Just wanted to share this great new feature of Azure as we recently completed a project to globally load-balance and secure a Public Sector clients backend Azure based IIS virtual machines using the Azure Front Door Service and Web Application Firewall polices. This was part of a wider hybrid-cloud solution to deliver Azure based applications and services.
This gave us access to some great functionality all wrapped up in a nice little bundle!
- SSL Offload - avoiding the headache of dealing with custom certificate purchase and renewal, now all handled by Azure, wahoo.
- Application acceleration - based on the users geographical location we redirected them to the closest datacentre. Nice little speed boost to keep the users happy.
- WAF and Azure DDoS Protection - allowing us to actively block malicious attacks keeping the big wigs happy too.
This is a great offering from the guys at Microsoft, allowing you to join and secure you distributed microservices with ease!