Azure DDoS Protection

  • Allows you to protect your Azure resources from denial of service (DoS) attacks.
  • DDoS protection (layers 3 and 4) offers two service tiers: Basic and Standard.

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  • Basic
    • Enabled by default (free).
    • It mitigates common network attacks.
    • Both basic and standard protects IPv4 and IPv6 public IP addresses.
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  • Standard
    • It has advanced capabilities to protect you against network attacks such as logging, alerting, and telemetry.
    • Mitigates the following attacks:
      • Volumetric attacks – flood the network layer with attacks.
      • Protocol attacks – exploit a weakness in layers 3 and 4.
      • Resource layer attacks – a layer 7 attack that disrupts the transmission of data between hosts.
    • Enables you to configure alerts at the start and stop of an attack.
    • The metric data is retained for 30 days.
    • Provides autotuned mitigation policies (TCP/TCP SYN/UDP) for each public IP.




Active traffic monitoring & always-on detection



Automatic attack mitigations



Availability guarantee

Azure Region


Mitigation policies

Tuned for Azure traffic region volume

Tuned for application traffic volume

Metrics & alerts


Real-time attack metrics and resource logs via Azure Monitor

Mitigation reports


Post attack mitigation reports

Mitigation flow logs


NRT log stream for SIEM integration

Mitigation policy customization


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  • Basic DDoS Protection provides protection at no additional charge.
  • Standard DDoS Protection is a paid service. You are charged for the processed data every month (per GB).

How to Defend Against Denial of Service Attacks with Azure DDoS Protection

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