I have a prod and non prod environment, I want to create one Basion solution for both environment, not sure if that's a good or best practice?

Nazeem T 60 Reputation points
2023-11-27T07:18:05.8966667+00:00

I have a prod and non prod environment, I want to create one Bastion solution for both environment, not sure if that's a good or best practice?

Azure Bastion
Azure Bastion
An Azure service that provides private and fully managed Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and Secure Shell (SSH) access to virtual machines.
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  1. Adam Zachary 2,886 Reputation points
    2023-11-27T07:21:29.9+00:00

    Hi Nazeem T

    Well, while a single Azure Bastion can technically serve both environments, it's crucial to weigh the trade-offs between cost, management simplicity, and security.

    For most scenarios, especially in larger or more security-conscious organizations, using separate Bastion instances for production and non-production environments is advisable to maintain strict separation and security controls.

    Security and Isolation: Azure Bastion provides secure RDP and SSH access to all VMs in the virtual network it's provisioned in. This includes protection against port scanning and zero-day exploits, without the need for public IP addresses on the VMs​​.

    Single vs. Separate Bastion Instances:

    • Using a single Azure Bastion instance for both environments might simplify management but could raise security concerns. Typically, production and non-production environments are kept isolated to prevent any accidental changes or breaches from affecting the production environment.
    • A separate Azure Bastion instance for each environment ensures better isolation and security. It allows for distinct access controls and reduces the risk of cross-environment impact.

    Cost vs. Security Trade-off:

    • While a single Bastion instance might be more cost-effective, it requires careful network and access management to maintain security.
    • Separate Bastion instances increase security but at a higher cost.

    Kindly if you find the provided information helpful and it resolves your query, please consider accepting the answer. Your feedback is valuable and helps ensure the quality and relevance of the responses.

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