Chapter 1

Introduction to Azure Network Security

In this book, we dive into the components and services that Azure provides for creating a secure network infrastructure. Before doing that, it is important that we cover some topics related to network connectivity in Azure and consider current threats and challenges when leveraging the available network security services.

The cloud allows you to create services quickly and easily, and by design, those services are exposed to the internet when created. An example is a virtual machine (VM)—when you create one, it’s exposed to the internet via RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol) and SSH (Secure Shell) using the default wizard. This is done so that you can then access the VM to manage it, but attackers ...

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