Azure Confidential Computing Preview Goes Public

KURT MACKIE | October 12, 2018

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Microsoft this week expanded access to its Azure confidential computing solution, which is now in public preview after a year of being at the more limited "Early Access" stage.Azure confidential computing is part of Microsoft's "Confidential Cloud" security approach. This approach aims to gain the trust of organizations to use Microsoft's Azure datacenter infrastructure ("the cloud") for their operations. The new confidential computing preview adds security while Azure customer data is in use. Microsoft already provides security for Azure customer data while in transit and "at rest."Azure confidential computing represents "the final piece to enable data protection through its lifecycle whether at rest, in transit, or in use," explained Christine Avanessians, a principal program manager for Azure, in Microsoft's announcement.

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