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A line chart showing the number of D D o S attacks from July 2021 to January 2022.

Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q3 and Q4 DDoS attack trends

This blog post was co-authored by Anupam Vij, Principal PM Manager, and Syed Pasha, Principal Network Engineer, Azure Networking In the second half of 2021, the world experienced an unprecedented level of Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) activity in both complexity and ... continue reading
Magic Quadrant for Cloud Database Management Systems

Microsoft named a Leader in 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud DBMS Platforms

We are pleased to share that Microsoft is named a Leader in the 2021 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Cloud Database Management Systems.1 This placement reflects our completeness of vision and ability to execute, and we feel is a testament to ... continue reading
Azure Security product name changes – Microsoft Ignite November 2021

Azure Security product name changes – Microsoft Ignite November 2021

Do you remember that on release in Feb 2010, Azure was known as Windows Azure? It took four years before it was renamed to Microsoft Azure, to more accurately reflect that it wasn’t just for Windows workloads. This November, some ... continue reading
Bastion 101 - Connections with Confidence

Bastion 101 – Connections with Confidence

Lately, I have been spending a lot of time working with Azure Virtual Machines (VMs) debugging some ways to deploy applications. Sometimes when troubleshooting a problem, it helps to have administrative access directly to the server. Finding solutions to avoid ... continue reading
Three icons representing data at rest, in transit, and in use.

Adopting a Zero Trust approach throughout the lifecycle of data

Instead of believing everything behind the corporate firewall is safe, the Zero Trust model assumes breach and verifies each request as though it originates from an uncontrolled network. Regardless of where the request originates or what resource it accesses, Zero ... continue reading
Video 2 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series!

Video 2 of the Azure VMware Solution Zero to Hero Series!

Continuing with our Azure VMware Solution (AVS) zero to hero video series, this week the next video releases! In this video, Shabaz Darr (@ShabazDarr) and I cover the high level overview for Azure VMware Solution, taking you from zero closer ... continue reading
Timeline showing the transition from Global pre-Covid onsite work for Microsoft employees beginning at around 100,000 employees entering Microsoft buildings in January 2020 and falling to around 30,000 employees by August of 2021.

New insights on cybersecurity in the age of hybrid work

As we approach the last week of Cybersecurity Awareness Month, I think about what is top of mind for myself and my peers in security. The past year has continued the 2020s major shift in the way organizations operate. Recent ... continue reading
Cloud Katana design principles.

Automating security assessments using Cloud Katana

Today, we are open sourcing Cloud Katana, a cloud-native serverless application built on the top of Azure Functions to assess security controls in the cloud and hybrid cloud environments. We are currently covering only use cases in Azure, but we ... continue reading
Azure Migrate portal displaying discovery and assessment of servers

Discover and assess ASP.NET apps at-scale with Azure Migrate

Azure Migrate is your central place in the Azure portal that provides a unified experience to discover, assess, and migrate your servers, databases, and web apps to Azure. With a range of options across IaaS, PaaS, CaaS, and Serverless, Azure ... continue reading

7 ways to harden your environment against compromise

Here at the global Microsoft Compromise Recovery Security Practice (CRSP), we work with customers who have experienced disruptive security incidents to restore trust in identity systems and remove adversary control. During 2020, the team responded to many incidents involving ransomware ... continue reading