Capstone partnering with leading Microsoft Azure data centres

CSO reports that Microsoft’s Azure offering to Australian standards has taken a “big step forward” with confirmation that they meet Australian Signals Directorate (ASD) security standards for the transmission of government information.

Foresight Consulting conducted the assessment, under the ASD’s Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) and validated the Microsoft Azure Australia Geo for use in storing government information based on the facilities’ compliance with ASD Information Security Manual requirements.

Over a four-month period, Foresight inspected Azure’s core service offerings run from Australian data centres, including:

  • Virtual machines
  • Storage services
  • Virtual network
  • Azure SQL database
  • Azure Active Directory

According to CSO, Foresight’s assessment stated that all were “in place and fully effective”.

James Kavanagh, former chief security advisor and now Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft, noted that “Increasingly, Australian Government agencies are turning to cloud services as a platform for innovation and efficiency. The Certified Cloud Services List streamlines the process by which those agencies can assure themselves of security and compliance by providing a Certification that can be trusted.”

With this type of endorsement, it’s easy to see why Capstone System is hosted by Microsoft Azure. Your patient and practice data is of utmost importance.

Discover how you can reduce your risk and achieve more with your time by engaging with Capstone System in your practice.

Read more on this story:

https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/govtech/2015/04/21/office365-and-azure-listed-as-asd-certified-cloud-services/

http://www.cso.com.au/article/556776/asd-security-certification-boost-azure-australian-cloud-ms/