Azure Front Door

Scalable and secure entry point for fast delivery of your global applications

  • SSL offload and application acceleration at the edge close to end users
  • Web Application Firewall (WAF) and DDoS Protection
  • Global HTTP load balancing with instant failover
  • Central control plane for traffic orchestration
  • Actionable insights about your users and back ends

Globally distributed microservice applications

Easily join your distributed microservice architectures into a single global application using HTTP load balancing and path-based routing rules. Automate turning up new regions and scale-out with API-driven global actions, and independent fault-tolerance to your back end microservices in Azure—or anywhere.

Dynamic applications with global reach

Deliver and protect your global application close to your end users with a "battle-tested" service built on world-class Microsoft Global Network infrastructure. Always keep your traffic on the best path to your app, improve your service scale, reduce latency, and increase throughput for your global users with edge load balancing and application acceleration.

Global, real-time performance and availability for your app or API

Flexibly route your users to the closest available backend—with instant failover—for changes in availability or on-the-path performance from your users to your backend. Front Door supports different load balancing algorithms to better manage your back end load, including round-robin, weighted round-robin, active/standby configurations, and cookie-based session affinity.

Scale up your global application

Offload SSL and domain management at the edge while accelerating dynamic content to improve agility and scale for your app—and performance for your users.

Protect your app from attacks

Stop network and application layer attacks at the edge with Web Application Firewall and DDoS Protection. Harden your service using Microsoft managed rule sets and author your own rules for custom protection of your app.

Centralized traffic orchestration view

Easily manage domain mapping and traffic to your microservice backends using one central, global dashboard.

Actionable insights about your users and backends

Get insights about where your users are connecting from and the quality of their experience, and select the optimal regions for your Azure back ends.

See how customers are using Azure Front Door

LinkedIn delivers faster, more reliable connectivity with Azure Front Door Service

"Azure Front Door Service 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

Microsoft Azure Front Door makes it easy for two apps to boost availability and security

Microsoft Azure Front Door gave Microsoft Core Services Engineering and Operations (CSEO) a simple way to configure an instant global presence, improve the user experience, strengthen reliability, boost defenses, and introduce scalability, all without a single line of custom coding.


Why Trust Azure Front Door?

  • Microsoft invests more than USD1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.

  • We employ more than 3,500 security experts completely dedicated to your data security and privacy.

  • Azure has more compliance certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.

Azure Front Door Pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay only for what you need

Everything you need to get started

Get instant access and a $200 credit by signing up for a free Azure account.

Learn how to use Front Door with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.

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