40 Azure services are now PCI DSS compliant

Rebecca Lambert
Rebecca Lambert
By Rebecca Lambert on 05 September 2016
40 Azure services are now PCI DSS compliant

Microsoft is now offering 40 services on its Azure cloud platform, which are compliant with Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards (DSS).

Designed to prevent fraud, PCI DSS is a global information security standard for protecting payment and cardholder data. Any organisation that accepts payment cards from the five major credit card brands – Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and the Japan Credit Bureau – must follow PCI DSS standards.

Having undergone its second Azure PCI Attestation of Compliance this year, Microsoft has confirmed that it now has PCI DSS certifications for 40 Azure services and features.

“Azure has the biggest PCI coverage in the industry and we are rapidly creating new services and features that our PCI customers want to leverage in their compliant solutions,” wrote Alice Rison, senior director of Microsoft Azure, in a blog post.

New Azure services that have gained approval include IoT Hub, API Management, Azure Backup, Stream Analytics and Power BI. Microsoft intends to add even more PCI attested services in its next round of assessments.

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