• Security

        Protect the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of Customer Data with industry leading technology and process.

    In today’s complex and regulated environment, businesses need to focus on building secure solutions in the cloud that deliver value to their customers, partners, and shareholders—rather than on the infrastructure to make it run. Cloud computing offers an opportunity to transfer some of the cost, risk, and effort of managing IT platforms and software to an independent, validated provider.

    21Vianet has long experience operating datacenters in China. Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Power BI operated by 21Vianet run in datacenters located exclusively in mainland China. 21Vianet has leveraged this experience to implement and continuously improve practices that are essential to the strong protection of services and data in the cloud.

    Security is built into the Azure, Office 365 and Power BI technology licensed to 21Vianet from the ground up, starting with the Security Development Lifecycle, a mandatory development process that embeds security requirements into every phase of the development process. We help ensure that the Azure, Office 365 and Power BI are protected at the physical, network, host, application, and data layers so that these online services operated by 21Vianet are resilient to attack. Continuous proactive monitoring, penetration testing, and the application of rigorous security guidelines and operational processes further increase the level of detection and protection throughout the cloud service.

    • Design and operational security
      Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Power BI operated by 21Vianet based on Microsoft technology. Applications licensed by Microsoft to 21Vianet are built using Microsoft’s Security Development Lifecycle, which ensures that security and privacy are incorporated by design. “Assume breach” stance is used as a security strategy. The 21Vianet incident-response team works around the clock to mitigate the effects of any attacks against Azure, Office 365 and Power BIservices. As an Azure, Office 365 and Power BI customer, you benefit from the Microsoft technologies that we have licensed to deliver the Services. These technologies represent over a decade of investments and deep experience in providing security for online services.

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    • Encryption
      Technological safeguards, such as encrypted communications and operational processes, enhance the security of our customers’ data. For data in transit, Azure, Office 365 and Power BI use industry-standard transport protocols between user devices and the datacenters, and within datacenters themselves. Azure, Office 365 and Power BI offer a wide range of encryption capabilities, giving you the flexibility to choose the solution that best meets your needs.

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    • Identity and access management
      Azure Active Directory enables customers to manage access to Azure, Office 365 and Power BI and a world of other cloud apps. Azure Active Directory is a comprehensive identity and access management cloud solution that helps secure access to your Customer Data and on-premises and cloud applications, and helps simplify the management of users and groups. It combines core directory services, advanced identity governance, security and application access management. Azure Active Directory also makes it easy for developers to build policy-based identity management into their applications.

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    • Threat Management
      Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Power BI operated by 21Vanet help protect against malware threats in multiple ways. Microsoft Antimalwaretechnology licensed to 21Vianet is built for the cloud, and additional antimalware protections are provided for specific services, including Azure, Office 365 and Power BI.

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    • Auditing and Logging
      To help you manage the large amount of information generated by devices and services running in Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Power BI operated by 21Vianet, centralized monitoring, logging, and analysis systems are available that provide continuous visibility, timely alerts, and reports.

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    • Network Security
      Microsoft Azure, Office 365 and Power BI operated by 21vianet networking provide the infrastructure necessary to securely connect services and clients to one another and to connect on-site datacenters with Azure, Office 365 and Power BI services. The services’ network infrastructure blocks undesirable traffic to and within the datacenters, using a variety of technologies such as firewalls, partitioned local area networks (LANs), and the physical separation of back-end servers from public-facing interfaces.

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    • Security Development Lifecycle
      Focusing on security as a core component in the software development process can reduce the risk of costly issues, improve the security and privacy of infrastructure and applications, and protect data in Azure, Office 365 and Power BI. The Security Development Lifecycle, which is part of the development process for the technology licensed to 21Vianet, is composed of proven security practices that consist of multiple phases in which core software assurance activities are defined.

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    • Security Incident and Abuse ReportingTo report suspected security issues or abuse of Azure, Office 365 and Power BI, please contact Customer Support.

    Get the specifics about the robust security at the core of Azure, Office 365 and Power BI services.

    Notes: ①The Microsoft Antimalware Client and Service is installed by default in a disabled state in all Cloud Services. The Microsoft Antimalware Client and Service is not installed by default in the Virtual Machines platform; it is available as an optional security extension.