ACG Fundamentals

Azure NSG Basics: What is a Network Security Group?

Episode description

Being able to filter and manage the network traffic to and from your Azure resources is critical for improving the security of your cloud environment. With the help of Network Security Groups (NSGs), you’ll be able to block or allow traffic depending on its origin, destination, port or protocol. In this ACG Fundamental, we’ll explain what an NSG is, how it’s different to firewalls, how you can leverage it to control incoming and outgoing traffic and rules.

00:00 Introduction
00:26 Understanding Azure Network Security Groups
01:26 Understanding security rules
04:03 How are NSGs different from firewalls?
04:34 Creating an NSG in the Azure portal (demo)

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Network Security Groups overview

Network Security Groups (NSG) lesson in AZ-104 course

Network Security Groups (NSG) lesson in AZ-303 course

NSGs in Microsoft Azure Security Essentials course

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Being an avid learner means we are always beginners to a new topic or concept. With ACG Fundamentals, we want to equip you with the lessons you need to tackle new cloud concepts, projects, and real-world scenarios. With fun, bite-sized and succinct lessons, you'll be able to learn from anywhere in a matter of minutes. This is the series that puts the fun in fundamentals.

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