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Cloudflare partners with Microsoft to protect joint customers with a Global Zero Trust Network

Cloudflare partners with Microsoft to protect joint customers with a Global Zero Trust Network
Cloudflare partners with Microsoft to protect joint customers with a Global Zero Trust Network

As a company, we are constantly asking ourselves what we can do to provide more value to our customers, including integrated solutions with our partners. Joint customers benefit from our integrations below with Azure Active Directory by:

First, centralized identity and access management via Azure Active Directory which provides single sign-on, multifactor authentication, and access via conditional authentication.

Second, policy oriented access to specific applications using Cloudflare Access—a VPN replacement service.

Third, an additional layer of security for internal applications by connecting them to Cloudflare global network and not having to open them up to the whole Internet.

Cloudflare partners with Microsoft to protect joint customers with a Global Zero Trust Network

Let’s step back a bit.

Why Zero Trust?

Companies of all sizes are faced with an accelerating digital transformation of their IT stack and an increasingly distributed workforce, changing the definition of the security perimeter. We are moving away from the castle and moat model to the whole Internet, requiring security checks for every user accessing every resource. As a result, all companies, especially those whose use of Azure’s broad cloud portfolio is increasing, are adopting Zero Trust architectures as an essential part of their cloud and SaaS journey.

Cloudflare Access provides secure access to Azure hosted applications and Continue reading

Enable secure access to applications with Cloudflare WAF and Azure Active Directory

Enable secure access to applications with Cloudflare WAF and Azure Active Directory
Enable secure access to applications with Cloudflare WAF and Azure Active Directory

Cloudflare and Microsoft Azure Active Directory have partnered to provide an integration specifically for web applications using Azure Active Directory B2C. From today, customers using both services can follow the simple integration steps to protect B2C applications with Cloudflare’s Web Application Firewall (WAF) on any custom domain. Microsoft has detailed this integration as well.

Cloudflare Web Application Firewall

The Web Application Firewall (WAF) is a core component of the Cloudflare platform and is designed to keep any web application safe. It blocks more than 70 billion cyber threats per day. That is 810,000 threats blocked every second.

Enable secure access to applications with Cloudflare WAF and Azure Active Directory

The WAF is available through an intuitive dashboard or a Terraform integration, and it enables users to build powerful rules. Every request to the WAF is inspected against the rule engine and the threat intelligence built from protecting approximately 25 million internet properties. Suspicious requests can be blocked, challenged or logged as per the needs of the user, while legitimate requests are routed to the destination regardless of where the application lives (i.e., on-premise or in the cloud). Analytics and Cloudflare Logs enable users to view actionable metrics.

The Cloudflare WAF is an intelligent, integrated, and scalable solution to protect business-critical Continue reading