Microsoft Azure gets HITRUST CSF Certification

Microsoft today announced that Azure is now HITRUST CSF Certified. The HITRUST Certification is one of the most widely recognized security accreditation in the healthcare industry which incorporates healthcare specific security, privacy and regulatory requirements from existing regulations such as HIPAA/HITECH, PCI, ISO 27001 and MARS-E as well as industry best practices.

“HITRUST has been working with the industry to ensure the appropriate information protection requirements are met when sensitive health information is accessed or stored in a cloud environment. By taking the steps necessary to obtain HITRUST CSF Certified status, Microsoft Azure is distinguished as an organization that people can count on to keep their information safe,” said Ken Vander Wal, Chief Compliance Officer, HITRUST.

With HITRUST CSF Certification, healthcare industries and professionals, can confidently and securely leverage the Azure services. The following Azure Services are included in this HITRUST certification:

Identity and Access Management

  • Azure Active Directory
  • Rights Management
  • Multi-Factor Authentication

Compute

  • Virtual Machines
  • Cloud Services
  • Batch

Networking

  • Application Gateway
  • VPN Gateway
  • Express Route
  • Virtual Network
  • Load Balancer
  • Traffic Manager

Web & Mobile

  • Web Apps
  • Mobile Apps
  • Notification Hubs

Analytics

  • HDInsight

Management & Security

  • Azure Key Vault
  • Scheduler
  • Azure Management Portal
  • Azure Classic Portal

Media & CDN

  • Media Services

Data & Storage

  • Redis Cache – including Premium
  • SQL Database
  • SQL Data Warehouse
  • SQL Virtual Machines
  • Storage- Blob, Table, Queue, Files, and Disks – including Premium

Hybrid Integration

  • Service Bus
  • Workflow

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