Azure Adds Dedicated Hardware Security Modules

Dedicated Gemalto Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) are now available for use with Azure VMs. HSMs are specialized hardware devices that integrate directly with servers and offer secure storage, management, and use of cryptographic keys and secrets. Microsoft cannot access the contents of dedicated HSMs, and customers have complete control over how the HSM is managed. Dedicated HSMs are not compatible with Microsoft services such as Azure Information Protection, Azure Storage, or Office 365 Customer Key that rely on Microsoft's existing Azure Key Vault service for managing secrets.

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