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Two-Factor Security Comes to the Microsoft Windows Azure Cloud

Whenever anyone asks me if the cloud is secure, I typically have a very simple answer: The cloud is no more and no less secure than the controls that enterprises, users and cloud providers put in place.

Until this week, I did not consider the Microsoft Azure cloud to be particularly secure. That's not because I think Microsoft is doing a bad job with security, but rather because I believe that users are always the weak link. More often than not in my experience, a single username and password is exploited and can lead to a breach affecting millions of users.

That's why two-factor authentication is a must-have, and it is now something that Microsoft's Azure cloud does have in a very robust way.

Read the full story at eWeek:
Windows Azure Cloud Platform Gets Two-Factor Authentication--Big Time

Sean Michael Kerner is a senior editor at InternetNews.com. Follow him on Twitter @TechJournalist.