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Eric Wang
Real User
Owner at icicit
Mar 22 2020

What is most valuable?

The most valuable features of the product are its great security and connectivity.

What needs improvement?

The interface could be improved, it's not very user friendly. They are now trying to compete with a new Chinese domestic public cloud provider which has more features. It's difficult to find the ports on the current interface, but it's easier with this new provider. We're looking to provide a better… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I'm still using Palo Alto, Cisco ASA, Fortinet, Check Point and Juniper. Basically I use all of them. For small businesses with one standard, though, I would recommend Azure Firewalls. It's quite simple and easy to implement the whole security policy. For medium and large enterprise companies… more»

What other advice do I have?

The network firewall is a complex project, you have to review all the requirements. It's possible that sometimes the Azure Firewall won't be able to support some things because they customize their applications and they may not meet with the Azure Firewall's features. Each user has unique… more»
Christian Cutajar
Real User
Head of IT at NetRefer
Mar 16 2020

What is most valuable?

The solution has many useful features. For example, the solution allows users to create virtual IP addresses.

What needs improvement?

The solution doesn't offer the same capabilities of Fortinet. It should offer intrusion prevention and advance filtering. These are two very useful features offered on Fortinet that Azure lacks. There's already a web application firewall… more»

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

I'm not sure of the exact pricing, however, I do believe it is less expensive than Fortigate. For Fortinet, we pay around $5,000 per year. It offers more, however. It, for example, also improves the intrusion detection system. We bought a… more»

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use both Azure Firewall and Fortinet solutions, including Fortigate. I personally find that Azure doesn't offer the same capabilities. Fortinet is better.

What other advice do I have?

We're Azure partners and have an enterprise agreement with the company, however, we may be switching. We also have a dedicated Account Manager with the company. I'd rate the solution seven out of ten. It's missing a few capabilities our… more»
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KrishnaInfosec
Real User
Manager - Network & Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 20 2020

What is most valuable?

The Layer four features are okay and meet my business needs. Security is playing a vital role these days, and the layer seven features such as IPS and malware protection are helpful in that regard. The interface is fair and has not given us any challenges.

What needs improvement?

This solution is not mature when it comes to handling perimeter traffic like internet browsing. It is lacking in some of the security features. Palo Alto and Fortinet are better for this. In the next release, I would like to see the inclusion of more next-generation firewall features.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We have experience with Palo Alto, Check Point, FortiGate, and Cisco firewalls. Azure Firewall is more scalable than these other solutions.

What other advice do I have?

This is a solution that I recommend for internet-facing network traffic. When it comes to rating this solution, there are two components here. For layer four traffic, I would rate it an eight out of ten. For layer seven traffic, however, I would rate it less. Overall, I would rate this solution a… more»
Velizar-Todorov
Real User
IT Senior Architect, Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Jan 23 2020

What is most valuable?

Scalability, multi-zone and FQDN TAgs.

How has it helped my organization?

Managed service.

What needs improvement?

In a future release, it could be empowered by combining with Azure Private DNS and Front Door.

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

Unfortunately, I don't handle the finances or payments for the solution, so I can't compare to others.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

We use several solutions.

What other advice do I have?

We've used both the on-premises as well as the cloud deployment models. We also occasionally use a hybrid model. During migrations, we use hybrids. Once the migration is… more»

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

FortiGate - also nice solution...
Vendor
Consultant at a manufacturing company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 16 2020

What do you think of Azure Firewall?

What is our primary use case?

I'm a consultant and our primary use case is for traditional corporate networks. We have about 100 people using the solution. 

What is most valuable?

Performance and stability are the key features of this product, but the reasonable cost is also an important positive factor. 

What needs improvement?

I think that their customer support could be improved with a faster response time.  I think the product could be made more customizable, I'd like to see that in the next release.

For how long have I used the solution?

We've been using this solution for many years. 

What do I think about the stability of the solution?

It's a stable solution. 

How are customer service and technical support?

The technical support could be improved, we use…

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Azure Firewall is a managed, cloud-based network security service that protects your Azure Virtual Network resources. It is a fully stateful firewall as a service with built-in high availability and unrestricted cloud scalability.

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