For the third consecutive year, Microsoft –which was the first company to obtain the ENS (National Security Scheme) certification with a high level-, has renewed its commitment to comply with the regulations regarding its cloud services. These include Microsoft 365 productivity tools, Dynamics 365 business applications and the Microsoft Azure hyperscale cloud, thus providing a complete catalog of cloud services, offering the highest level of security and flexibility to organizations.
This ad supposes continue close collaboration at national and European level with regulators in compliance with the new rules that they establish. This commitment is reinforced with the incorporation of new products, among which are:
• Microsoft 365 Education, guaranteeing the highest standards for the educational field and thus responding to a critical need in the context of the current pandemic situation.
• Advanced Threat Protection, the Microsoft 365 Identity Protection Tool to help prevent, detect, investigate, and provide automated responses to security threats.
• Dynamics 365 Supply Chain Management, to optimize planning, production, inventory, warehouses and transportation to maximize operational efficiency, product quality, and profitability, using predictive insights generated by AI and the Internet of Things (IoT).
• Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights, which helps to enhance the knowledge of customers and make the best decisions with knowledge generated by Artificial Intelligence.
• Dynamics 365 Remote Assist, to provide technical specialists with the resources they need to collaborate more effectively through devices such as the Microsoft HoloLens mixed reality viewer.
• Dynamics 365 Virtual Agent for Customer Service, a package that combines Power Virtual Agents and Dynamics 365 Customer Service Insights, and makes it easy for customer service teams to identify and automate common support problems using smart chatbots.
• Azure IoT, the complete platform to quickly create and deploy secure and scalable Internet of Things applications.
• Azure Cognitive Services, a complete family of Artificial Intelligence services and APIs to easily incorporate capabilities such as vision, listening or speech in applications.
• Azure DevOps, for agile software development, improve collaboration, and accelerate application creation, testing, and deployment.
• Azure Database for MySQL/MariaDB/PostgreSQL, smart and scalable database services built for the cloud.
• Azure Governors, open source orchestration software for container deployment, management and scaling.
• Azure Containers Instances, for rapid application development. It enables the execution of containers in Azure easily and without the need to manage servers.
All these novelties are related to Microsoft’s commitment to regulatory compliance in all areas, not only in relation to protection measures (security), operational and organizational measures -as defined in the National Security Scheme- but also in the sphere of government and the residence of the data. In relation to the latter, Microsoft invests in local infrastructures to meet the expectations of its customers in the demand for cloud services. An example of this is the new region of data centers that the company will open in our country to help Spanish companies and public entities to innovate in their respective industries, and also to promote the commitment to provide mechanisms for the residence of data, security and regulatory compliance, as is the case with ENS.
Precisely, “the National Cryptological Center collaborates with Microsoft and its ecosystem of partners in the joint development of security guides aligned with compliance with the National Security Scheme. These guides are essential to guarantee agencies and organizations of all sectors and sizes a more trustworthy digital work environment, “says Javier Candau, head of the Cybersecurity Department of the National Cryptological Center.