Announcing general availability of Azure API Management in Microsoft Azure Government

We are pleased to announce that Azure API Management is now generally available in Microsoft Azure Government. API Management is a turnkey, full-lifecycle solution for publishing APIs to external and internal consumers. Customers use API Management to quickly create consistent and modern API gateways for existing back-end services hosted anywhere. API Management helps you secure…

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Application Security Groups now generally available in Azure Government

We are pleased to announce general availability of Application Security Groups (ASG) in all Azure regions including Azure Government. This feature provides security micro-segmentation for your virtual networks in Azure. The detailed announcement can be viewed here: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/blog/applicationsecuritygroups/ ASGs provide many security and manageability benefits such as: Network security micro segmentation ASGs enable you to…

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Accelerated Networking for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government

We are happy to announce that Accelerated Networking (AN) for both Windows and Linux is now generally available in Azure Government. Accelerated networking provides consistent ultra-low network latency via Azure’s in-house programmable hardware and technologies such as SR-IOV. By moving much of Azure’s software-defined networking stack off the CPUs and into FPGA-based SmartNICs, compute cycles…

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Networking features recently made generally available in Azure Government

The Azure Government team continually strives to bring the latest Azure platform features to Azure Government.  In this post I highlight networking features that have recently been made generally available in Azure Government. Network Watcher Network Watcher is a regional service that enables you to monitor and diagnose conditions at a network scenario level in,…

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Securing IaaS workloads for Department of Defense

  By Jason Henderson, Cloud Solutions Architect Kyle Hoyer, Technical Solutions Professional Derek Strausbaugh, Principal Program Manager, Azure Global A rapidly increasing number of DoD customers deploying IaaS workloads to Azure have been asking for guidance setting up secure virtual networks and configuring the security tools and services stipulated by DoD standards and practice. DISA…


Azure standard support for U.S. Azure Government customers

In response to customer requests for support that includes (1) a fixed monthly cost, (2) fast response times for critical cases, and (3) a plan that covers the entire organization, we’re pleased to announce important updates for Azure Standard support. With these changes, Azure now offers the most cost effective and predictable support offering. For…

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New course: How to leverage the power of cloud for government

Government needs the agility to respond to almost any situation. While cloud can enable this agility, many cloud models aren’t designed with government in mind, and don’t adhere to strict government security and regulation standards.   To provide insight into how government cloud solutions help agencies realize the benefits of cloud while remaining security compliant,…

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Azure Security Center coming to Azure Government

While cyber threats affect every organization and every individual, governments face unique challenges. Today, we are announcing Azure Security Center, which provides unified security management and advanced threat protection for hybrid cloud workloads, will be coming to Azure Government. From simplified management to new ways to block and detect threats, Security Center continues to innovate…


Microsoft and the State of Florida moving forward with a CJIS Lead Agency!

City of Miami Police Department has committed to executing the CJIS Personnel Security Requirements for Microsoft Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE), the State of Florida’s CJIS Systems Agency, recently completed an audit of Microsoft controls applicable to the CJIS Security Policy (details here). The audit results are available for all law enforcement agencies in…