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Azure Storage Encryption

    Question

  • Does Azure encrypt any data that is stored and/or are there any features within Azure that would allow for data encryption? 

    I realize there are options outside of Azure itself to provide encryption but I need to know if Azure itself has that functionality.

     

    Monday, June 06, 2011 8:13 PM

Answers

  • Windows Azure Storage does not transparently encrypt data or provide any special encryption mechanisms. The SQL Server Transparent Data Encryption is not available in SQL Azure either.

    The Cryptographic Service Providers built into the .NET Framework is a good approach to encrypting data in Windows Azure. Here's an MSDN article titled "Crypto Services and Data Security in Windows Azure" that walks through this approach. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/ee291586.aspx


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