Firewall

Intune – You can now create a set of reusable settings for Attack Surface Reduction Profile and Firewall Profile

As you now to configure devices and Windows Firewall for managed devices in Intune you use profiles – attack surface reduction profiles or firewall profiles. You may have multiple profiles to apply different configuration settings on devices and these profiles may have common configuration settings. Unfortunately, until now, you were not able to define a …

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Azure – You can now review and optimize your Azure Firewall policies with Policy Analytics (preview)

If you use Azure Firewall you know you have to create (and then maintain) a Firewall Policy; which can become a tricky operation as policy updates may be required several a week or a day. In addition, the team in charge of maintaining such policies may not be aware of updates impacting the protected workloads …

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Azure – You can now use FQDN in network rule (preview)

Azure Firewall, the Firewall as a Service (FWaaS) from Azure, has been updated to allow you use Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) when setting up network rules. To start using it, logon to your Azure portal (https://portal.azure.com) and search for Firewall There edit your existing firewall (or create a new one) and access the Rule …

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Azure – You can now configure your own DNS on Azure Firewall and use DNS proxy (preview)

As you know, Azure Firewall is a cloud as a service (FWaaS) from Azure helping you to centrally managed traffic from Azure or to Azure. As you also know, firewalls (and not specifically just Azure Firewall) rely on correct name resolution to be able to work properly. Well, until now, Azure Firewall was hardcoded to …

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Azure – You can now use a central configuration and management point for Azure Firewall

You may already know Azure Firewall, the managed, cloud-based network security solution protecting your Azure virtual network resources. Well, good news, you can now have a central configuration and management point for Azure Firewall, called Azure Firewall Manager, to help you manage your cloud-based security perimeters. Azure Firewall Manager works with Azure Virtual WAN Hub …

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Azure – You can now assign multiple public IP addresses to your Azure Firewall

You can now associate up to 100 public IP with your Azure Firewall. This allows you to implement more NAT scenario – Source NAT (SNAT) and/or Destination NAT (DNAT). A DNAT scenario will be translating the same communication port (let say TCP 443 for example) while targeting different internal host. A SNAT scenario will allows …

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Azure – A new security feature available in preview in Azure: Azure Firewall

Microsoft has introduced a new security feature in Azure, in preview, called Azure Firewall. Azure Firewall is going to help you protect your Azure vNET. Like with other on-premises firewall solutions, Azure Firewall supports: FQDN filtering Traffic filtering rules SNAT support Integration with Azure Monitor logging (diagram courtesy Microsoft)   As this is a preview, …

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