Convergent Release Azure Security Guides for M&E Industry

Los Angeles and London, July 21st  – Convergent Risks Inc.

Azure Cloud Deployment & Security Hardening Guides

Microsoft engaged Convergent Risks to review various media and entertainment industry workflows with the purpose of creating secure deployment and hardening guides. There are now four guides listed below covering VFX Rendering, VDI, Post-Production and Remote-Production in Azure Cloud. The purpose of these guides is to provide Microsoft customers with Azure specific secure deployment and hardening guidance applicable for the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry.

We work extensively within the M&E sector and have utilised our industry specific knowledge and experience to provide customers with secure deployment guidance and recommendations. If you’re an early adopter of Azure or someone looking to improve your environment’s security posture, these guides will help you navigate through deployment and the security requirements in an efficient manner. Additionally, if you’re currently leveraging Azure and are preparing for cloud security audits or assessments, then these guides will help you work through the recommended best practices in advance.

The following guides are currently in place and available for public consumption:

Azure VFX Rendering Deployment and Hardening Guide v1.0

Azure Post-Production Deployment and Hardening Guide v1.0

Azure Remote Production Deployment and Hardening Guide v1.0

Azure Secure VDI Deployment and Hardening Guide v1.0

Azure Media and Entertainment Controls Matrix_v1.2 – Draft

If you require any further assistance with regards to cloud security consultancy or support with any security assessment and audit requirements, then please do reach out to us at