USP : It uses Transport Layer Security/Secure Sockets Layer (TLS/SSL), Internet Protocol Security (IPsec), AES, Microsoft Azure Storage Service Encryption, and Transparent Data Encryption. TLS/SSL is utilized by Microsoft solutions for encrypting data-in-transit. IPsec ensures that confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data are maintained at the IP packet level. Microsoft provides AES-based encryption for files and folders stored in the Hyper-V virtual machine. Microsoft Azure Storage Service Encryption has various features for encrypting data stored in the Azure Blob storage. Microsoft also offers IaaS virtual machine disk encryption with the help of BitLocker for the Windows OS and DM-Crypt feature for the Linux OS. The company is also focused on database encryption. Azure SQL database data is encrypted with the help of Transparent Data Encryption (TDE). Apart from disk and database encryption, Microsoft is also focused on encryption key management for cloud and on-premises services.
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