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What is Azure Key Vault?

Azure Key Vault enables users to store and use cryptographic keys within the Microsoft Azure environment. Azure Key Vault supports multiple key types and algorithms and enables the use of Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for high value customer keys.

Azure Key Vault Details
Product Description

Azure Key Vault enables users to store and use cryptographic keys within the Microsoft Azure environment. Azure Key Vault supports multiple key types and algorithms and enables the use of Hardware Security Modules (HSM) for high value customer keys.


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Microsoft
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Year Founded
1975
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Total Revenue (USD mm)
$125,843
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Freelance Contributor
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The best thing about the Azure Key vault is it is simple to use. Focused on storing confidential secrets. easy to manage and grouped by as per the environment which can be used during DevOps deployment configurations.

The other best thing is version control of the updating configuration which makes quite a good use for applications which run on a different version Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

They are not providing a searching facility which makes a problem when we need to update any specific key. To search a particular key user need to go through whole the list Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Azure Key Vault is simple and focused to storing your application related configurations and providing a good level of security. Once you used it you will find out your application configurations management will be simple and you can switch easily during /after your production deployments Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

With Azure Keyvault we achieved to remove all the hardcoded configurations from our project and placed into Azure Keyvault which provides us the better security and management of our secrets. Now our application (Based on .Net core microservice) connect to Azure Keyvault and load all the configurations during start-up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Cloud Solution Delivery Architect (L9)
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Reliability , HA , ease to use ,scalable Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Logging or monitoring via non-Azure tool Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to use , enterprise-grade key vault solution .

Should be checked out if using Azure , due to great/seamless integration with other Azure products Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have solved multiple use-cases using AKV (Azure Key Vault) working as a Cloud architect for multiple enterprise projects.

For starters , it is very easy to integrated with ADE / Azure Disk Encryption.

I have used it in small clients as an encryption as a service tool , to get encrypted output from AKV to use in front end applications / to store passwords and so on.

Also , I have used it in an enterprise project to create a secret wrapper SaaS tool for API tokens , using envelope encryption , where the API key/token was encrypted using a AKV data key , which itself was encrypted using AKV master key .

We have also leveraged it at length for business facing use-cases , where a managed identity was provided access to specific keys/secrets stored in the AKV.

AKV is a key tool to keep in your pocket for any type of secret management use-cases . It can seamlessly integrate with a wide range of Azure services , so in case you are an Azure shop , then AKV is the one stop toolkit for all your enterprise secret handling needs.

Also for users migrating from AWS to Azure , if the AWS designs involved KMS , then they can seamlessly try to incorporate AKV in their Azure solution , in place of KMS. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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.NET Developer
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

It's almost free, keeps data secured and it is easily accessable through API. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Deployment of Key Vault. It is quite hard to create pipeline where new tenant would be created and assigned to key vault automatically without going to azure and doing several steps manually. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are looking a way to store data securely, definitely try this product. It is almost free so you do not have anything to lose. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All the data which is static and need security are stored there. You do not need to worry if such data is secure or private enough. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Technical Specialist
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Azure Key Vault is security feature given by Microsoft which can be used to secure your secrets, Passwords and certificate.

The best thing about key vault is we can access it publicly as well as on Private Network. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Azure needs to provide versions of Key Vault that are suitable for different sizes of companies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would advise others to take the advantage of Azure Key Vault and it security features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Now we are not storing the keys and secrets in config file of an application.

Also not storing keys and secrets locally on the system. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Integration with Private Network and Use least privilege access principal to grant access. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Subscription-wide throughput limits and Account-level access policies. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

My recommendation would be to others to take the advantage of Azure Key Vault and it security features. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

1:-Encrypts keys and secrets.

2:-Software protected keys option.

3:-Automatically renew SSL certificates.

4:-Versioned keys and secrets.

5:-Integration with other Azure services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Microsoft Dynamice 365 Consultant
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

A reliable and mature feature by Microsoft to make your sensitive information secure. I have been using this feature for 8 months now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Nothing, I don't dislike anything about it. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Azure Key Vault is a very secure and reliable feature to use and also matured now. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have used this feature in Custom Asp.net portals and Azure functions to secure my organization's credentials. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Its like one container where we can manages all our keys in one shot.

IAM is good feature which give more security on key vault. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some VM are using encryption with old fashion.

Try to move all vm into new keys like secret keys.

It will help when we will do restore of vm and no need to decrypt vm. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have decrypt one critical Vm which was using old keys in vault.

It took time but i have fixed issue. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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CI
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

The cost associated with Azure Key Vault is less compared to Competitor.

The feature like auditing and support for HSM based key is good option. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The Certificate Management can do better like certificate renewal,expiry alerts or view should be there. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Affordable pricing and support for FIPS compliance Secure Key Generation using HSM Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Azure key vault is used for disk encryption and storing TDE keys in secure key vault. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AF
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

Its a secure way to store the secret keys and Certificates Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Management could be better. Other wise it's good Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Yes I would like to recommend this service from azure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Certificate store and secret keys management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Application Developer Analyst
Information Technology and Services
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
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Review source: Invitation from G2
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like that its very easy to integrate it to other Azure products such as azure data factory v2 as well as Websites, and other applications to keep connection strings, users and passwords safe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Sometimes its tricky to set configure it correctly when doing a complex set up Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Use it for everything related to azure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Credentials related security and databases. It adds an extra layer of security to your applications. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Accountant
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

What I like best was that it was a complete surprise to me! I was VERY lucky to have the Microsoft Azure Key Vault included in my package deal. To my complete surprise this is a cloud-hosted management service . This service allows the users to encrypt keys.and protected by hardware security modules. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I didnt know this hardware was available! I am not sure yet how I am going to use this product to my advantage other than data security at this point. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I know that Microsoft is always looking for ways to improve their products which always peaks my curiosity, I rely heavily on my Microsoft office suites a part of our day-to-day application as well as utilizing their cloud innovation. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Civic & Social Organization
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The ability to keep my information private from others and stay clear of hack attacks or hack attempts. We also had some pretty sensitive data around our clients that we weren't able to store elsewhere. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It was only user friendly to myself and my colleagues, and I wasn't able to use this in my everyday personal life. I did have a good experience with customer service as they walked me through step by step on how to set this product up. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We needed a space to keep some pretty delicate information-- including passwords and access to spreadsheets with sensitive client data, and key vault was able to help us keep our information safe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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administrator
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

the integration with other azure services and simplifies administration of application secretes. the monitor access and use help with streaming event hub, sending the logs to log analytics, and archiving to storage accounts. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dislike the lack of ease- it is very difficult to learn how to use azure key vault. but once you learn, its rewarding Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

there are great tutorials that help retrieve secrets with CLI, Power shell, portal, .NET, and NODE. the virtual machine shows with Linux and windows too. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

helps solves problems with: secrets, key and certificate management and store secrets back by hardware security modules. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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IC
Enterprise(> 1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Excellent tool for creating a secrets store and reduce security vulnerability of your code / config files

Great documentation available online for quick start

Well integrated with Visual Studio

Easy to use and configure

Learning curve is short Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It does not have the advanced dynamic secrets features of products like Hashicorp vault yet Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

No reason to store your secrets in code/config files anymore Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Applications should not manage secrets in code/config files and reduce the vulnerability of exposure of secrets e.g. database connection strings, certificates, API keys etc. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UG
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

The setup of this key vault was very easy and to the point. It doesnt take a lot of commands or knowledge to establish this. There are also many step by step directions available on line. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

I dont know that I have experiences many negatives using this software. It seems to be easy to use and maintain. I thi k ow would be nice to come back and edit this at another time, maybe after I have experienced an issue Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It allows secure management of cryptographic keys giving us better security within applications. It is great to be able to protect our cloud data with in standards for sensitive data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UA
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how I get HSM security at such a low cost. The efficiencies in the system have given me a piece of mind. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface can be a little more pretty. But all in all, there aren't many flaws with this program. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would definitely recommend this product to businesses with highly sensitive information. We need to keep our data safe and everyone deserves a piece of mind. This program is also very easy to use and not as expensive as other programs! It's also an added perk that it's cloud based. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to keep sensitive information safe, which is so important nowadays. My information is triple secured. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UC
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Centralized way to securely store keys and passwords for all of your applications Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It is a little bit of a black box in terms of how secure it is and what best practices are needed to securely access the data Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Solves the problem with having to have API keys or passwords in environment variables or in separate files so they aren't in source code. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Software Developer
Financial Services
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Allows you to safely and easily store keys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

There is a big learning curve when trying to use key vaults. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

easy to use. just be sure to read through azure documentation Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

able to distribute keys easily during the software development cycle. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Student Researcher
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Keeping our research information safe is very important and this program allows us to continuously keep new and old data safe. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

It took us a little bit of time to understand how to use the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides security for all of our data on all computers and external sources. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UB
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from the seller
What do you like best?

I have noticed that azure is widely used by different organizations. This is extremely helpful because if you are familiar with it, then you will be able to spend less time learning the UI and different tools. I really like that it is a widely used service. I like that I am able to use different virtual machines so that we can manager our servers. It is also really good at monitoring your applications and infrastrucure. Microsoft is also a big company so I entrust them with the high sensitive information and a service that our business relies on. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The cost can be a little high depending on the type of organization you have. It may not be as good for "smaller" businesses. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I am able to securely and efficiently monitor our activity logs and configure our infrastructure. We also use the SQL database a little bit to run custom built applications to help solve inventory issues. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Business Development
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I like the ease of use of the software. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

More features would be nice, based on more customer feedback. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Many things. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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UI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Very easy to provision and manage keys and control developer access to keys. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Not a huge fan on the interconnectedness of Microsoft services, would prefer not to be constantly bombarded by suggestions to use other Microsoft services. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It is a good turnkey product, it solved our general use case admirably. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Key privacy and control management Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

Integration with my office365 apps. My team members and I have a common tool to use. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

You have to be an advance user to setup, in my opinion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I would Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Securing IT project data on internal and client projects. We can track use by team member. Great for us. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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Owner and President
Small-Business(50 or fewer emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from the seller
Business partner of the seller or seller's competitor, not included in G2 scores.
What do you like best?

I like the simple integration with Azure. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

The interface, which is standard Azure style, is a little much for simple key storage. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Not sure Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Encrypting keys for an Azure App Service Certificate. The integration with other Azure tools is the primary benefit. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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AI
Mid-Market(51-1000 emp.)
Validated Reviewer
Verified Current User
Review source: Invitation from G2
What do you like best?

I love how azure keyvault allows me to store everything from domain certificates, to basic plain text passwords in a secure, easy to increment versions fashion. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What do you dislike?

Some of the bash script commands can be a little cryptic to figure out, but once they are, they are easily manipulated to suit my needs. Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are using key vault for a magento deployment using shell scripting. The Installation exists on an a installation exists on an Azure VM Review collected by and hosted on G2.com.

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