Azure Bastion is now generally available
Published date: 04 November, 2019
At Ignite 2019, Microsoft announced the general availability of Azure Bastion, a fully managed platform as a service (PaaS) service that provides more secure and seamless RDP and SSH access to virtual machines directly through the Azure portal. Azure Bastion is provisioned directly in a customer’s virtual network (VNet) and supports all VMs in their virtual network (VNet) using SSL without any exposure through public IP addresses.
Previously available in preview, Azure Bastion is now generally available in six Azure regions – West US, East US, West Europe, South Central US, Australia East and Japan East.
It’s easy to initiate a remote Azure Bastion session directly from Azure portal. Azure Bastion then brokers a more secure RDP/SSH session to the target virtual machines in the virtual network. Azure Bastion always connects to the target VM in the virtual network over its private IP.