Tag: Azure Firewall

Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Building and Managing Distributed Micro-Perimeters With Azure Firewall

Speaker: Yair Tor, Principal Program Manager Azure Firewall Cloud native stateful firewall as a service. A first among public cloud providers. Central governance of all traffic flows Built in high availability and auto scale Network and application traffic filtering Centralized policy across VNets and subscriptions Complete VNet protection Filter outbound, inbound, spoke-spoke Centralized logging Best…

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Microsoft Ignite 2019 – Securing Your Cloud Perimeter With Azure Network Security

Speaker: Sinead O’Donvan (Irish, by the accent) Zero Trust Architecture document 7 pillars: Identity Devices Data Apps Infrastructure Networking – the focus here Verify explicitly every access control Being on the network is not enough Use least privilege access IP address is not enough Assume breach No one is perfectly secure. Identify the breach. Contain…

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Private Connections to Azure PaaS Services

In this post, I’d like to explain a few options you have to get secure/private connections to Azure’s platform-as-a-service offerings. Express Route – Microsoft Peering   ExpressRoute comes in a few forms, but at a basic level, it’s a “WAN” connection to Azure virtual networks via one or more virtual network gateways; Customers this private…

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Migrating Azure Firewall To Availability Zones

Microsoft recently added support for availability zones to Azure firewall in regions that offer this higher level of SLA. In this post, I will explain how you can convert an existing Azure Firewall to availability zones. Before We Proceed There are two things you need to understand: If you have already deployed and configured Azure…

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Backing Up Azure Firewall

In this post, I will outline how you can back up your Azure Firewall, enabling you to rebuild it in case it is accidentally/maliciously deleted or re-configured by an authorized person. With the Azure Firewall adding new features, we should expect more customers to start using it. And if you are using it like I…

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Why Choose the Azure Firewall over a Virtual Firewall Appliance?

In this post, I will explain why you should choose Azure Firewall over third-party firewall network virtual appliances (NVAs) from the likes of Cisco, Palo Alto, Check Point, and so on. Microsoft’s Opinion Microsoft has a partner-friendly line on Azure Firewall versus third-parties. Microsoft says that third-party solutions offer more than Azure Firewall. If you…

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