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What is Azure VPN Gateway and how it is used?

By: Netreo
September 28, 2015

What is Azure VPN Gateway?

Azure VPN Gateway is a cloud based network gateway that enables in connecting on-premises networks  with Azure using site-to-site VPNs.  Azure VPN Gateway provides secure connectivity by using industry standard protocols, IPsec and IKE to secure the connection.  In order to build the connection, Azure requires using its preferred gateway devices vendors for establishing a site to site connection. It can also be used to establish connection between virtual networks i.e. VNet to VNet. and it provides two different types of gateways;

Static Routing –  Delivers policy based VPN connectivity and routing

Dynamic Routing – Provides route based VPN connectivity and routing

How is Azure VPN Gateway used?

It enables organizations to;

  • Create a site to site VPN connection between on premises IT Infrastructure or from any location with Azure hosted resources
  • Create secure VPN connections with on premises and Azure
  • Connect on premises servers with virtual machines, SQL Azure or other Azure Cloud resources.

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