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Telefónica Tech helps secure Microsoft apps for Spain's public and regulated sectors

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It will add monitoring and encryption services to guarantee the security and privacy of data in Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365.

Microsoft and Telefónica Tech have strengthened their strategic alliance to offer "specific confidential hybrid cloud solutions to public administrations and companies in regulated sectors".

The two say their joint solutions will enable Spanish public administrations and companies in regulated sectors to meet digital sovereignty requirements, complying with data protection provisions and recommendations defined by the European Data Protection Board (EDPB)

They claim their solutions meet the most stringent legal and technical requirements of cloud trust principles, as they are secured by Microsoft's Confidential Computing technology and Telefonica Tech's cyber threat monitoring and management.
 
Telefónica Tech will provide professional and managed advisory, implementation and operational services to deploy and operate the cloud services, which will be marketed through Telefónica Empresas.

Spanish certification

Microsoft has Spanish National Security Scheme certification for Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 and has made a contractual commitment to legally oppose access to its enterprise and public sector customers' data by any government.

Microsoft has also announced the EU Data Boundary initiative to allow the company's customers to store and process their personal data within the EU. This commitment applies to Microsoft Azure, Microsoft 365 and Dynamics 365 cloud services.
 
For its part, Telefónica Tech will provide consultancy, implementation and operation services that will enable the deployment of maximum security cloud services within the scope of public administrations and companies in regulated environments, guaranteeing compliance with information privacy, quality of service and regulatory compliance requirements at all times.

Value-added services

Telefónica Tech will also offer value-added services, such as management of communications and infrastructures, and monitoring and manageming cyber threats from its Cybersecurity Operations Centre. The aim is to guarantee a rapid and secure adoption of cloud services by the different organisations and institutions.

It will also offer specialised consulting services for the design, deployment and operation of Big Data platforms on Microsoft Azure Cloud, accompanying public administrations and companies in regulated environments in the definition and implementation of their data and artificial intelligence strategy, and contributing to the development of specific use cases.
 
In addition, specific solutions will be offered for the Defence sector that combine the 5G connectivity solutions offered by Telefónica with Microsoft cloud services, enabling innovation in environments with high security and compliance requirements.

All these services will be implemented in Microsoft's current cloud environments and specifically the upcoming availability of the new Cloud Region that Microsoft will open in Spain and that will take advantage of Telefónica's current infrastructure, as already announced in February 2020.