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Figure 1—maximum attack bandwidth (terabytes per second) in 2020 vs. August 2021 attack.

Business as usual for Azure customers despite 2.4 Tbps DDoS attack

This blog post was co-authored by Alethea Toh, Program Manager and Syed Pasha, Principal Network Engineer, Azure Networking. In early August, we shared Azure’s Distributed Denial-of-Service (DDoS) attack trends for the first half of 2021. We reported a 25 percent ... continue reading
Figure 1: Enabling DDoS Protection Standard on a hub virtual network in Azure Firewall Manager

Streamline your DDoS management with new Azure Firewall Manager capabilities

This post was co-authored by Alethea Toh, Program Manager, Azure Networking. As customers continue to adopt a Zero Trust security approach in their digital transformation, they often prefer a way to manage their network security policies and resources in one ... continue reading
Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

Step by step: Adding multiple IP addresses to an Azure Virtual Machine with PowerShell

When creating a new Azure virtual machine using the Azure portal, you can create and assign a static public IP address to it, but what if you need it to have more than one? In this article, we'll use PowerShell ... continue reading
Number of DDoS attacks

Azure DDoS Protection—2021 Q1 and Q2 DDoS attack trends

This blog post was co-authored by Amir Dahan, Senior Program Manager, Anupam Vij, Principal Program Manager, Skye Zhu, Data and Applied Scientist 2, and Syed Pasha, Principal Network Engineer, Azure Networking. In our 2020 retrospective, we highlighted shifts in the ... continue reading
Azure Bastion Architecture Overview.

Manage RDP and SSH connectivity at scale with Azure Bastion

Securely manage remote connectivity at scale Security is at the forefront of user and administrator connectivity to cloud services. As enterprises continue to move mission-critical applications to the cloud, the need for secure, scalable, and reliable remote public connectivity and ... continue reading
Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in Public Preview

Windows Server 2022 Azure Edition in Public Preview

Windows Server Azure Edition is a special version of Windows Server built specifically to run either as an Azure IaaS VM in Azure or as a VM on an Azure Stack HCI cluster. Unlike the traditional Standard or Datacenter editions, ... continue reading
Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Am I billed for an Azure Virtual Machine if it's shut down?

Come to the cloud, it has consumption-based billing! But what does that mean, exactly? Is my virtual machine free if it is shut down? Let's explore the billing components of an Azure Virtual Machine. Resources in Azure all have particular ... continue reading
VPN access to Azure from macOS with Azure Active Directory authentication

VPN access to Azure from macOS with Azure Active Directory authentication

Whether you are using Microsoft Azure for development, for production workloads, or for both, it's important to consider the security of the connections to those cloud systems. Virtual private networks are often used to encrypt traffic between a device and ... continue reading
Scaling with Azure

Scaling with Azure

In today’s world we must be able to scale our workloads, whether that be dealing with an internal workload or an external workload serving your organisations’ customers. There are lots of options available to you to implement that scale and ... continue reading
Workbook tiles with a summary of Traffic Analytics state in all NSGs

Azure Network Security Hygiene with Traffic Analytics

Hello, dear readers! My name is Hélder Pinto and I am sharing here some tips about how to leverage NSG Flow Logs and Traffic Analytics to improve your Azure network security hygiene and, at the end, simplify your NSG rules ... continue reading