Azure Firewall Manager is a new security management service that provides central security policy and route management for cloud-based security perimeters. Azure is currently the only cloud provider to offer traffic governance, routing control, and third party integrated security through Azure Firewall and Firewall Manager. Global admins can centrally create hub and spoke architecture and associate security or routing policies with such a hub, referred to as a secured virtual hub.
With trusted security partners, you can use your familiar, industry-leading, third-party security as a service (SECaaS) offerings to protect internet access for your users. Microsoft announced a partnership with iboss, as the trusted security partner.
Here’s a quick demonstration of how iboss and Microsoft Azure enable secured virtual hubs
The iboss Cloud Platform delivers signature-less malware protection, intrusion prevention, DLP and compliance policies to cloud workloads. The Platform scales to any volume of traffic and is delivered as a SaaS offering allowing security administrators to focus on policies and security. This eliminates the need to purchase virtualized firewalls and network security appliances in cloud marketplaces which require management, patching and do not scale as server traffic volume increases. This is critical as the complexity of managing virtual firewall appliances can become a large burden as traffic volumes increase over time.