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Pros
"It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used globally and is easy to set up. It is also quite stable and scalable.""The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."

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"The simplicity of the solution and its ability to integrate easily with others are its most valuable aspects.""This is a SaaS product, so it is always up to date.""Good customization; able to report and take action on alerts.""The solution was very easy to configure. It wasn't hard at all to adjust it to our needs.""Load balancing and web application firewall features are the most valuable.""WAF feature replicates the firewall.""The pricing is quite good.""The solution is easy to set up."

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Cons
"We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and provide internal front door services. Microsoft should clearly define what Traffic Manager, Application Gateway, and Azure Front Door products do. These are similar products, and people get confused between these products.""I'm responsible for the governance and cost control of Azure. I'm not a specialist in any products and therefore I couldn't really speak effectively to features that are lacking or missing."

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"The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive.""For the first-time user, it is difficult to understand so the user-interface needs to be improved.""Needs easier integration with the existing SIAM.""The security of the product could be adjusted.""It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2.""Scalability can be an issue.""The monitoring on the solution could be better.""The configuration is very specific right now and needs to be much more flexible."

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"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."

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"It is not expensive.""Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: It inspects the traffic at the network level before it comes into Azure. We can do SSL offloading, and it can detect abnormalities before the traffic comes into the application. It can be used… more »
Top Answer: We should be able to use Front Door defenders with multiple cloud vendors. Currently, they can be used only with the Azure cloud. Azure Front Door should also be able to do global load balancing and… more »
Top Answer: Some of the key features of this solution are the low-level maintenance required, floating proxy service, and load balancing.
Top Answer: Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year.
Top Answer: One of the challenges we faced was the solution does not support any other PCP protocols apart from HTTP and HTTPS. We had some requirement for load balancing that it did not support SAP, they should… more »
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Also Known As
Azure Front-Door
Azure Application Gateway, MS Azure Application Gateway
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Overview

Azure Front Door is a global, scalable entry-point that uses the Microsoft global edge network to create fast, secure, and widely scalable web applications. With Front Door, you can transform your global consumer and enterprise applications into robust, high-performing personalized modern applications with contents that reach a global audience through Azure.

Azure Application Gateway is a web traffic load balancer that enables you to manage traffic to your web applications. Traditional load balancers operate at the transport layer (OSI layer 4 - TCP and UDP) and route traffic based on source IP address and port, to a destination IP address and port.

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Top Industries
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company29%
Comms Service Provider20%
Energy/Utilities Company6%
Manufacturing Company5%
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Comms Service Provider33%
Financial Services Firm11%
Healthcare Company11%
Government11%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company31%
Comms Service Provider19%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
Financial Services Firm5%
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Small Business31%
Midsize Enterprise8%
Large Enterprise62%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Front Door vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway and other solutions. Updated: September 2021.
535,919 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Front Door is ranked 14th in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 2 reviews while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is ranked 2nd in Web Application Firewall (WAF) with 10 reviews. Azure Front Door is rated 8.0, while Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is rated 7.4. The top reviewer of Azure Front Door writes "Easy to implement and affordable with a fast deployment". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway writes "Needs better security and functionality, and requires more intelligence to make it competitive". Azure Front Door is most compared with Amazon CloudFront, AWS WAF, Cloudflare, Cloudflare Web Application Firewall and Akamai, whereas Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is most compared with F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager (LTM), AWS WAF, Cloudflare, F5 Advanced WAF and HAProxy. See our Azure Front Door vs. Microsoft Azure Application Gateway report.

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