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Microsoft Azure Key Vault Valuable Features

SK
Cloud Architect at a marketing services firm with 11-50 employees

All its features are really valuable. It's really well thought-out. It's a complete turnkey solution that has all the concerns taken care of, such as access control and management. You can use it in infrastructure as code to create key vaults, APIs, PowerShells, CLIs, even Terraform.

You can also use it in different services across the board. If you have app services, or virtual machines, Kubernetes, or Databricks, they can all use Key Vault effectively. In my opinion, in a DevSecOps, DevOps, or even in a modern Azure implementation, you have to use Azure Key Vault to make sure you're addressing security and identity management concerns. By "identity" I mean usernames, passwords, cryptography, et cetera. 

It's also a regional solution and it frees you up from using third parties like HashiCorp Vault, for example.

In addition, there is a feature in Azure called managed identities, and when storing your credential or any keys or secrets in that you can have your code use managed identities to access Key Vault. That simplifies the whole process of connecting to Key Vault and retrieving your secrets, passwords, and credentials. 

It's a full-blown solution and it supports most breeds of key management: how you store keys and certify. 

I can't say that one of its features is better than others. You have to have all of them to make it a competent service, although one of the especially important features is the connection with monitoring and logging, so you can see who had access to what.

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CA
Information System Security Engineer at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees

The best feature is the integrity of the .NET applications in our company.

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Managing Director Cybersecurity Architecture at Peloton Systems

The most valuable aspect of the product is its ability to keep our admin password accounts for keys and a lot of our high-value assets. It can manage those types of assets. So far, the product does a great job of managing keys.

The initial setup is pretty straightforward.

The stability has been very good. We've been happy with it so far.

The security on offer seems to be quite good. 

The solution offers very good preferences.

We've found the pricing to be better than our last solution.

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Associate Vice President - Cloud Security at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees

The GUI was quite easy for me to use.

Integration with Fortanix is good.

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SR
Co Founder & CTO at a manufacturing company with 1-10 employees

The most valuable feature is that you can retrieve user account details from the cloud.

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ST
Senior Manager at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

The application properties and the ability to store our certificates too have been great aspects of the solution. 

Mainly, having the application properties where all our applications' configurations were stored in the key vault was very useful.

The initial setup is pretty simple. 

The stability is very good.

The solution can scale up as needed. 

The solution offers very reasonable pricing. 

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Senior Lead Software Engineer Individual Contributor at a hospitality company with 10,001+ employees

The most valuable feature is the ability to store secrets securely and encrypt them. It is pretty easy and straightforward to use.

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SB
Owner at a consultancy with 10,001+ employees

The access policies are the solution's most valuable aspect.

The solution is very stable.

The scalability is very good.

The pricing of the product is reasonable.

Technical support is helpful.

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Founder & Principal Architect at NCompas Business Solutions Inc.

The DevOps pipelines and the ease with which you can deploy the code through the CI/CD pipelines have been valuable features.

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AT
System Administrator at a government with 1,001-5,000 employees

It is a managed service in Azure, you do not have to worry about security other than the access. The vaults themselves are inherently secure.

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SP
Director of Business Intelligence at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

The most valuable features are ease of use and enabling our clients to manage keys.

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Infrastructure Manager\Enterprise Architect - Cloud at Red Wing Shoes

We only use the basic features and those are the ones that have the ability to tie into the app, the secrets, and the passwords and encrypt them.

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Associate Consultant at VXXIV Corp

This is a very user friendly solution and the security level is very high.

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Learn what your peers think about Microsoft Azure Key Vault. Get advice and tips from experienced pros sharing their opinions. Updated: November 2021.
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