What is Azure Key Vault?
Secure key management is essential to protect data in the cloud. Use Azure Key Vault to encrypt keys and small secrets like passwords that use keys stored in hardware security modules (HSMs). For more assurance, import or generate keys in HSMs, and Microsoft processes your keys in FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated HSMs (hardware and firmware). With Key Vault, Microsoft doesn’t see or extract your keys. Monitor and audit your key use with Azure logging—pipe logs into Azure HDInsight or your security information and event management (SIEM) solution for more analysis and threat detection.
Azure Key Vault is a tool in the Data Security Services category of a tech stack.
Who uses Azure Key Vault?
6 companies reportedly use Azure Key Vault in their tech stacks, including NHS Digital (NHS.UK) - Testing, Runpath, and Prognos.
8 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Azure Key Vault.
Pros of Azure Key Vault
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Azure Key Vault's Features
- Increase security and control over keys and passwords
- Create and import encryption keys in minutes
- Applications have no direct access to keys
- Use FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated HSMs
- Reduce latency with cloud scale and global redundancy
- Simplify and automate tasks for SSL/TLS certificates
Azure Key Vault Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Azure Key Vault?
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AWS Key Management Service
AWS Key Management Service (KMS) is a managed service that makes it easy for you to create and control the encryption keys used to encrypt your data, and uses Hardware Security Modules (HSMs) to protect the security of your keys. AWS Key Management Service is integrated with other AWS services including Amazon EBS, Amazon S3, and Amazon Redshift. AWS Key Management Service is also integrated with AWS CloudTrail to provide you with logs of all key usage to help meet your regulatory and compliance needs.
LastPass Enterprise offers your employees and admins a single, unified experience that combines the power of SAML SSO coupled with enterprise-class password vaulting. LastPass is your first line of defense in the battle to protect your digital assets from the significant risks associated with employee password re-use and phishing.
It is the only security software company focused on eliminating cyber threats using insider privileges to attack the heart of the enterprise.
AWS Secrets Manager
AWS Secrets Manager helps you protect secrets needed to access your applications, services, and IT resources. The service enables you to easily rotate, manage, and retrieve database credentials, API keys, and other secrets throughout their lifecycle.
It is an open source password manager. Passwords can be stored in highly-encrypted databases, which can be unlocked with one master password or key file.