The interest in Blockchain grows at every nook and round; now highly sensitive data of the US government will be protected by the project Azure Government Secret.
At today’s Microsoft Government Cloud Forum 2017 in Washington D.C. the technology giant has announced the launch of the Azure Government Secret project. This is a service designed to provide government agencies with better access to cloud computing.
Microsoft opens its blockchain offer. The service will allow existing government cloud customers access to the Microsoft Azure “Blockchain-as-a-Service” market place.
The service was launched in 2015 for private companies for test purposes. Even at that time responded to an increased interest of companies in the blockchain technology. Now, the offer from Microsoft Azure will offer additional offers from partner providers such as Chain, ConsenSys and Emercoin in sandbox environments.
US government opens While users of Microsoft Cloud have been able to easily use these tools in the private sector, the strict security precautions of the US government have so far failed their use. Due to the rapid spread of blockchain technology and its non-obvious advantages, the US government has now decided to use the technology.
In the meantime 6 of the Microsoft data centers were isolated and the “level 5” authorization stage of the Ministry of Defense was provisionally allowed. In addition, certificates have been issued, including the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program and the Defense Information Systems Agency, both of which are security programs of the US government.
By Azure Government Secret one expects, among other things, better-developed possibilities to deal with sensitive data, especially to evaluate and process them further.
The advantages of the Blockchain technology are to help the authorities better deal with data. The property of Blockchain, among other things as well as tamper-proof, offers a lighter authentication and authentication of the data. In this way, the US government joins the series of institutions that discover the benefits of blockchain technology.