Disclaimer: The purpose of this article is only to call attention to Microsoft’s new cloud service (Azure Government Secret), highlight its public features/services, and provide general guidance for those Microsoft customers who are eligible to use these new services. For more in-depth information, training, advanced materials or customer-ready materials, please use the resources and links at the end of this article to get started.
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Azure Government Secret (US) was developed with the same principles and architecture as Microsoft’s commercial cloud solutions. This new solution; however, is built exclusively in support of US agencies and partners working with data classified at the U.S. Secret classification level. It is enhanced for maintaining the security and integrity of these classified workloads without compromising the speed of access to sensitive, mission-critical information.
Azure Government Secret was given Provisional Authorization (PA) at Department of Defense Impact Level 6 (IL6) and Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) 503 with facilities at ICD 705, and it provides a broad range of commercial innovation for classified workloads.
Connect securely and natively to classified networks, or leverage options for private, resilient, high-bandwidth connectivity using ExpressRoute and ExpressRoute Direct. All methods utilize Azure networking technologies, delivering high-speed communications within the Continental U.S. (CONUS) back to exclusive datacenters over a private network.
Natively available for agencies with direct connections through US government classified networks.
Extend your on-premises networks into Azure Government Secret regions over a private connection facilitated by a connectivity provider with ExpressRoute can be used to extend the on-premises network of the organization.
Allows connectivity directly into Azure Government Secret locations.
Bring your data to the cloud with confidence using dedicated regions, built for US Secret classified workloads and operated by cleared US citizens under the broadest compliance certifications available.
Take advantage of cloud capabilities including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), software as a service (SaaS), and marketplace offerings. Below are some of the services that are supported by Azure Government Secret. For a complete, up-to-date list, visit Azure Government Services by Audit Scope
Microsoft’s approved AOS-G Partner network for specialized government cloud computing services.
Azure Government for National Security
Azure Government Secret Datasheet
Azure Government Documentation
Azure Government Blog
AOSG Partner List
Microsoft Trust Center
Azure Government Validation
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