Microsoft Azure DDoS Protection Service Preview
Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks are one of the top availability and security concerns voiced by customers moving their applications to the cloud. These concerns are justified as the number of documented DDoS attacks grew 380% in Q1 2017 over Q1 2016 according to data from Nexusguard. In October 2016, a number of popular websites were impacted by a massive cyberattack consisting of multiple denial of service attacks. It’s estimated that up to one third of all Internet downtime incidents are related to DDoS attacks.
As the types and sophistication of network attacks increases, Azure is committed to providing our customers with solutions that continue to protect the security and availability of applications on Azure. Security and availability in the cloud is a shared responsibility. Azure provides platform level capabilities and design best practices for customers to adopting and apply into application designs meeting their business objectives.
Today we’re excited to announce the preview of Azure DDoS Protection Standard. This service is integrated with Virtual Networks and provides protection for Azure applications from the impacts of DDoS attacks. It enables additional application specific tuning, alerting and telemetry features beyond the basic DDoS Protection which is included automatically in the Azure platform.
Read the entire article here, Azure DDoS Protection Service preview
Via the fine folks at Microsoft.