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November 2022

Nov 15

General availability: Per Rule Actions on regional Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure's regional Web Application Firewall on Application Gateway now supports customizing actions per rule. This new functionality allows you greater control over how the Web Application Firewall handles incoming traffic.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
Nov 14

General availability: Bot Manager Rule Set 1.0 on regional Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

This rule set provides you enhanced protection against bots and provides granular control over bots detected by WAF by categorizing bot traffic as good, bad, or unknown bots.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features
Nov 10

Public preview: Upgrade from Azure Front Door Standard to Premium tier

IN PREVIEW

You can now use this feature to upgrade your Azure Front Door Standard profile to Premium tier without downtime.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Security
  • Features
Nov 7

General availability: Default Rule Set 2.1 for Azure Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Increase your security posture and reduce false positives with Default Rule Set 2.1, now generally available on Azure's global Web Application Firewall running on Azure Front Door.

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

October 2022

Oct 12

Public preview: IP Protection SKU for Azure DDoS Protection

IN PREVIEW

IP Protection is a new SKU that provides cost-effective, enterprise-grade DDoS protection for SMBs and offers the flexibility to enable protection on an individual public IP.

  • Azure DDoS Protection
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
Oct 4

Public preview: Azure Firewall Basic

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall Basic provides cost-effective, enterprise-grade network security for small and medium businesses (SMBs).

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Services

September 2022

Sep 29

Public preview: Policy analytics for Azure Firewall

IN PREVIEW

You can now manage firewall rules over time by providing insights and analysis of traffic flowing through Azure Firewall.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Azure Firewall Manager
  • Security
  • Features
Sep 20

General availability: Improvements to Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) custom rules

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

Azure regional Web Application Firewall (WAF) supports operators “Any” and “GreaterThanOrEqual”, improving WAF tuning capabilities. Azure's global WAF now supports geo-match filtering using the socket address in addition to remote address.

  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features

August 2022

Aug 2

Azure Firewall Premium is now ICSA labs certified

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Firewall Premium Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) certification from ICSA Labs is now available.

  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Compliance

July 2022

Jul 14

Generally available: Azure Gateway Load Balancer

NOW AVAILABLE

Gateway Load Balancer enables you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third party network virtual appliances (NVAs) in Azure with ease.

  • Load Balancer
  • Services
  • Features

June 2022

Jun 15

General availability: Azure WAF policy and DDoS management in Azure Firewall Manager

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Firewall Manager supports the ability to manage DDoS Protection plans and Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) policies for workloads and applications, within a centralized place, at scale.

  • Application Gateway
  • Azure Firewall Manager
  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Jun 1

Public preview: Manage Azure Web Application Firewall policies in Azure Firewall Manager

IN PREVIEW

Azure Firewall Manager now supports the ability to manage Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) policies for application delivery platforms, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door, at scale within a centralized place.

  • Application Gateway
  • Azure Firewall Manager
  • Azure Front Door
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

May 2022

May 3

Generally available: Enhancements to Azure Web Application Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Latest updates and new enhancements available for Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF).

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

March 2022

Mar 31

General availability: Bring your own IP ranges to Azure

NOW AVAILABLE

Bring your own public IP ranges to Azure to retain existing reputation or to prevent your customers from needing to modify dependencies (e.g. firewalls or other hardcoding) on their network.

  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Mar 29

Generally available: The new Azure Front Door – a modern cloud CDN service

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure Front Door is a modern cloud CDN that enables you to accelerate the delivery of applications, APIs, and content on Azure or anywhere at scale.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features

January 2022

Jan 6

Azure Traffic Manager: Additional IP addresses for endpoint monitoring service.

NOW AVAILABLE

Update your network access control rules if you see Traffic Manager health probes with new IP addresses.

  • Traffic Manager
  • Azure Firewall
  • Security
  • Services

November 2021

Nov 2

General availability: New troubleshooting experiences in Network Insights for VPN Gateway & Azure Firewall

NOW AVAILABLE

Rich insights for additional networking resources in Azure Monitor.

  • Azure Monitor
  • VPN Gateway
  • Azure Firewall
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Features
Nov 2

Gateway Load Balancer now in public preview

IN PREVIEW

Gateway Load Balancer enables you to deploy, scale, and enhance the availability of third party network virtual appliances (NVAs) in Azure with ease

  • Load Balancer
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services

October 2021

Oct 12

Azure Firewall Premium now generally available in five new Azure regions

NOW AVAILABLE

New zone options for additional resiliency and tolerance to infrastructure impact.

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

July 2021

Jul 30

General availability: Web Application Firewall (WAF) bot protection on Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Try the bot protection rule set alongside your OWASP core rule set (CRS), now generally available for Azure Web Application Firewall running on Application Gateway.

  • Web Application Firewall
  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Features

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