Azure Firewall Basic now in preview


Written by Mark Gakman, Senior Product Manager, Azure Networking


This blog was co-authored by Gopikrishna Kannan, Principal Program Manager, Azure Networking.


Organizations are experiencing an increase in both the volume and sophistication of cyberattacks with the acceleration of digital transformation and the increase in hybrid work. While organizations of all sizes face similar security risks, cybersecurity is rapidly becoming a top concern for small and medium businesses (SMBs) with the shift to remote work and new digital business models. SMBs are particularly vulnerable as they are faced with budget constraints and gaps in specialized security skills. In a recent research study, over 60 percent of small businesses experienced a cyberattack and were left unable to operate.


Microsoft is constantly innovating to help secure customers’ digital assets in an evolving threatened landscape and help SMB customers with their cloud adoption journey. Today, we are excited to announce the preview of Azure Firewall Basic.


Azure Firewall Basic is a new SKU of Azure Firewall designed to meet the needs of SMBs by providing enterprise-grade protection of their cloud environment at an affordable price point. It is a cloud-native, highly available, stateful firewall as a service offering that enables customers to centrally govern and log all of their traffic flows with essential capabilities at scale.


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