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May 2024

May 21

Public preview: Azure Firewall integration in Microsoft Copilot for Security

IN PREVIEW

The Azure Firewall integration helps analysts perform detailed investigations of the malicious traffic intercepted by the IDPS feature of their firewalls across their entire fleet using natural language questions in the Copilot for Security standalone experience.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Microsoft Copilot for Azure
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
May 21

Public preview: Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) integration in Microsoft Copilot for Security

IN PREVIEW

Increase your security posture and receive an analysis of the top Azure WAF rules triggered, top offending IPs in the environment, SQL injection and Cross-site scripting attacks blocked by WAF, along with natural language explanation of the analysis.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Microsoft Copilot for Azure
  • Azure Front Door
  • Microsoft Copilot for Security
  • Application Gateway
  • Microsoft Build
  • Security
  • Features
May 14

Public preview: Sensitive data protection for Azure Front Door Web Application Firewall

IN PREVIEW

Protect the sensitive data getting stored in your Web Application Firewall (WAF) using log scrubbing on Azure’s global Web Application Firewall running on Azure Front Door.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Features
May 2

Azure Virtual Network Manager user-defined route (UDR) management now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

UDR management in Azure Virtual Network Manager is now in public preview, enabling users to describe their desired routing behavior via configuration, simplifying the management of routing behaviors at scale.

  • Azure Virtual Network Manager
  • Services
  • Features

April 2024

Apr 24

General availability: Application Gateway Web Application Firewall (WAF) inspection limit & size enforcement

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure’s regional Web Application Firewall (WAF) running on Application Gateway now supports greater control over request body inspection, and maximum size limits for request bodies and file uploads.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features

March 2024

Mar 15

Retirement: Support for Application Gateway Web Application Firewall v2 Configuration is ending

Target retirement date: March 15, 2027

On 15 March 2027, the Application Gateway WAF v2 Configuration will be retired. To continue using this service, switch to the Application Gateway WAF v2 Policy before the retirement date.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Retirements

February 2024

Feb 26

Public preview: Azure Application Gateway introduces support for TLS and TCP protocols

IN PREVIEW

TLS and TCP protocol support now available through Azure Application Gateway.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
  • Management
  • Features
Feb 13

Azure Firewall: Parallel IP Group update support is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Parallel IP Group support enables administrators to simultaneously update multiple IP Groups in a firewall, streamlining the process of implementing devOps changes.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Features
Feb 13

Azure Firewall: Flow Trace Logs and Autoscaling based on number of connections are now generally available

NOW AVAILABLE

Flow Trace Logs provide more visibility into the TCP handshake, providing insight into whether traffic is properly flowing through the firewall. In addition, Azure Firewall can now autoscale based on number of connections, providing more scaling adaptability to dynamic workloads.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Features

December 2023

Dec 29

General availability: Security Update for Azure Front Door WAF CVE-2023-50164

NOW AVAILABLE

Stay protected against CVE-2023-50164 with the help of Azure’s global WAF running on Azure Front Door.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Dec 24

General availability: Security Update for Application Gateway WAF CVE-2023-50164

NOW AVAILABLE

Stay protected against CVE-2023-50164 with the help of Azure’s regional WAF running on Application Gateway.

  • Application Gateway
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

November 2023

Nov 15

General availability: ExpressRoute as a Trusted Service

NOW AVAILABLE

ExpressRoute customers can now store MACSec secrets in an Azure KeyVault.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Features
Nov 8

General availability: Rate-limit rules for Application Gateway Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect applications from abnormally high levels of traffic with rate-limit rules on Azure’s regional Web Application Firewall running on Application Gateway.

  • Application Gateway
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Features

October 2023

Oct 31

General availability: Default Rule Set 2.1 for regional WAF with Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Increase your security posture and reduce false positives with Default Rule Set 2.1, now generally available on the regional WAF with Application Gateway

  • Application Gateway
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

September 2023

Sep 14

General availability: Sensitive Data Protection for Application Gateway Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Protect the sensitive data getting stored in your Web Application Firewall (WAF) using log scrubbing on Azure’s regional Web Application Firewall running on Application Gateway.

  • Application Gateway
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Features

August 2023

Aug 31

Azure Firewall: Poland Central Region is now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Firewall is now generally available in the Poland Central region.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 31

Azure Firewall Single-Click Upgrade and Downgrade is now in general availability

NOW AVAILABLE

This feature allows you to upgrade your firewall without service downtime, with a single click of a button.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 31

Azure Firewall: Explicit Proxy is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

This configuration allows traffic from the sending application to be directed to the private IP address of the firewall, facilitating direct egress from the firewall without the need for a UDR.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 31

Azure Firewall: Auto-Learn SNAT routes feature is now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall can now learn address ranges and automatically configure them to be excluded from SNAT, to reduce time and complexity spent manually defining SNAT private ranges.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Aug 24

Quick create Azure Front Door endpoints for Azure Storage accounts

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Storage is announcing native integration with Azure Front Door for content delivery with blob storage as your origin

  • Storage Accounts
  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Features

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