Azure Application Gateway uses the Load Balancer

I just had an interesting discussion around the use of the Azure Application Gateway (AppGW) and the built-in load balancer (LB) it has. Be aware that when you deploy the Azure Application Gateway, by default it will create 2 instances of it, as seen below: You then may be wondering.. what’s the mechanism behind the…

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Azure WAF to protect your Web Application

OVERVIEW Azure WAF is part of Azure Application Gateway and  provides centralized protection of your web applications from common exploits and vulnerabilities. I found that one simple and quick way to familiarise with Azure WAF is to use the Damn Vulnerable Web Application (DVWA) This is a step by step demo guide to showcase the…

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Azure DevOps: automate App Service slot swaps in your VSTS release pipeline

Choosing Azure App Services to host a web application means that you are using a managed platform and therefore have less responsibilities (such as OS updates and patching). Another specific feature that can be extremely useful is slots. Slots allow you to deploy your application to a separate live app service, warm it up and…

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