About Azure DDoS Protection SKU Comparison

The sections in this article discuss the resources and settings of Azure DDoS Protection.

DDoS Network Protection

Azure DDoS Network Protection, combined with application design best practices, provides enhanced DDoS mitigation features to defend against DDoS attacks. It's automatically tuned to help protect your specific Azure resources in a virtual network. For more information about enabling DDoS Network Protection, see Quickstart: Create and configure Azure DDoS Network Protection using the Azure portal.

DDoS IP Protection Preview

DDoS IP Protection is a pay-per-protected IP model. DDoS IP Protection contains the same core engineering features as DDoS Network Protection, but will differ in the following value-added services: DDoS rapid response support, cost protection, and discounts on WAF. For more information about enabling DDoS IP Protection, see Quickstart: Create and configure Azure DDoS IP Protection using Azure PowerShell.


DDoS IP Protection is currently only available in Azure Preview PowerShell.


Azure DDoS Protection supports two SKU Types, DDoS IP Protection and DDoS Network Protection. The SKU is configured in the Azure portal during the workflow when you configure Azure DDoS Protection.

The following table shows features and corresponding SKUs.

Feature DDoS IP Protection DDoS Network Protection
Protects Public IP Standard SKU Yes Yes
Protects Public IP Basic SKU No Yes
Active traffic monitoring & always on detection Yes Yes
L3/L4 Automatic attack mitigation Yes Yes
Automatic attack mitigation Yes Yes
Application based mitigation policies Yes Yes
Metrics & alerts Yes Yes
Mitigation reports Yes Yes
Mitigation flow logs Yes Yes
Mitigation policies tuned to customers application Yes Yes
Integration with Firewall Manager Yes Yes
Azure Sentinel data connector and workbook Yes Yes
Protection of resources across subscriptions in a tenant Yes Yes
Public IP Standard SKU protection Yes Yes
Public IP Basic SKU protection No Yes
DDoS rapid response support Not available Yes
Cost protection Not available Yes
WAF discount Not available Yes
Price Per protected IP Per 100 protected IP addresses


At no additional cost, Azure DDoS infrastructure protection protects every Azure service that uses public IPv4 and IPv6 addresses. This DDoS protection service helps to protect all Azure services, including platform as a service (PaaS) services such as Azure DNS. For more information on supported PaaS services, see DDoS Protection reference architectures. Azure DDoS infrastructure protection requires no user configuration or application changes. Azure provides continuous protection against DDoS attacks. DDoS protection does not store customer data.

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