Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard


Distributed denial of service (DDoS) is a form of attack, and it has security concerns for customers during their network utility. These concerns are confirmed from the number of familiar DDoS attacks. In previous years a lot of popular websites have undergone multiple DDoS attacks like SYN flood and ping of death.  Microsoft Azure has decided to provide essential solutions for this. The functionalities are enriching our customer utility and continue to protect the Azure services, and the name is “Azure DDoS protection” services. It provides essential security for your Azure resources. The services are delivering essential protection for Azure applications based upon the virtual network integration, and it enables additional application features such as specific tuning and alerting. The DDoS is acting in two different ways.

  • Basic plan
  • Standard plan.


It provides basic protections and integrates with the Azure platform by default and does not require any additional cost. It avoids network layer attacks. It also does not require any user configurations.


Azure DDoS standard protection is generally enhanced DDoS mitigation capabilities for your applications. It is integrated with the virtual network to provide standard protection for Azure resources such as virtual machine, application gateway, and load balancer through their public IP address. It can also enable new or existing virtual networks without the help of any application or resource changes. The standard protection belongs to their native platforms. It detects malicious traffic and mitigating attacks which appear on telemetry views through the Azure monitor.

Configure DDoS protection Standard plan using the Azure portal
  1. First, log in to the Azure portal with your account. If you don’t have an Azure subscription, there is a free account available for three months based upon the Azure trial. If you get a plan, then you will get permission to access various services in this portal. The protection plan also has a subscription option during the plan creation.

    Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard

  2. After searching a DDOS protection plan you will see the DDoS protection plan template. Select that.

    Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard

  3. In this DDoS protection plan creation blade, you can just click the “create” button.

    Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard

  4. In the protection plan blade will appear some basic configuration about the protection profile. You can give the name for protection. Then choose the subscription you have and create a new resource group. After filling in the boxes, you can click a create button.

    Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard

  5. Once you click on athecreate button it will submit a deployment and validation process.

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Enable DDoS protection for an existing Virtual Network

After completing the DDoS protection plan, you will move to the enabling process of DDoS protection blade. To use networks, you can use either the existing virtual networks or the new virtual networks. 

  1. Just click an overview option in the virtual machine then it will display their available virtual machine resources.
  2. Click virtual network.

    Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard

  3. Select the DDoS protection, under settings.
  4. Select standard, which determines the type of your protection.
  5. Under DDoS protection plan, select an existing DDoS protection plan name.
  6. Click on “save” button.

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Configure alert metrics

After updating the protection (enabling process), you will move to the mitigation tiger polices.

  1. Select All services on the top left of the Azure portal.
  2. Enter "monitor" in the search box. Then select the monitor option.
  3. Select metrics under the shared services. It will open alert configuration criteria.
  4. Follow the instructions.

    • Resource group: choose your resource name, such as “VM” (contain public IP address you will receive alerts).
    • Resource type: select your resources belong to the resource group.
    • Resource: select public IP address.

  5. Click on “add metric alert” button on top of the metrics blade.

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A managing rule for metric alert

The alert configuration is detected and identifies an intrusion; then will provide alert messages.

  • Name : myDDoS alert.
  • Description: Alert DDoS.
  • Metric : inbound TCP packets to trigger DDoS mitigation. (Mitigation policies for determining DDoS attacks or not)
  • Threshold : 1 (one means you are under attack and zero means you are not under attack)
  • Period : “over the last 10 minutes” (threats finding the time).
  • Additional administrative email: Enter your Email; you can receive alert notification by email.
  • Click ok.
Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard 
Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard
Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard 

View DDoS mitigation policies

Once you have completed the alert configuration, you will move to the metrics chart window management. There are a lot of available metrics.

It will display mitigation policies in the metric chart. The DDoS protection standard performs three auto tuned mitigation policies, such as SYN, TCP, and UDP.  

  • Inbound SYN packet to trigger DDoS mitigation.
  • Inbound TCP packet to trigger DDoS mitigation.
  • Inbound UDP packet to trigger DDoS mitigation.
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Confirm DDoS protection plan alert

When you have completed the DDoS protection metric rules, it will give an alert activation message to your mail, like in the below image.

Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard
  • Select “alert (classic)” button under the shared settings.

When the DDoS protection detects an issue, it will display a warning alert belongs to the alert (classic). It also gives some details about the issues like alert name, status, resource group, and firing time.

 Overview Of The Azure DDoS Protection Standard


In this article, we learned how to manage DDoS protection standard. I hope you gotsome idea about the technology.