2020-01-16T08:44:00Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What is your primary use case for Azure Firewall?

How do you or your organization use this solution?

Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences.

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SV
Cloud Architect at a pharma/biotech company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-08-19T07:57:35Z
Aug 19, 2020

We mostly utilize the solution for effectively controlling the networks.

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Vladimir Jirasek - PeerSpot reviewer
CEO at Foresight Cyber Ltd
Reseller
Top 5Leaderboard
2020-05-07T08:21:03Z
May 7, 2020

Azure Firewall makes up part of our security solution. We use it internally but we are a consulting company and also advise our customers on the use of it.

Emmanuel Auffray - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise Solution Architect at a computer software company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2020-04-06T08:22:00Z
Apr 6, 2020

I design the architecture and it's an extension of the on-premise that we house on the cloud. We secure the entry point to the virtual data center with the firewall.

EW
Owner at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees
Real User
2020-03-18T06:06:03Z
Mar 18, 2020

We are currently working with Microsoft, trying to develop a new solution which is based on VeloCloud. It's an SD-WAN solution. This product has not been launched in China yet and we still have some work to do. I'm the company owner and five of my team use Azure Firewall. It's a startup team and I work with Microsoft directly.

Christian Cutajar - PeerSpot reviewer
Head of IT at NetRefer
Real User
2020-03-16T06:56:08Z
Mar 16, 2020

Basically, our organization is using the solution to inspect the traffic. I'm using the solution as the main defense system prior to de-traffication on the NGX layer (layer seven). Then, of course, we're forwarding to the Kubernetes cluster.

AL
Consultant at Spirent Communications
Vendor
2020-02-11T06:18:00Z
Feb 11, 2020

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

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Velizar-Todorov - PeerSpot reviewer
IT Senior Architect, Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions at a government with 501-1,000 employees
Real User
2020-01-22T12:45:00Z
Jan 22, 2020

On-premise to cloud <-> Cloud to on-premise

KI
Manager - Network & Security at a tech services company with 501-1,000 employees
MSP
2020-01-16T08:44:00Z
Jan 16, 2020

We are a technical services company and we are in the data center space. We provide different solutions, including firewalls such as Azure Firewall, to our clients depending on their needs. We have a large customer base that is global in scope and we provide hosting services as well as managed services. We have solutions deployed in both public cloud and private cloud environments. We typically use this solution in the perimeter layer, although we do have some use cases where we handle East-west traffic.

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Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Feb 3, 2022
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Oct 24, 2021
Azure Firewall is easy to use and provides excellent support. Valuable features include integration into the overall cloud platform, autoscaling, and the ability for users to create virtual IP addresses. The cost of the solution is also competitive. Check Point NGFW solution offers zero-day protection and provides absolute in-depth visibility with a multi-layer, multi-blade approach. This solution has a Smart Controller that allows you to manage all firewalls from one single location. It also has good antivirus protection and knowledgeable, responsive support. Check Point NGFW is cost-effective and provides valuable support to get through required compliance audits. For Azure Firewall you have to specify each IP address used. We also found Azure to be challenging to implement from region to region, as it does not currently offer a universal approach across regions. Support can be very slow to respond and has caused us some downtime, affecting productivity and overall satisfaction. Check Point NGFW VPN can be very complex to set up. The deployment can be more challenging than many other solutions on the market. Although once fully deployed, things do get easier. Debugging can also be very difficult and makes it seem less stable than other solutions out there. Training and support could be better overall. Conclusion Azure is great, especially since almost everyone is part of the Azure ecosystem. However, it may not be the best solution for larger enterprises, as stability is limited, and the scale-up scale-out approach needs improvement. Check Point can be very challenging to set up and deploy, but the unique multi-layer, multi-blade approach gives greater flexibility and transparency, which makes it a great option for larger enterprises with more complex, intricate needs.
Anil Redekar - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Network Engineer at Infosys
Feb 3, 2022
Check Point firewall does a deep inspection of packets till Layer 7 and is more compatible with the organizational environment.  The Azure firewall is also a cloud-based security solution that also provides Advance Threat Protection. 
Netanya Carmi - PeerSpot reviewer
Content Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Oct 24, 2021
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Oct 24, 2021
Both of these solutions are excellent options that provide flexible scalability and solid security. Fortinet Fortigate VM integrates well and has excellent centralized reporting. It is very easy to use, provides greater security than many other solutions, and is very scalable and flexible. This solution has an amazing VPN offering, which can help filter traffic to ensure the right traffic is getting through while blocking the rest. Azure Firewall is easy to use and provides excellent support. Valuable features include integration into the overall cloud platform, autoscaling, and the ability for users to create virtual IP addresses. The cost of the solution is also competitive. Fortinet FortiGate VM can be challenging to deploy. Updates are not automatic and one needs to be vigilant to ensure they are not missing any in order to stay current. Also, some new updates can be a bit buggy and should be tested more thoroughly before release. For Azure Firewall, you have to specify each IP address used. We also found Azure to be challenging to implement from region to region, as it does not currently offer a universal approach across regions. Conclusion It really boils down to what you need the solution to do for you or your client. Fortinet FortiGate has VPN options that are super secure and flexible and best represents what many of our clients are really asking for, as so much of the workforce is still working remotely. Azure Firewall is great with cloud-based options and of course, being a part of the Azure ecosystem makes it a great fit for many of our clients. Both of these solutions help us offer excellent, necessary options to our varied client base across the globe.
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