Intro to Microsoft Azure Firewall
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1h 26m

This course covers how to implement Azure network security. Through a combination of both theory and practical demonstrations, you will learn how to create and configure a range of Azure services designed to keep your network secure.

This includes topics such as virtual network connectivity, the Azure Front Door Service, NSG configuration, Azure firewall configuration, and application security groups. The course then moves on to the configuration of remote access management via just-in-time access and tools that are used to configure baselines.

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Learning Objectives

  • Understand how to implement Azure network security
  • Learn about the various Azure services and methodologies available to secure your network

Intended Audience

This course is intended for IT professionals who are interested in earning Azure certification and for those who work with Microsoft Azure on a daily basis.


To get the most from this course, you should have at least a basic understanding of Azure network resources such as virtual networks, Azure firewalls, and network security groups.



Hi everyone, and welcome back. Azure Firewall is a cloud-based network security service that is designed to protect Azure Virtual Network resources. It's fully stateful and features built-in high availability as well as unrestricted cloud scalability.

Using Azure Firewall, organizations can centrally create application and network connectivity policies across subscriptions and networks. Because Azure Firewall uses a static, public IP address for the virtual network resources behind it, it permits outside firewalls to identify traffic that comes from the protected virtual network. Because Azure Firewall is fully integrated with Azure Monitor, organizations can also perform logging and analysis against it.

Azure firewall offers several key features, including built-in high availability, availability-zone spanning, unrestricted cloud scalability, application FQDN traffic-filtering rules, and network traffic-filtering rules. Other features of Azure Firewall include things like: support for FQDN tags, service tags, and threat intelligence. You can even associate up to 100 different public IP addresses with an Azure Firewall.

To see a complete and detailed list of all Azure Firewall features, visit the URL that you see on your screen.

In the next lesson, I'll show you how to create and configure Azure Firewall. So hop over there, and let's get started.

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Tom is a 25+ year veteran of the IT industry, having worked in environments as large as 40k seats and as small as 50 seats. Throughout the course of a long an interesting career, he has built an in-depth skillset that spans numerous IT disciplines. Tom has designed and architected small, large, and global IT solutions.

In addition to the Cloud Platform and Infrastructure MCSE certification, Tom also carries several other Microsoft certifications. His ability to see things from a strategic perspective allows Tom to architect solutions that closely align with business needs.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys camping, fishing, and playing poker.