When you’ve heard of cloud firewall, it’d be often referred to a back-end hardware based firewall to protect underlying cloud infrastructure from network attack. Azure Firewall is not an exceptional one. First time getting introduced, you’d think it’s kind of magical & intelligent firewall Microsoft is using to protect its huge cloud infrastructure all over the world. In fact, Azure Firewall is not that thought. Azure Firewall is a managed service offered to customer cloud tenant to help them better control and manage network traffic in a single place.
Today Microsoft announced Azure Firewall being gone through public preview. This article is going to provide a quick look at Azure Firewall. It also gives a guidance on how to set up and test Azure Firewall.