Azure Firewall Manager is now generally available

Azure Firewall Manager is now generally available and includes Azure Firewall Policy, Azure Firewall in a Virtual WAN Hub (Secure Virtual Hub), and Hub Virtual Network. In addition, we are introducing several new capabilities to Firewall Manager and Firewall Policy to align with the standalone Azure Firewall configuration capabilities.


Key features in this release include:

  • Threat intelligence-based filtering allow list in Firewall Policy is now generally available.
  • Multiple public IP addresses support for Azure Firewall in Secure Virtual Hub is now generally available.
  • Forced tunneling support for Hub Virtual Network is now generally available.
  • Configuring secure virtual hubs with Azure Firewall for east-west traffic (private) and a third-party security as a service (SECaaS) partner of your choice for north-south traffic (internet bound).
  • Integration of third-party SECaaS partners are now generally available in all Azure public cloud regions.
  • Zscaler integration will be generally available on July 3, 2020. Check Point is a supported SECaaS partner and will be in preview on July 3, 2020. iboss integration will be generally available on July 31, 2020.
  • Support for domain name system (DNS) proxy, custom DNS, and fully-qualified domain name (FQDN) filtering in network rules using Firewall Policy are now in preview.

Firewall Policy is now generally available

Firewall Policy is an Azure resource that contains network address translation (NAT), network, and application rule collections, as well as threat intelligence and DNS settings. It’s a global resource that can be used across multiple Azure Firewall instances in Secured Virtual Hubs and Hub Virtual Networks. Firewall policies work across regions and subscriptions.

You do not need Firewall Manager to create a firewall policy. There are many ways to create and manage a firewall policy, including using REST APIPowerShell, or command-line interface (CLI).

After you create a firewall policy, you can associate the policy to one or more firewalls using Firewall Manager or using REST APIPowerShell, or CLI.  Refer to the policy-overview document for a more detailed comparison of rules and policies.

More Details Refer Microsoft Article