Azure Front Door Standard/Premium in Microsoft Azure combines the features available in Azure Front Door, Microsoft Azure Content Delivery Network, and Azure Web Application Firewall. It helps provide a fast, reliable, and more secure modern cloud content delivery network (CDN). This CDN integrates with intelligent threat protection.

Diagram showing the process where a user accesses a website. The connection terminates at Azure Front Door at the edge. Beyond the edge is the Microsoft global network and hosted resources.

Example scenario

Suppose you work for an organization that hosts several critical public-facing consumer applications in Azure. You want to ensure your applications are highly available and perform well. In addition, you want to ensure they're protected by appropriate security measures.

In the past, you might have used a CDN to help ensure your application's availability and performance. You also might have implemented features to help manage security, such as a web application firewall. However, with Azure Front Door, you can combine these components into a single entity with simple pricing.

What will we be doing?

In this module, you identify the Azure Front Door Standard/Premium features. You then compare them with the Azure Front Door, Azure Content Delivery Network, and Azure Web Application Firewall features. You also assess whether Azure Front Door can help you transform your global consumer and enterprise application into more secure, high-performing, personalized modern application. Finally, you determine when to use Azure Front Door Standard/Premium.

What's the main goal?

By the end of this module, you're able to evaluate whether Azure Front Door Standard/Premium can improve delivery of your organization's application infrastructure. You also be able to describe how Azure Front Door Standard/Premium features can help protect your applications.