Generally available: Cloud Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) by Palo Alto Networks - an Azure Native ISV Service
Published date: 31 July, 2023
Cloud NGFW by Palo Alto Networks is the first ISV next-generation firewall service natively integrated in Azure. Developed through a collaboration between Microsoft and Palo Alto Networks, this service delivers the cutting-edge security features of Palo Alto Network's NGFW technology while also offering the simplicity and convenience of cloud-native scaling and management.
NGFWs provide superior network security by offering enhanced capabilities compared to traditional firewalls. These include deep packet inspection, advanced visibility and control features, and the use of AI to improve threat detection and response.
The service is now more broadly available in the following 12 regions: US (Central, East, East 2, West, West 3), Australia (East, Southeast), UK (South, West), Canada Central, East Asia and West Europe.