Overview of Azure Front Door Standard/Premium SKU (Preview)


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Azure Front Door is offered for 3 different SKUs, Azure Front Door, Azure Front Door Standard (Preview), and Azure Front Door Premium (Preview). Azure Front Door Standard/Premium SKUs combines capabilities of Azure Front Door, Azure CDN Standard from Microsoft, Azure WAF into a single secure cloud CDN platform with intelligent threat protection.


Azure Front Door Standard/Premium (Preview) is currently in public preview. This preview version is provided without a service level agreement, and it's not recommended for production workloads. Certain features might not be supported or might have constrained capabilities. For more information, see Supplemental Terms of Use for Microsoft Azure Previews.

  • Azure Front Door Standard SKU is:

    • Content delivery optimized
    • Offering both static and dynamic content acceleration
    • Global load balancing
    • SSL offload
    • Domain and certificate management
    • Enhanced traffic analytics
    • Basic security capabilities
  • Azure Front Door Premium SKU builds on capabilities of Standard SKU, and adds:

    • Extensive security capabilities across WAF
    • BOT protection
    • Private Link support
    • Integration with Microsoft Threat Intelligence and security analytics.

Diagram showing a comparison between Front Door SKUs.

Feature comparison

Feature Standard Premium
Custom domains Yes Yes
SSL Offload Yes Yes
Caching Yes Yes
Compression Yes Yes
Global load balancing Yes Yes
Layer 7 routing Yes Yes
URL rewrite Yes Yes
Rules Engine Yes Yes
Private Origin (Private Link) No Yes
WAF Custom Rules only Yes
Bot Protection No Yes
Enhanced Metrics and diagnostics Yes Yes
Traffic report Yes Yes
Security Report No Yes

Next steps

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