Azure Virtual Network enables a flexible foundation for building advanced networking architectures. Managing heterogeneous environments with various types of filtering components, such as Azure Firewall or your favorite network virtual appliance, requires a little bit of planning.
We continue to expand our ecosystem by partnering with independent software vendors (ISV) around the globe to deliver prepackaged software solutions to Azure Stack customers.
We are always looking for ways to improve the customer experience and allow our partners to complement our offerings. In support of these efforts we are sharing the Azure Networking Managed Service Provider (MSP) program along with partners that deliver value added managed cloud network services to help enterprise customers connect, operationalize, and scale their mission critical applications running in Azure.
Today we are happy to share several key Azure Firewall capabilities as well as update on recent important releases into general availability (GA) and preview.
For many customers around the world, securely connecting from the outside to workloads and virtual machines on private networks can be challenging. Exposing virtual machines to the public Internet to enable connectivity through Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH), increases the perimeter, rendering your critical networks and attached virtual machines more open and harder to manage.
We recently released Azure Application Gateway V2 or Autoscaling version (SKU) and Web Application Firewall (WAF). These SKUs are Standard_v2 and WAF_v2 respectively and are fully supported with a 99.95% SLA.
Calico policies lets you define filtering rules to control flow of traffic to and from Kubernetes Pods. In this blog post, we will explore in more technical detail the engineering work that went into enabling Azure Kubernetes Service to work with a combination of Azure CNI for networking and Calico for network policy.
Network security solutions can be delivered as appliances on premises, as Network Virtual Appliances (NVAs) that run in the cloud or as a cloud native offering (known as firewall-as-a-service).
We are pleased to share the capability to rewrite HTTP headers in Azure Application Gateway. With this, you can add, remove, or update HTTP request and response headers while the request and response packets move between the client and backend application.
Every internet facing web application, whether serving a large audience or a small set of users in a single region, is by default a global application. Whether you are running a large news website with millions of users across the globe, running a B2B application for managing your sales channels or a local pastry shop in a city – your users are distributed/roaming across multiple locations, or your application demands deployment into multiple locations for high availability or disaster recovery scenarios.