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Mar 16, 2023

F5 on Azure behind SDN


A customer is looking to host his website on Azure and protect it from Layer 7 attacks.

As a result, we are looking to offer an SDN for Global Application Delivery Performance which will be mitigating the website against any DDoS attacks and a WAF solution to protect the website from Layer 7 attacks.

The question is related to the different deployment scenarios of the WAF in such a scenario:

- Scenario 1: If the customer is looking to go for Azure Front Door which provides him with a WAF on the Edge, as a result, the customer will not need any third-party WAF.

- Scenario 2: If the customer is looking to go for Azure Front Door as an CDN, then we can redirect the traffic to F5 XC WAAP Solution and then go the origin server.

- Scenario 3: If the customer is looking to for Azure Front Door as an CDN, we can suggest a BIG IP AWAF on premise natted behind a NGFW.

As a result, please provide me with your tips and suggestions for such a requirement.

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  • Hi alekseeh - what kind of tips or suggestions are you looking for? Are you looking for someone to detail requirements for each scenario? If yes, it may be better to reach out to the F5 Sales Team, who can spec everything out.

    It looks like you've got the 3 scenarios laid out already - what is the customer trying to do?