Accelerated Networking in Azure

Microsoft has finally enabled Accelerated Networking to all regions and the feature is generally available.

What it does is to provide up to 30Gbps in networking throughput for Windows and latest distributions of Linux machines.

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Azure Reserved Virtual Machines Instances (RI)

More cloud, less cost

Significantly reduce costs—up to 72 percent on pay-as-you-go prices—with one-year or three-year terms on Windows and Linux virtual machines. When you combine the cost savings inherent to Azure Reserved Virtual Machines Instances with the added value of the Azure Hybrid Benefit, you can save up to 82 percent.

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Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS)

Enterprise Mobility + Security (EMS) is built for small and medium sized businesses.

Business in the 21st century is operating in a completely new reality. The innovative technology is rapidly changing the way enterprises function. In recent years, more workers are bringing their smartphones and tablets to the workplace and are expecting to use these personal devices alongside their corporate devices. While organizations generally understand that mobile email and other mobile applications increase productivity and employee satisfaction, supporting a wide variety of device types and platforms would be complex an introduce security risks and high costs. A turnkey enterprise mobility solution has become increasingly important to address challenges resulting from “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) initiatives and the consumerisation of IT.


Microsoft’s EMS solution is designed to provide businesses with enhanced security, productivity, and peace of mind, reassuring customers that business data is traveling safely with employees wherever they go.

Talk to our mobility experts to learn more about how EMS can unchain your workforce from their desks and unleash amazing productivity while providing you the security your organization needs.

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Rethinking Mobile Security?

We want to give you some numbers about Mobile Device Security.

-Data Breaches 63% of confirmed data breaches involve weak, default, or stolen passwords.


– Shadow IT More than 80% of employees admit to using non-approved software as a service (SaaS) appplications in their jobs.

– The dramatic growth of mobile devices is driving an increase in cybercrime, from stolen identities to major data breaches.

– The impact of mobile threats is being felt in terms of added helpdesk workload and associated cost (26%), need for additional IT resources to manage mobile security (21%), and reduced employee productivity (12%).

– As mobility and BYOD initiatives grow in the workplace, so do security concerns. Of biggest concern related to BYOD is data leakage or loss (69%), download of unsafe applications or content (64%), and the introduction of malware into the organization’s IT environment (63%).

– With a basic security test fail rate of over 75% for mobile apps due to a number of factors ranging from lack of proper encryption to the number of weekly attacks on mobile apps.

Securing your sensitive data is our goal. Talk to an expert

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Just In Time Access In Azure Security Center

Azure has recently enabled this feature. what is it?

Attackers are usually targeting some management ports like, 22, 3389 and they have a change to access your environment if your Azure VM has a public IP address and all management ports are open every time. Put it this way, you have a VM and port 3389 is open all the time. Do you need it all the time? Of course not. So, this is your solution. You can lock down the ports with Just in time access and if you need to use them, Azure Security Center will enable it with a short term like an hour.

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Azure Security Center – Planning

Planning part is also big security issue for many organization. The organizations usually enable the service and give everyone full access which every team member can do anything. Also, creating and applying policies must be considered in planning because wrong configuration or implementing wrong policies will waste money and money.

To take full advantage of Security Center, it is important to understand how different individuals or teams in your organization use the service to meet secure development and operations, monitoring, governance, and incident response needs. The key areas to consider when planning to use Security Center are:

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Azure Security Center – Pricing

Azure Security Center, when we write this article, has two subscription, free and Standard. Also, you can experience standard subscription for 60 days.

Let’s start with the explanation

Security Center is offered in two tiers:

  • The Free tier is automatically enabled on all Azure subscriptions. The Free tier provides visibility into the security state of your Azure resources, basic security policy, security recommendations, and integration with security products and services from partners.

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