secure Azure platform.

This page, and this site, will evolve as new Azure services come online and existing services are updated. Our security offerings constantly improve and we’ll share the technical details of those improvements here. We recommend that you return to this site regularly and see what’s new!

Using the Azure Security Information Site

When you look on the left side of the page, you see a collection of categories of security topics. Click or tap the topic to see the articles we have for that category.

Each category has an Overview article. The goal of the Overview article is to provide you a summary of what Azure has to offer in terms of security for that category. The Overview articles help you understand the products, services, and features available in Azure that you can use to enhance the security of your deployments. These Overview articles contain numerous links to technical content so that you can learn more about the topics and how to implement them.

The Azure Security Information site currently addresses the following categories:

  • Resources
  • Network security
  • Storage security
  • Virtual machine security
  • Endpoint protection
  • Security management and monitoring
  • Identity management
  • PaaS services
  • Industry specific
  • Architecture


All the articles we have in the Azure Security Information site appear in the navigation on the left side of the page. If you want to see all the articles, click or tap See More at the bottom of the categories list.

We want your input! If there are categories you want added, let us know! If there are articles you want added to an existing category, let us know that too! You can use the Comments section below, or write to us at and we’ll incorporate your recommendations into our plans.