Microsoft Announces The General Availability Of Azure Key Vault

Azure Availability

Azure Key Vault helps safeguard cryptographic keys and secrets used by cloud applications and services. By using Key Vault, you can encrypt keys and secrets (such as authentication keys, storage account keys, data encryption keys, .PFX files, and passwords) by using keys that are protected by hardware security modules (HSMs). Key Vault streamlines the key management process and enables you to maintain control of keys that access and encrypt your data.

Microsoft today announced the general availability (GA) of Azure Key Vault and it is now backed by the standard Azure Service Level Agreement and Azure support plan.

Azure Key Vault is now available in many more places!

  • More Regions. We’ve more than doubled the regions since preview.
  • More API Platforms. For the .NET folks, we’ve released a set of NuGet packages incorporating common tasks. For Node.js lovers, we have a new preview SDK.
  • More OSes. You will be able to manage your key vaults from Linux and OS X with tomorrow’s release of the Azure CLI. Also, PowerShell cmdlets are now complete (the scripts are gone).

Last, but not least, we’re integrated in more popular Azure workloads!

  • Azure Storage client-side encryption
  • Azure VM certificates
  • Azure Disk Encryption Management for Windows and Linux VMs (coming real soon)
  • Brocade Virtual Traffic Manager
  • CloudLink SecureVM (now part of EMC)
  • SQL Server Transparent Database Encryption

Source: Microsoft

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