Microsoft has announce (Opens in a new tab) That’s a new SKU for Azure’s cloud computing platform DDoS protection The offering, which it says was designed specifically with small and medium businesses in mind, is now available for public preview.
Dubbed IP Protection, the latest SKU is designed to defend against L3/L4 DDoS attacks with “continuous monitoring and adaptive tuning”.
According to Microsoft, IP Protection integrates with other Azure services such as Azure Firewall Manager, Microsoft Sentinel, and Microsoft Defender for Cloud to provide real-time alerts and metrics to enable protection for a single public IP address.
New DDoS SKU from Azure
Prices will Varies by region (Opens in a new tab)but IP protection will be much cheaper than Microsoft’s enterprise-focused Network Protection class if you have fewer than 15 public IP resources to protect.
For users in the US Central region, the cost of IP protection is set at around $199 / £172 per month for each protected public IP resource.
By contrast, businesses would need to pay a staggering $2,944 / £2,542 per month for each DDoS protection plan they sign up for, which is a potential roadblock to Reduce cloud costs.
IP Protection is currently available for preview in select regions of America, Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific including West and Central India.
You can check out the new solution by heading to Azure Preview Portal (Opens in a new tab)while Microsoft claims that a version for the Azure home portal won’t be too far behind.
The news comes in the form of DDoS attacks, where would-be hackers looking to flood the target device’s website with countless redundant requests to try to overload it, making it inaccessible to users, is quite common.
Formerly TechRadar Pro mentioned In October, according to research from StormWall, there was a 90% increase in DDoS attacks since the third quarter of 2021.
Of all the sectors considered, telecommunications were by far the hardest hit, making up nearly 43.2% of all accidents, up sevenfold year-on-year.