Azure Advent Calendar – When and How to use Azure Firewall?

This blog post is part of Azure Advent Calendar. Check out other awesome blog posts and videos. A huge shout out to Gregor Suttie and Richard Hopper who started this incredible Azure Advent Calendar initiative.

Let’s talk about the Azure Firewall and what it can do for you? Securing a network’s perimeter is one of the most important aspects of a cloud engineer’s role and might already using Network Security Group to protect your Azure Virtual Network’ resources or, any other third party Firewall solutions(NVAs).

Azure Firewall is a cloud-native network security service. It offers fully stateful network and application-level traffic filtering for VNet resources, with built-in high availability and cloud scalability delivered as a service.

Using Azure Firewall, you can protect your VNets by filtering outbound, inbound, spoke-to-spoke, VPN, and ExpressRoute traffic. Connectivity policy enforcement is supported across multiple VNets and Azure subscriptions.

You can use Azure Monitor to centrally log all events. You can archive the logs to a storage account, stream events to your Event Hub, or send them to Log Analytics or your security information and event management (SIEM) product of your choice.

In the video we will talk about features and capabilities in-depth, some use cases and a demo of Azure Firewall.

I hope you enjoyed the blog post. Let me in the comment section what do you think of Azure Firewall.

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