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Azure Front Door

Secure, fast, and reliable cloud CDN with intelligent threat protection

Azure Front Door

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

Azure Front Door Standard/PremiumPreview

  • Built-in intelligent security to protect your apps and content
  • Single platform for static and dynamic acceleration
  • Simplified, transparent billing for security and content delivery
  • Powerful real-time advanced analytics
  • Seamless integration with Azure services and DevOps

Introduction to Azure Front Door

Azure Front Door is a secure cloud CDN service that helps cyber security teams accelerate content delivery while protecting apps, APIs, and websites from cyber threats. It combines intelligent threat protection and modern CDN technology in a tightly integrated service that's easy to set up, deploy, and manage.

Modern content delivery network (CDN) with built-in security

Stop network and application layer attacks at the edge with Web Application Firewall, bot protection, and Azure DDoS Protection. Secure your private back ends and harden your service using Microsoft managed and custom rule sets. Azure Front Door gives you Microsoft best-in-practice security at global scale.

Dynamic site acceleration with global reach and scale

Speed is the currency of the modern web. With Azure Front Door, keep 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, SSL offload, and application acceleration.

Enterprise-grade global load balancing

Boost your app reliability and performance. Flexibly route your users to the closest available origin—with instant failover—for changes in availability or on-the-path performance from your users to your origin. Azure 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.

Seamless integration with Azure services and DevOps

Fully programable and API driven, Azure Front Door is synonymous with cloud-native development. Integrate seamlessly with Azure Services, including Azure App Service, Azure Media Services, Azure Storage, Azure Monitor, Azure Cloud Services, and Azure Private Link. Apply Azure Front Door to your scenario in a few simple clicks.

Massive-scale global private network

Deliver and protect your global application close to your end users with a trusted service built on world-class Microsoft global network infrastructure. Whether you need to deliver storage through dynamics apps and APIs or static content file delivery, use one unified platform for all your static and dynamic delivery needs.

Powerful real-time advanced analytics

Understand customer workflows and business needs by tracking engagement with the content. Leverage the intelligence of Azure Front Door reporting analytics to see how customers are receiving and caching assets, and further monitor traffic on your content delivery network using real-time and granular analytics.

See how customers are using Azure Front Door

LinkedIn delivers faster, more reliable connectivity with Azure Front Door

"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

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?

Azure Front Door Pricing

  • No upfront cost
  • No termination fees
  • Pay for only 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 Azure Front Door with 5-minute quickstart tutorials and documentation.

Enhance Azure Front Door with additional features and products, like security and backup services.

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