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December 2022

Dec 15

General availability: Feature enhancements to Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF)

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure’s WAF now supports multiple new features - SQLi and XSS detection queries, new built-in Azure policies, and increased exclusions limit with support for exclusions on bot manager rule set.

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

November 2022

Nov 30

General availability: 12 months free services for new Azure PAYG customers

NOW AVAILABLE

With an Azure free account, you can explore with free amounts of 55+ always free services.

  • Media Services
  • Azure Container Registry
  • Service Bus
  • Load Balancer
  • Virtual Machines
  • Key Vault
  • Azure SQL Database
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • Azure Database for PostgreSQL
  • Azure Database for MySQL
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • Azure Files
  • Azure Cognitive Services
  • Computer Vision
  • Security
  • Services
Nov 15

General availability: TLS 1.3 with Application Gateway

NOW AVAILABLE

Start using the new policies with TLS 1.3 for your Azure Application Gateway to improve security and performance.

  • Application Gateway
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
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 8

Generally available: Block domain fronting behavior on newly created customer resources

NOW AVAILABLE

All newly created Azure Front Door, Azure Front Door (classic) or Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft (classic) resources will block any HTTP request that exhibits domain fronting behavior.

  • Azure Front Door (classic)
  • Azure Front Door
  • Content Delivery Network
  • 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 25

Generally available: Custom IP Prefixes (BYOIP) now available in US Government regions

NOW AVAILABLE

The ability to bring your own public IP ranges is now available in all US Government regions. Additionally, you can now bring your own IPv6 ranges to use as Public IP Prefixes.

  • Virtual Network
  • Regions & Datacenters
  • Features
Oct 13

General availability: Static IP configurations of private endpoints

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure private endpoint support of statically defined IP addresses is now generally available allowing you to provide static IP addresses when configuring your private endpoints.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Oct 13

General availability: Custom network interface name configurations of private endpoints

NOW AVAILABLE

Azure private endpoint (PE) support of custom network interface (NIC) names is now generally available. With this feature you can now deploy PE NICs without the GUID suffix.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Security
  • Services
  • Features
Oct 12

General availability: Azure DNS Private Resolver – hybrid name resolution and conditional forwarding

NOW AVAILABLE

Seamlessly perform conditional forwarding from on-prem to Azure Private DNS Zones and from Azure Virtual Networks to any target DNS server.

  • Azure DNS
  • Microsoft Ignite
  • Services
  • Features

September 2022

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
Sep 15

Generally available: Resizing of peered virtual networks

NOW AVAILABLE

You can use this feature to resize or update the IP address of your peered virtual networks without removing the peering.

  • Virtual Network
  • Azure Peering Service
  • Services
  • Features

August 2022

Aug 29

General availability: ExpressRoute IPv6 Support for Global Reach

NOW AVAILABLE

IPv6 support for Global Reach expands the possibilities for customers building dual-stack, hybrid networks with Azure.

  • Azure ExpressRoute
  • Features
Aug 17

General availability: Network security groups support for private endpoints

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

Network security groups (NSGs) support for private endpoints is now generally available.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
Aug 17

General availability: User-defined routes support for private endpoints

NOW AVAILABLE

User-defined routes (UDRs) support for private endpoints is now generally available.

  • Azure Private Link
  • Virtual Network
  • Features
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
  • Compliance
  • Security
Aug 1

General availability: Next hop IP support for Route Server

NOW AVAILABLE

Target availability: Q3 2022

Peer Route Server with network virtual appliances (NVAs) deployed behind an Azure Internal Load Balancer (ILB).

  • Azure Route Server
  • Services

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

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