Microsoft has announced a number of new features for Azure, including ‘Azure Firewall'. The cloud-based network security service will be used to protect virtual network resources, offering high availability and unrestricted scalability. “Customers can centrally create, enforce, and log application and network connectivity policies, spanning Fully Qualified Domain Names (FQDNs), IP Addresses, ports and protocols across subscriptions and virtual networks,” said Jason Zander, executive vice president, Azure. “Azure Firewall policies can be fully integrated with customers' dev ops model while enabling them to manage security risks and achieve compliance requirements for managing resource access and protection in the cloud.” Ths solution launches alongside the Azure WAN service, which provides businesses with automated branch to branch connectivity to and from Azure. This allows for a distributed connectivity model, with support for routing to hub and spoke networks in Azure for network security services.
Microsoft’s New ‘Azure Firewall’ Provides Cloud-Based Security for Virtual Network Resources
Microsoft is launching its Azure Firewall security solution alongside a WAN service and more in a huge push of its cloud platform. The company hails its innovations ahead of the Ignite conference next week.