Network Appliances

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Network appliances in Azure

Network appliances in Azure support network functionality and services in the form of virtual appliances (VMs) in the customer virtual networks and deployments. Both first-party and third-party network appliances are available. First-party network appliances include Azure VPN Gateway and Azure Application Gateway, which can be deployed and managed with the Azure service management APIs and related SDKs (PowerShell etc.). Third-party network appliances can be purchased and deployed from the Azure Marketplace.

Azure VPN Gateway

Azure VPN Gateway serves as the cross-premises gateway connecting your workloads in Azure Virtual Network to your on-premises sites. Azure VPN Gateways connect to on-premises sites through IPsec Site-to-Site (S2S) VPN tunnels. For IPsec/IKE VPN tunnels, the gateways perform IKE handshakes and establish the IPsec S2S VPN tunnels between the Virtual Networks and on-premises sites. Azure VPN Gateway also supports Point-to-Site (P2S) VPNs that allow customers to establish VPN client connectivity into their Virtual Networks in Azure from anywhere on the Internet.

Third-party network appliances in Azure

Azure also supports a broad list of third-party network appliances, including Web Application Firewall (WAF), firewalls, gateways/routers, Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and WAN optimiser. Customers can purchase and deploy these network appliances through the Azure Marketplace into their virtual networks and deployments.

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