As part of our rapidly growing solution marketplace for Azure Government, we’d like to announce several new Pay-As-You-Go (PAYG) marketplace offers. These new offers enable our government customers to purchase marketplace solutions directly through Azure Government, streamlining the procurement process.
In addition, our partners can use this new capability to provide expanded solution offerings and a streamlined procurement process to government customers. For example, see the below hardened images from the Center for Information Security, which are preconfigured to meet internationally recognized secure configuration standards.
This launch is in partnership with the following marketplace partners:
With this announcement, several new solutions and publishers are now available on Azure Government:
|F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition – GOOD: The BIG-IP VE ‘GOOD’ bundle provides intelligent L4-L7 load balancing, SSL/TLS termination and offloading, deep health monitoring, connection state management and complete programmatic control over application traffic with F5 iRules.|
|F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition – BETTER: The BIG-IP VE ‘BETTER’ bundle provides intelligent L4-L7 local and global server load balancing, SSL/TLS termination and offloading, comprehensive network security and DNS services.|
|F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition – BEST: The BIG-IP VE ‘BEST” bundle provides intelligent L4-L7 local and global server load balancing, SSL/TLS termination and offloading, comprehensive network security, DNS services, web application security (WAF) and unified application access control.|
|F5 Advanced WAF: F5’s industry-leading Advanced WAF provides robust web application firewall protection by securing applications against threats such as layer 7 DDoS attacks, malicious bot traffic, OWASP top 10 threats, API protocol vulnerabilities and many more.|
|Barracuda CloudGen Firewall: Redefines the role of the Firewall from a perimeter security solution to a distributed network optimization solution that scales across any number of locations and applications, connects on-premises and cloud infrastructures, and pairs full next-generation security with network optimization and management functionality (known today as Secure SD-WAN).|
|Barracuda CloudGen WAF: Inspects inbound web traffic and blocks many attacks targeted at your applications. It also prevents data loss by inspecting outgoing server responses. Administrators can easily create granular access control policies for Authentication, Authorization & Accounting (AAA), giving organizations strong authentication and user control.|
|FlashGrid Node for Oracle RAC: The VM image contains FlashGrid software and can be used for creating Oracle Real Application Clusters nodes. FlashGrid-enabled clusters have high availability and performance characteristics required for running mission-critical enterprise databases.
|Coming Soon - CIS Windows Server 2016 Benchmarks: Government and DOD agencies concerned with cloud security can benefit from using these CIS-hardened images, preconfigured according to the CIS Benchmarks. CIS Benchmarks can be utilized in place of Security Technical Implementation Guidelines (STIGs), the configuration standards for DoD IA and IA-enabled devices/systems.|
|Coming Soon - CIS Windows Server 2012: This instance of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 is hardened according to a CIS Benchmark. CIS Benchmarks are consensus-based security configuration guides developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.|
|Coming Soon - CIS Windows Server 2008: This instance of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 is hardened according to a CIS Benchmark. CIS Benchmarks are consensus-based security configuration guides developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.|
|Coming Soon - CIS Hardened Image offers for Linux: CIS Benchmarks are consensus-based security configuration guides both developed and accepted by government, business, industry, and academia.|
|Coming Soon - VM-Series Next Generation Firewall: The VM-Series next-generation firewall enables customers to securely migrate their applications and data to Azure, protecting them from known and unknown threats with application whitelisting and threat prevention policies. Designed to facilitate fully automated deployments, the VM-Series can be embedded into your application deployment process, allowing security to keep pace with the speed of the cloud. Check out VM-Series Bundle 1 or Bundle 2 PAYG offerings on Azure Government Marketplace now.|
With these newest options and many more, you can find solutions for all of your IT needs through the Azure Marketplace. Find Azure Government Marketplace solutions in two ways:
- Browse the Azure Marketplace for solutions of interest, then check the Azure Government portal for availability.
- Check out the table here which shows a list of available images within the Azure Government Marketplace. Prebuilt images from Microsoft and Red Hat also include Pay-As-You-Go licensing (PAYG).
If you have additional questions about the Azure Marketplace, start with the FAQ on Azure Marketplace.
If you’re a publisher and want to learn more about how to make your offers available on Azure Government check out this article and video on the publishing process, along with our documentation.
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