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Cloud security

Get integrated protection for your multicloud apps and resources.

Security is complex. We can help you simplify it.

Learn how consolidating security vendors can help you reduce costs by up to 60 percent, close coverage gaps, and prevent even the most sophisticated attacks.

Help protect your multicloud resources, workloads, and apps

Safeguard your infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and software as a service (SaaS) resources across multicloud and hybrid environments.

Strengthen your cloud security posture

Optimize the configuration of cloud services with extensive assessment tools.

Defend against evolving threats

Help protect cloud workloads and apps from threats with leading security research and threat intelligence.

Control access to critical cloud apps and resources

Enforce real-time access controls and permissions management using built-in risk assessments and contextual information.

Help secure every step of the development lifecycle

Safeguard the entire app development, deployment, and operations lifecycle directly within the standard developer workflow.

End-to-end protection for your cloud estate

Strengthen your security posture and help protect cloud workloads with a unified platform, deep signal intelligence, and streamlined administration.

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Cloud security products

Get comprehensive protection for your apps, services, and resources across multiple cloud environments.

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud

Bolster security across your multicloud and hybrid environments with cloud security posture management (CSPM) and cloud workload protection (CWP).

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Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps

Discover, manage, govern access, and enable threat protection across your SaaS apps.

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GitHub Advanced Security

Build, deploy, and operate more secure code and apps in the cloud.

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Microsoft Entra Permissions Management

Discover, remediate, and monitor permission risks for any identity or resource with a cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) solution.

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Azure network security

Strengthen security from the edge to the cloud with cloud-native network security based on Zero Trust.

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Microsoft Defender External Attack Surface Management

Better understand your security posture inside and outside the firewall.

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Watch Microsoft cloud security products in action

Explore how Defender for Cloud, Azure network security, and Defender for Cloud Apps help you strengthen your security posture and defend against threats across your cloud environments.

An overview in Microsoft Defender for Cloud.

Industry recognition

Microsoft Security is a recognized industry leader.


The Forrester Wave: IPNS

Microsoft is named a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security (IPNS), Q2 2023.1


Forrester Consulting TEI Study

Microsoft Defender for Cloud delivers 219 percent ROI over three years and a payback of less than six months, according to a study commissioned by Microsoft.2


The Forrester New Wave: XDR

Microsoft is named a Leader in The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021.3

Cloud security resources


Integrated protection across your clouds

Learn how to bolster security across your multicloud resources, apps, and data with solutions designed to work together.


Cloud security posture management concepts

Learn how to use security policies and initiatives to strengthen your security posture.


Cloud workload protection concepts

Discover how to use continuous monitoring and assessment to identify misconfigurations and stay ahead of threats.


Permissions Management overview

Learn how to help secure multicloud permissions with Permissions Management.

Protect everything

Make your future more secure. Explore your security options today.

  • [1] Forrester, Forrester Wave, Total Economic Impact, and Forrester New Wave are trademarks of Forrester Research, Inc.
  • The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure-As-A-Service Platform Native Security, Q2 2023, Andras Cser with Merritt Maxim, Caroline Provost, and Christine Turley, April 2023.
  • [2] The Total Economic Impact™ of Microsoft Azure Security Center, A Forrester Total Economic Impact Study commissioned by Microsoft, February 2021.
  • [3] The Forrester New Wave™: Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Providers, Q4 2021, Allie Mellen with Joseph Blankenship, Alexis Tatro, and Peggy Dostie, October 2021.

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