Azure Front Door vs Microsoft Azure Application Gateway comparison


Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive SummaryUpdated on Mar 6, 2024

Categories and Ranking

Azure Front Door
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
Ranking in other categories
CDN (3rd), Microsoft Security Suite (15th)
Microsoft Azure Application...
Ranking in Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Average Rating
Number of Reviews
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Application Delivery Controllers (ADC) (4th)

Mindshare comparison

As of June 2024, in the Web Application Firewall (WAF) category, the mindshare of Azure Front Door is 3.8%, down from 7.4% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is 8.8%, down from 14.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Web Application Firewall (WAF)
Unique Categories:
Microsoft Security Suite
Application Delivery Controllers (ADC)

Q&A Highlights

Nov 07, 2021

Featured Reviews

Renato Roque - PeerSpot reviewer
Nov 28, 2023
Seamless global application delivery with features like efficient load balancing, web application firewall and robust traffic routing capabilities
 It serves as the primary means for our organization to make applications accessible securely over the internet. While we do have specific requirements for load balancing, our primary focus is leveraging it to securely and exclusively expose our applications to the internet We rely on external…
Jun 22, 2023
A Stable and Scalable Web Traffic Load Balancer which is Easy- to- Setup and is Secure
We're using it to expose our application but the main purpose is to make use of the web in a location We have increased the security so now our infrastructure is more secure. And  all the inbound traffic is passing through the WAF and not our application because we have some APIs,  based on the…

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:


"I am impressed with the tool's integrations."
"You can assign as many web application firewall policies as you want to the same instance of Front Door."
"The web application firewall is a great feature."
"I particularly appreciate its load-balancing capabilities as it allows us to manage multiple instances and support a global presence effectively."
"The price is one of the most important aspects of the product. It's quite affordable."
"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 most valuable feature is that you can implement resources globally. It does not depend on location and ability or something like that. This is to connect clients around the world."
"Has a great application firewall and we like the security."
"I rate Microsoft Azure Application Gateway's scalability a ten out of ten. My company has more than 1000 users who use it daily."
"We find it valuable because it is compatible with our existing Azure solution."
"Using policies to link and manage these URL-based routing configurations is also valuable."
"The most valuable feature of the solution is the web application firewall (WAF)."
"Azure Application Gateway's most valuable feature is ease of use. The configuration is straightforward. It isn't difficult to adjust the size of your instances in the settings. You can do that with a few clicks, and the configuration file is the same way. You can also set rules and policies with minimal time and effort."
"It is a scalable solution...The installation phase of Microsoft Azure Application Gateway is very easy."
"I like the tool's stability and performance."
"The solution's integration is very good."


"It lacks sufficient functionality."
"My suggestion for improvement would be to enhance the Data Export feature to include specific tables, particularly the Azure Diagnostics table."
"The user interface needs improvement as it is difficult to create the mapping to link the problem with your private address sources."
"This is a relatively expensive solution."
"The product's features are limited compared to Cloudflare. The tool also doesn't work well in a hybrid environment. I would like to see a way to add personalized APIs in the system."
"The product needs to improve its latency."
"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."
"There is room for improvement in the pricing model."
"It could be easier to change servicing."
"In the next release, the solution could improve the integration with Service Mesh and other Azure Security Services."
"The support can be improved when you are configuring the system rules. The Disaster Recovery feature can be added in the next release. The price of the solution can be reduced a bit."
"The tool's pricing could be improved."
"The pricing of the solution could be improved. Right now, it's a bit expensive."
"The support provided for the solution has certain shortcomings that need improvement, especially when it comes to the response time from the support team."
"It does not have the flexibility for using public IPs in version 2."

Pricing and Cost Advice

"It is on a pay-as-you-go basis."
"The transition to the premium tier has led to increased costs, making it more expensive than the classic tier."
"The product is expensive."
"The pricing of the solution is good."
"The solution is a bit expensive."
"I rate the pricing seven out of ten because some third-party solutions are even costlier than this."
"Regarding pricing for Azure Application Gateway, I would rate it at seven."
"The solution is cheaper than Imperva. I rate it four to five out of ten."
"I would rate the pricing a three out of ten, with ten being cheap and one being expensive."
"Every solution comes with a license and cost. Microsoft provides the license and the total cost is for the maintenance every year."
"The pricing is based on how much you use the solution."
"There is some additional cost, such as extended support."
"Microsoft Azure Application Gateway has less price than other application gateway solutions."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company
Computer Software Company
Financial Services Firm
Manufacturing Company

Company Size

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Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business

Questions from the Community

What's the difference between Azure Front Door and Application Gateway?
We found Azure Front Door to be easily scaled and very stable. The implementation is very fast and Microsoft provides excellent support. Azure Front Door can quickly detect abnormalities before the...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for Azure Front Door?
The transition to the premium tier has led to increased costs, making it more expensive than the classic tier. However, we acknowledge that this pricing reflects additional features and capabilities.
How does AWS WAF compare to Microsoft Azure Application Gateway?
Our organization ran comparison tests to determine whether Amazon’s Web Service Web Application Firewall or Microsoft Azure Application Gateway web application firewall software was the better fit ...
What do you like most about Microsoft Azure Application Gateway?
Application Gateway automatically redirects unwanted users and takes care of the security aspect. It also handles the performance side of things, which is why we use it.

Also Known As

Azure Front-Door
Azure Application Gateway, MS Azure Application Gateway



Sample Customers

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Lilly, AccuWeather, AIRFRANCE, Honeywell
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