Written by Rohit Tatachar, Principal PM Lead, Azure
To support our customers in accelerating their digital transformation journey and protecting their cloud environment against threats, Microsoft is committed to giving customers the best possible options for securing their applications. To accelerate that commitment, we are excited to announce the preview of Cloud Next-Generation Firewall (NGFW) for Azure.
Cloud NGFW for Azure is Palo Alto Networks NGFW delivered as a managed service on Microsoft Azure. It enables you to easily utilize Palo Alto Networks best-in-class network security capabilities on Azure, and you can manage it using either Palo Alto Networks Panorama policy management solution or directly from the Azure portal. Cloud NGFW for Azure combines the scalability and reliability of Microsoft Azure with Palo Alto Networks deep expertise in network security.
“At Microsoft, we are dedicated to ensuring that Microsoft Azure is the most trusted and secure cloud platform. With the preview release of the Palo Alto Networks Cloud NGFW for Azure, we are pleased to expand our ecosystem of native ISV solutions and provide customers and developers with more options to meet their security needs. This collaboration between Palo Alto Networks and Microsoft combines the scalability and reliability of Azure with Palo Alto Networks expertise to help safeguard our customers against the latest threats.”—Julia Liuson President, Microsoft Developer Division at Microsoft.
“More and more of our customers are running their business critical applications in Azure and are looking to us to help keep those workloads secure. With Cloud NGFW for Azure we are excited to combine Palo Alto Networks best-in-class security with the scalability and reliability of Azure to provide our mutual customers the ability to run their applications with confidence. As a managed Azure Native ISV service, we are proud to deliver the ease of use customers expect from a cloud native experience.”—Lee Klarich, Chief Product Officer, Palo Alto Networks.
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