IT security is critically important, and even more so in a software-defined data center. In this course, Creating a DMZ in Azure, you will learn to create a basic DMZ in Azure using standard functionality to ensure publicly-exposed IT systems are secure. First, you will learn what a DMZ is and how important it is to overall security. Next, you will define the environment you want to create and implement a basic network into that environment. Finally, you will secure your environment using Network Security Groups. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and tools necessary to create a DMZ that can protect your environment.
Course Overview Hello, my name is Gavin, and welcome to my course on Creating a DMZ in Microsoft Azure. IT security is critically important, and even more so in the software defined data centers of today. Just because Azure is managed by Microsoft, it doesn't mean that you're off the hook and not responsible for security. As soon as you click that New button, you are responsible for the integrity and security of your systems. So if you plan on to expose services to the internet and Azure, you need to think about perimeter security. DMZ's are a critical part of securing any publicly exposed IT system. This course explains everything you need to know about creating a DMZ in Azure. Some of the topics we will cover include defense in depth from a network security perspective, network address spaces and how they're related to Azure network design. We also cover network security groups and why they're essential for every network in Azure. We'll walk through the creation of a DMZ using those network security groups. We'll also go through the scripting options for creating the DMZ in those network security groups. And finally, we'll finish up with some troubleshooting hints and tips. By the end of the course, you'll understand the core requirements for security in a network inside Azure. So thank you for listening. I hope you'll enjoy this short Pluralsight course as we work through the creation of a DMZ in Azure.