Gateway Load Balancer now in public preview
Published date: 02 November, 2021
Gateway Load Balancer is a fully managed service enabling you to deploy, scale and enhance the availability of third-party network virtual appliances (NVAs) in Azure. You can add your favourite third-party appliance whether it is a firewall, inline DDoS appliance, deep packet inspection system or even your own custom appliance into the network path transparently – all with a single click.
With Gateway Load Balancer, you can easily add or remove advanced network functionality without additional management overhead. It provides the bump-in-the-wire technology you need to ensure that all traffic to a public endpoint is sent to an appliance before your application. What makes Gateway LB even more powerful is that it ensures symmetrical flows or a consistent route to your network virtual appliance. As a result, packets traverse the same network path in both directions, enabling stateful appliances.
Gateway Load Balancer is available in public preview in all public regions, Azure China cloud regions and Azure Government cloud regions.
Learn more about Gateway Load Balancer.