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Protect Your Cloud Workloads With Azure Firewall Service Configuration Setup

TABLE OF CONTENT

1. Introduction to Azure Firewall
2. Setup Azure Firewall Service
3. NAT Rules Configuration
4. Restricting Traffic from Firewall
5. Conclusion
6. Real-time Use Cases of Azure Firewall
7. About CloudThat
8. FAQs

Before we understand the implementation of the Azure firewall service, we need to have some idea about traditional Firewalls that are used in corporate data center setup. Enterprise organizations use Firewalls to protect their private resources from malicious attacks from the internet with the help of a set of defined firewall rules.

This article will walk you through the steps to configure the Azure Firewall service and set up different firewall rules.

1. Introduction to Azure Firewall

Azure Firewall is a managed service of Azure that has built-in high availability and is stateful, so it understands what packet of traffic/data to allow and what to not. It also has built-in threat intelligence, allowing us to deny traffic from/to malicious IP addresses and domains. We can also deploy an Azure firewall across two or more AZ to ensure high availability. We can also filter traffic based on fully-qualified domain names.

2. Setup of Azure Firewall Service

3. NAT rules Configuration

4. Restricting Traffic from Firewall

5. Conclusion

So, we have seen the setup of the Firewall and its different rules and functionalities of it. Still, one of the important points to note when we deploy the Azure Firewall in a virtual network is that we need to deploy the Firewall in the same region as that of the virtual network. It needs to be in the same resource group as the virtual network.

6. Real-time Use Cases of Azure Firewall

7. About CloudThat

CloudThat is the authorized AWS Well-Architected Partner, helping other businesses build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructures for their application and workloads.

CloudThat is also the official AWS (Amazon Web Services) Advanced Consulting Partner and Training partner and Microsoft gold partner, helping people develop knowledge of the cloud and help their businesses aim for higher goals using best in industry cloud computing practices and expertise. We are on a mission to build a robust cloud computing ecosystem by disseminating knowledge on technological intricacies within the cloud space. Our blogs, webinars, case studies, and white papers enable all the stakeholders in the cloud computing sphere.

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8. FAQs

  1. Does Azure Firewall support monitoring and logging?

Yes, Azure Firewall integrates with Azure Monitor to View and analyze firewall logs. We can also send the logs to log analytics and use various tools such as Power BI and Excel to analyze

  1. How is Azure Firewall different from existing services such as NVAs in Azure Marketplace or traditional firewalls?

Azure Firewall is a managed service with built-in high availability and scalability. It is also pre-integrated with certain third-party security providers to provide additional security to our virtual networks.

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  1. Ananay Ojha

    Jul 20, 2022

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    Very Well Written, please keep writing such informative blog.
    Kudos to Cloudthat for having such knowledgeable staff. Keep up the good work guys.

  2. Vishal Kalwapalli

    May 15, 2022

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    Thanks

  3. Guruprasad

    May 15, 2022

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    Very informative keep it up Vishal!!!

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