Web applications are becoming frequent targets of malicious attacks that exploit common vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection attacks or cross site scripting attacks, which makes securing your Azure Application Gateway more critical than ever.
Preventing such attacks in application code can be a sizeable challenge, as it requires rigorous maintenance, patching and monitoring at multiple layers. Using a centralized web application firewall (WAF) can help you simplify security management. WAF is a feature of Azure Application Gateway that provides centralized protection of your web applications from those common threats and vulnerabilities.
A WAF can react to a security threat faster by blocking known attacks before they reach vulnerable endpoints, instead of securing each individual web application. In addition, your existing application gateway can be converted to a WAF-enabled application gateway relatively easily.
What is Azure Application Gateway?
Azure Application Gateway gives you application-level routing and load balancing services that let you build a scalable and highly available, web front end in Azure.
Risks to a misconfigured Azure Application Gateway
Cloud security requires shared approach
Cloud computing is based on a new infrastructure model requiring a new approach to security. In the Azure environment, Microsoft provides a secure foundation across physical, infrastructure, and operational security, while you maintain responsibility for protecting the security of your application workloads, data, identities, on-premises resources, and all the cloud components under your control. This is referred to as the “Shared Responsibility Model.”
You can ensure the security of all your Azure resources by fulfilling your end of the shared responsibility model based on security best practices.
How Halo can help secure your Azure Application Gateway
Halo Cloud Secure can help ensure your Azure Application Gateway: