Azure Front Door enhances secure cloud CDN with intelligent threat protection

 Principal Program Manager Lead

This blog post was co-authored by Jessie Jia, Senior Program Manager

The Internet is the new corporate network and the fabric that connects users, devices, and data to applications of all types. It is foundational to how organizations run their businesses, engage their customers, conduct commerce, operate their supply chain, and enable their employees to work from anywhere. However, while the Internet is highly scalable and ever expanding, it is not always well optimized for the wide variety of applications and user experiences, and has little cybersecurity protections in place to secure applications from rising security threats and vulnerabilities.

Given how central these workloads are for enterprises, they look for a new class of content delivery network (CDN) which goes beyond caching, and can meet their availability, latency, scalability, and more importantly, the security goals. In addition, they have requested for a single unified platform which caters to both dynamic and static acceleration with built in turnkey security integration, and a simple and predictable pricing model.

To address these customer requirements, we’re introducing the preview of two new SKUs to the Azure Front Door family, which combines capabilities of Azure Front Door, Azure Content Delivery Network (CDN) standard, and Azure Web Application Firewall (WAF) into a single secure cloud CDN platform with intelligent threat protection and a simple to understand pricing model.

Azure Front Door standard SKU is content delivery optimized, offering both static and dynamic content acceleration, global load balancing, SSL offload, domain and certificate management, enhanced traffic analytics, and basic security capabilities.

Azure Front Door premium SKU builds on capabilities of the standard SKU, and adds extensive security capabilities across WAF, BOT protection, Azure Private Link support, integration with Microsoft Threat Intelligence, and security analytics.

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