Azure DDoS IP Protection, a new service aimed at helping small and medium-sized businesses (SMB (Opens in a new tab)Better protection against distributed denial of service (DDoS) (Opens in a new tab)), is now live in public preview, Microsoft confirmed. The new tool, a paid offering for fully managed DDoS protection, is no different from DDoS Network Protection – a mostly built-in service that helps large corporations and companies with huge resources that need defense.
For starters, companies can expect automatic L3/L4 attack detection and mitigation, various metrics to track, alerts to set, mitigation flow logs, and policies that can be modified. Furthermore, the tool comes with integration capabilities for Azure Firewall Manager, Microsoft Sentinel, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud.
Cost effective DDoS protection
Where DDoS IP Protection differs from its bigger brother DDoS Network Protection is that it supports fast DDoS response, cost protection, and WAF discounts that it lacks.
“With the DDoS IP Protection SKU, customers now have the flexibility to enable DDoS protection on individual public IP addresses,” Amir Dahan, Microsoft’s senior product manager for Azure Networks, said in the announcement blog. “Small and medium business customers who have few public IP addresses to protect will benefit from this cost-effective DDoS protection option.”
DDoS IP protection can protect businesses from “bigger and more sophisticated” attacks, Dahan said, adding that small and medium businesses can expect a few false negatives. With near-real-time monitoring and faster response times, users can better track analytics, metrics, and event logging, which helps them gain greater insight into the lifecycle, vectors, and best mitigation techniques for various DDoS attacks.
Distributed denial of service remains one of the most common and effective methods of cyberattack, as cybercriminals use a vast network of compromised endpoints, known as botnets, to flood websites and services with fake requests. This flood renders targets unusable.
DDoS IP protection is now available in preview in select regions. It can only be enabled on the public IP standard SKU. Billing begins on February 1, 2023.
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