Private access to services hosted on the Azure platform, keeping your data on the Microsoft network
Connect and deliver services privately on Azure
Azure Private Link provides private connectivity from a virtual network to Azure platform as a service (PaaS), customer-owned or Microsoft partner services. It simplifies the network architecture and secures the connection between endpoints in Azure by eliminating data exposure to the public Internet.
Private connectivity to services on Azure – traffic remains on the Microsoft network, with no public Internet access
Integration with on-premises and peered networks
Protection against data exfiltration for Azure resources
Services delivered directly to your customers’ virtual networks
How it works
Use Private Link to bring services delivered on Azure into your private virtual network by mapping it to a private endpoint. Or privately deliver your own services in your customers’ virtual networks. All traffic to the service can be routed through the private endpoint, so no gateways, NAT devices, ExpressRoute or VPN connections, or public IP addresses are needed. Private Link keeps traffic on the Microsoft global network.Learn more
Protect Azure services against data exfiltration
Use Private Link to map private endpoints to Azure PaaS resources. In the event of a security incident within your network, only the mapped resource would be accessible, eliminating the threat of data exfiltration.
Get access from on-premises and peered networks
Access private endpoints over private peering or VPN tunnels from on-premises or peered virtual networks. Microsoft hosts the traffic, so you don’t need to set up public peering or use the Internet to migrate your workloads to the cloud.
Simplify the way you consume services on Azure
Privately consume Azure PaaS, Microsoft partner and your own services in your virtual networks on Azure. Private Link works across Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) tenants to help unify your experience across services. Send, approve or reject requests directly, without permissions or role-based access controls.
Achieve enhanced security and compliance
Private Link carries traffic privately – your data isn’t on the Internet. Service is mapped to Azure Virtual Networks through a private endpoint, which reduces your exposure to threats and helps you meet compliance standards.
Connect to services around the world
Connect privately to services running in other Azure regions. Private Link is global and has no regional restrictions.
Private Link offers simplified pricing
- Only pay for private endpoint resource hours and the data processed through your private endpoint.
Start using Private Link today
Trusted by companies of all sizes
Christian Kleinerman, VP of Product, Snowflake
"Azure Private Link will provide our joint customers the ability to establish secure and private connectivity between their Snowflake account and their infrastructure, whether it's running on Azure or on-premises."
Andrew Davidson, VP of Cloud Products at MongoDB
"Azure Private Link adds to the security capabilities that are already available in MongoDB Atlas. Our joint customers can now establish private, unidirectional, and transitive connection between their environment and their Atlas deployment, allowing them to access their data simply and securely."
Ganesh Srinivasan, Chief Product & Engineering Officer, Confluent
"Azure Private Link enables our most security-conscious, joint customers to establish secure, one-way private connections from their Azure VNet and on-premises network to Confluent's platform for data in motion without the risk of data exfiltration or the need for complex IP address coordination."
Uri Cohen, Senior Director, Elastic
"Elastic Cloud is the best way to run Elasticsearch and Kibana and leverage their powerful features for Observability, Security and Search. As part of our strategic partnership with Microsoft, we've integrated Elastic Cloud with Azure Private Link to allow our customers to move data more securely between their vNet and their Elastic Cloud deployments. Together with the ease of use of Private Link, this helps us to better serve business-critical customer workloads on Azure, ensuring that they can benefit from the highest standards of security and data protection."