- 1000000 operations
- AE North
Secure key management is essential to protecting data in the cloud. With Azure Key Vault, you can encrypt keys and small secrets like passwords using keys stored in hardware security modules (HSMs). Key Vault is designed so that Microsoft does not see or extract your keys. With Key Vault, there's no need to provision, configure, patch, and maintain HSMs and key management software. You can provision new vaults and keys (or import keys from your own HSMs) in minutes and centrally manage keys, secrets, and policies. You maintain control over your keys - simply grant permission for your own and third-party applications to use them as needed. Applications never have direct access to keys. Developers easily manage keys used for Dev/Test and migrate seamlessly to production keys managed by security operations.