Azure Leads the Industry in ISO Certifications

Microsoft Azure recently completed a new set of independent third-party ISO and Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) audits to expand the certification portfolio.  Azure leads the industry with the most comprehensive compliance coverage, enabling customers to meet a wide range of regulatory obligations.  If that were not enough, having a program with industry leading depth and coverage specific to ISO is exponentially useful to our customers globally as ISO standards provide baselines for information security management that are relied upon by many other standards across regulated industries and markets worldwide. A combination of our ISO and CSA certifications exist in all four Azure clouds, and coverage is now newly expanded across the following clouds


Achieving the ISO 20000-1:2011 certification specifically underscores Azure’s commitment to deliver quality IT service management to customers and demonstrates Azure’s capability to monitor, measure, and improve service management processes. The CSA STAR Certification involves a rigorous independent third-party assessment of a cloud provider’s security posture that combines ISO 27001 certification with criteria specified in the CSA Cloud Controls Matrix. Azure maintains the highest possible Gold Award for the maturity capability assessment of the CSA STAR Certification, and as previously stated, is now available in the Azure Government cloud. In addition to the broadest compliance portfolio amongst enterprise cloud providers, Azure maintains the deepest coverage as measured by how many customer-facing services are in audit scope. For example, recently completed Azure ISO 27001 and ISO 27018 audits have 61 customer-facing services in audit scope, making it possible for customers to build realistic ISO-compliant cloud applications with end-to-end platform coverage.

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