Microsoft Azure Firewall and Akamai Secure Internet Access Enterprise integrate to provide efficient DNS security for Azure workloads. Secure Internet Access Enterprise, on Akamai Connected Cloud, uses real-time threat intelligence from global web traffic and DNS queries. It incorporates external threat feeds and advanced analysis techniques.
This integration not only enhances DNS-based protection but also utilizes Akamai Security Connector, capable of processing up to 200,000 DNS requests per second. Security Connectors receive DNS traffic from virtual machines or Azure Firewall acting as a DNS proxy, while Azure Firewall blocks DNS traffic from connected virtual networks to prevent bypassing the Security Connectors.