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We performed a comparison between Azure DDoS Protection and Azure Key Vault based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Microsoft Security Suite solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.
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"This solution is the best option for us because we use a lot of Microsoft products. So, it is easy for us to deploy or integrate any features or products.""Azure DDoS Protection offers superior protection against denial-of-service attacks.""I like the user interface, documentation, and support. Azure DDoS Protection is one of the most valuable solutions for any endpoint that is publicly reachable through the internet. It will automatically secure all your endpoints from third-party attacks, cyber attacks, or phishing attacks.""The most important feature is that the solution continuously monitors traffic by inbuilt rules to identify preconfigured attacks.""The most valuable feature of Azure DDoS Protection is that it performs well.""DDoS Protection is simple to deploy and integrates seamlessly with the Azure environment. Ease of deployment is a crucial feature for us."

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"It allows me to run applications using these certificates without directly installing them.""AI has been introduced to Azure.""A high level of security.""Azure Key Vault allows only identified users to get the credentials and rotates the keys automatically.""This solution speeds up the product development life cycle. That is, the time from the development of the product to the time to market is drastically reduced because of the CI/CD pipelines. You can have your code deployed within a matter of minutes.""There is advanced data protection available. We're working in a highly regulated environment, and this is essential to us.""One of the most valuable features of Microsoft Azure Key Vault is its ease of use.""Technical support is helpful."

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"The implementation of Azure DDoS Protection results in a decrease in our bandwidth capacity and should be optimized to reduce resource consumption.""The reporting aspect and dashboard management monitoring need improvement.""Sometimes, it is hard for our staff to keep track of changes (in the GUI) between different projects, because there are constant changes. As a result, it is hard to manage, recall, and see all the features because they have been moved from one place to another.""The UI needs to be improved.""Azure DDoS Protection could improve on the reporting.""The visibility could be better. We would like to have better metrics, so we could see all the information in a central place."

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"Sometimes it takes too long to retrieve the keys. The authentication process takes time.""One area for improvement is the notification system for secret expiration. It would be beneficial if the service could handle this more autonomously, eliminating the need for additional integrations.""There are additional charges for data transfers. However, the pricing is mostly reasonable for the licensing overall.""While it is reliable, enhancing security and protection should always be the priority.""It is complicated to use different services and products along with Azure Key Vault.""While it's very reliable in terms of stability, there's always room for improvement.""The voucher access policy can be improved by configuring it based on groups, rather than just applications or users.""They should improve its policies, which sometimes reapplied but don't sync properly between the Key vault and the role-based access. When I put some roles on the user side, it sometimes misses the end data to secure."

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  • "You can test it for a certain period of time free of charge. You can have a free account. You can test it to compare its pros and cons with other products that you are testing."
  • "The pricing is quite high. It is a monthly subscription that costs about $2,000 per month, depending on the user sizes."
  • "The pricing is good but is not the best. It could be improved so that middle-sized organizations, such as startups, can benefit from it."
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  • "The cost of the Azure Key Vault is very high and the pricing model is based on the number of keys that you store and retrieve."
  • "The pricing is decent. It has a pretty low price. It is a straightforward cost based on usage."
  • "Pricing is quite reasonable and support is included, although premium support is available for an additional fee."
  • "Key Vault, like every Azure service, has a cost associated with it, but you don't have to spend thousands of dollars to spin up an environment to build a key management system. It's already there."
  • "The price of the solution is reasonable for what we are using it for."
  • "Azure is cheaper than CyberArk... CyberArk is good, but it's quite expensive."
  • "The price isn't high. Any sized organization could easily adopt it. The first 250 keys are available for $5 per month."
  • "The pricing is reasonable and flexible, especially for those already using Microsoft Azure Cloud services. There is a cost associated with retrieval and storage, which is a few dollars. Otherwise, the price can be customized according to requirements, such as how many keys need to be stored."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Azure DDoS Protection offers superior protection against denial-of-service attacks.
    Top Answer:The pricing is straightforward. We enable DDoS Protection for our entire subscription. Anything with a public IP that is exposed is protected, and we don't have to do anything else.
    Top Answer:The implementation of Azure DDoS Protection results in a decrease in our bandwidth capacity and should be optimized to reduce resource consumption. I would like to have an analytic dashboard for… more »
    Top Answer:Azure Key Vault is a SaaS solution. You can easily store passwords and secrets securely and encrypt them. Azure Key Vault is a great solution to ensure you are compliant with security and governance… more »
    Top Answer:With Azure Key Vault, we can generate our own keys and then import them inside the system, which provides a higher level of security than provider-managed keys.
    Top Answer:Azure Key Vault is a very, very expensive solution. Currently, the solution's pricing is based on the number of transactions, which is very high in some cases.
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    Microsoft Azure Key Vault, MS Azure Key Vault
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    Azure DDoS Protection, combined with application design best practices, provides defense against DDoS attacks.

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    Microsoft Azure Key Vault is a cloud-based data security and storage service that allows users to keep their secrets safe from bad actors.

    Benefits of Microsoft Azure Key Vault

    Some of the benefits of using Microsoft Azure Key Vault include:

    • Secure your secrets in a single central location, enabling you to control how your information is disseminated.
    • Keep your data away from bad actors. Application administrators can store their application’s security information away from the actual application. Microsoft Azure Key Vault reduces the chance that a bad actor will be able to leak an application’s secrets. Because the data is not stored in the code of the application, hackers will be unable to steal the security information.
    • Retrieve your information securely. When the information is needed, the application can securely retrieve it by using a uniform resource identifier (URI) to connect to Microsoft Azure Key Vault.
    • Securely store your digital keys and secrets. Microsoft Azure Key Vault stores data behind layers of security protocol. No one can access the information stored in a Microsoft Azure Key Vault without first obtaining the necessary authentication and authorization. The authentication process allows the system to figure out who is trying to access the vault in question. This process is performed by Azure’s Active Directory. After the person or entity is authenticated, Microsoft Azure Key Vault then assigns them a level of authorization. This determines what sort of actions they will be able to perform.
    • Choose from two different authorization options. The level of a user’s authorization can be either role-based or dictated by a policy that the administrator sets. Azure’s role-based access control (Azure RBAC) enables users to both manage and access stored data. A key vault access policy limits users to data access.
    • Secure your data in the way that best fits your needs. Your data can be protected by either industry-standard algorithm software or hardware security modules (HSMs). Your data is even safe from Microsoft, as the vaults are designed so that not even Microsoft can get in and access the information.
    • Easily monitor who accesses your vault(s). Microsoft Azure Key Vault enables administrators to keep a close eye on their secrets. Users can activate a vault-logging feature that will track every piece of information. It will record who accessed the vault, when they accessed it, and other pertinent details.
    • Choose how you want to store your logs. Users can store logs in multiple ways. These logs can be archived, sent to the Azure monitor logs area, or streamed to an events hub. The logs can be secured to prevent unauthorized viewing and deleted when they are no longer needed.

    Reviews from Real Users

    Microsoft Azure Key Vault stands out among their competitors for a number of reasons. Two major ones are the overall robustness of the solution and its ability to protect and manage many different digital asset types. The many features that the solution offers allows users to tailor their experience to meet their specific needs. Its flexibility enables users to accomplish a wide variety of security and identity management related tasks. It empowers users to secure a wide array of assets. Users can keep many different types of secrets away from bad actors.

    A cloud architect at a marketing services firm writes, “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, etcetera. It's a full-blown solution and it supports most breeds of key management: how you store keys and certify.”

    Roger L., the managing director of Cybersecurity Architecture at Peloton Systems, says, “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.”

    Sample Customers
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    Adobe, DriveTime, Johnson Controls, HP, InterContinental Hotels Group, ASOS
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company16%
    Financial Services Firm12%
    Comms Service Provider7%
    Computer Software Company28%
    Financial Services Firm24%
    Security Firm4%
    Paper And Forest Products4%
    Computer Software Company15%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Manufacturing Company8%
    Company Size
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise62%
    Small Business28%
    Midsize Enterprise23%
    Large Enterprise49%
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise14%
    Large Enterprise66%
    Buyer's Guide
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    Azure DDoS Protection is ranked 18th in Microsoft Security Suite with 6 reviews while Azure Key Vault is ranked 11th in Microsoft Security Suite with 46 reviews. Azure DDoS Protection is rated 8.6, while Azure Key Vault is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure DDoS Protection writes "It's simple to deploy and integrates seamlessly with the Azure environment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Azure Key Vault writes "Allows us to securely store our keys to prevent unauthorized access to unwanted users". Azure DDoS Protection is most compared with Azure Firewall, Azure Front Door, AWS Shield and Cloudflare, whereas Azure Key Vault is most compared with AWS Secrets Manager, HashiCorp Vault, CyberArk Enterprise Password Vault, AWS Certificate Manager and Delinea Secret Server. See our Azure DDoS Protection vs. Azure Key Vault report.

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