Paper: Windows Azure Network Security

Microsoft has released a paper titled: "Windows Azure Network Security". The paper which contains 18 pages provides guidance on securing network communication for applications deployed in Windows Azure, enabling customers to determine how best to protect their virtual infrastructure and data.

The overall architecture and operation of Windows Azure’s network services have been designed for flexibility, security, and integrity. This white paper seeks to uncover these inner-workings and give insights on how customers can take advantage of the platform’s native features to best protect their information assets.


The paper contains the following topics:

  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Guidelines for Securing Infrastructure as a Service
    • Security Management and Threat Defense
  • Guidelines for Securing Platform as a Service
  • Windows Azure Network Security Internals
    • Isolation
    • Microsoft Services
  • References