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Azure Front Door

Fast, reliable, and more secure cloud content delivery service with intelligent threat protection

Securely accelerate content delivery

Azure Front Door delivers content while protecting apps, APIs, and websites from cyberthreats. It works seamlessly with Azure services and modern CDN technology, and is easy to set up, deploy, and manage.

Intelligent security

Safeguard your apps and content with a built-in web application firewall (WAF), DDoS protection and bot protection.

Dynamic application acceleration

Accelerate APIs and dynamic traffic with smart Layer 7 routing and global load balancing.

Fast, global CDN

Deliver apps and content to users around the world with a low-latency, high-speed network.

Developer-friendly interface

Automate processes and workflows with DevOps automation tools including PowerShell, CLI, Rest API, and Terraform.

Tighten your CDN security

Stop network and application layer attacks at the edge with the Azure Front Door web application firewall (WAF), bot protection and DDoS protection. Secure your private back ends and harden your apps using Microsoft managed and custom rule sets and best-in-practice security at global scale.

Speed up and scale out to stay current

Keep traffic on the best path to your app, improve service scale, reduce latency, and increase throughput for your global users with edge load balancing, SSL offload, and application acceleration.

Easily access Azure services and DevOps

Take advantage of cloud-native development with a fully programable and API-driven service. The Azure Front Door architecture integrates seamlessly with Azure services, including Azure App Service, Azure API Management, Azure Application Gateway, Azure Storage, Azure Monitor, Azure Cloud Services, and Azure Private Link. Apply it to your scenario in just a few clicks.

Save costs on data transfer

Azure Front Door offers simple, easy, and transparent consumption pricing. Reduce bandwidth costs with no additional charges for transferring data from the Azure datacenter to the Azure Front Door edge location.

Why Trust Azure Front Door?

Azure Front Door pricing

Azure Front Door offers a range of security, acceleration, global load balancing and caching solutions operating at the network edge. Choose the option that fits your scale, performance and budget needs. There are no upfront costs or termination fees—pay for only what you need.

Azure Front Door resources and documentation

See how customers are using Azure Front Door

LinkedIn delivers faster, more reliable connectivity

"Azure Front Door has helped us accelerate and improve the LinkedIn experience for our members. When we do that, we're in a stronger position to connect our members with the opportunities and communities that can further their careers. I wish we'd done it years ago."

Jonathan Sorenson, Senior Manager, Site Reliability, Edge, LinkedIn

Two apps boost availability and security

Microsoft Digital used Azure Front Door to improve the reliability and strength of two internal applications. By using the service, the apps gained automated failover routing, seamless switching and an uninterrupted user experience on a global scale.


Frequently asked questions about Azure Front Door

  • Azure Front Door is an application delivery network (ADN) service that offers Layer 7 load-balancing capabilities for your applications. It provides dynamic site acceleration along with global load balancing with near real-time failover. It is a highly available and scalable service and is fully managed by Azure.
  • Azure Front Door supports features including dynamic site acceleration (DSA), TLS/SSL offloading and end-to-end TLS, web application firewall (WAF), cookie-based session affinity, URL path-based routing, free certificates and multiple-domain management.
  • Azure Front Door supports HTTP, HTTPS and HTTP/2.
  • Azure Front Door is a global service and is not tied to any specific Azure region. The only location you will need to specify is the resource group location—in other words, where the metadata for the resource group will be stored. Azure Front Door is deployed globally to all edge locations.
  • Azure Front Door is a globally distributed multi-tenant service, meaning the infrastructure is shared by all users. However, by creating an Azure Front Door profile, you define the specific configuration required for your application and changes made to your configurations will not impact other tenant configurations.

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