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Pro SQL Database for Windows Azure: SQL Server in the Cloud, Second Edition by Herve Roggero, Scott Klein

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CHAPTER 3

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Security

Compared to other systems in most corporations, database environments are probably the weakest point when it comes to security, with a few exceptions such as the banking sector. The reason is that databases are considered well within the boundaries of internal networks, which are considered secured and usually inaccessible directly from the Internet.

With the advent of SQL Database and most Database as a Service solutions, the focus on database security rises all the way to the top for two primary reasons: you’re no longer in control of your data, and the data can be directly accessed from the Internet. As a result, it becomes ...

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