Azure Firewall Manager is a centralized security management service provided by Microsoft Azure that enables organizations to manage and enforce consistent security policies across multiple Azure Firewall instances. It offers a unified and scalable approach to governing firewall policies, providing enhanced visibility, control, and compliance for network security.
With Azure Firewall Manager, organizations can centrally define and manage firewall policies that are applied to multiple Azure Firewall instances. This simplifies the management and enforcement of security rules, allowing for consistent application of policies across different network environments.
The service provides a hierarchical structure for organizing and managing firewall policies. Administrators can define policy rules at the global, regional, or local level, allowing for granular control over network traffic. This hierarchical approach enables organizations to enforce consistent security policies across diverse Azure deployments, virtual networks, or subscriptions.
Azure Firewall Manager offers a range of capabilities to enhance network security. It supports the integration of Azure Firewall instances with Azure Virtual WAN, enabling centralized security control for hub-and-spoke network architectures. It also provides insights and analytics through Azure Monitor, allowing administrators to monitor firewall performance, track traffic patterns, and detect potential threats.
Furthermore, Azure Firewall Manager integrates with Azure Security Center, providing additional security recommendations and threat intelligence to enhance the overall security posture of the network. This integration helps organizations identify vulnerabilities, implement security best practices, and mitigate potential risks.
By centralizing firewall policy management, Azure Firewall Manager simplifies the administration and enforcement of network security across multiple Azure Firewall instances. It promotes consistent security policies, improves visibility into network traffic, and enhances compliance with regulatory requirements. With its comprehensive capabilities and integration with other Azure services, Azure Firewall Manager empowers organizations to effectively secure their network infrastructure in the Azure cloud environment.