AXS GUARD, the Belgian Internet Security provider from Mechelen, is the first and only Belgian developer with a brand-new security solution specifically tailored to Microsoft Azure. From now on you can find AXS GUARD security appliance as a virtual server via the Microsoft Azure Marketplace.

Since the creation of AXS GUARD in 1996, the company's mission is to connect every organization securely to the Internet in a simple, affordable and scalable way.

Hosting servers and business applications is happening more and more in the Cloud and therefore less and less on the network of the company itself. Or they opt for a hybrid solution in which a certain part of the applications go to the Cloud. Guaranteeing availability of the application (s) to customers and / or employees is then one of the decisive arguments. Many companies then end up with Microsoft Azure.

Securing the own Azure environment remains the responsibility of the SME itself. There are already various solutions for this, but these are often very expensive and, above all, very complex to set up and manage.

AXS GUARD is now changing this by offering a virtual solution that can be installed easily and with just a few clicks. Securing a completely new installation and/or an existing Azure environment with AXS GUARD is now very easy and affordable.

“The goal is to perfectly integrate the Azure Cloud environment with the already existing local environment and thus create a hybrid network environment that significantly improves flexibility and availability. In short, AXS GUARD helps organizations to safely migrate their existing network environment and applications to Azure. Says Alex Ongena, founder and managing director of AXS GUARD.

Installing a virtual AXS GUARD appliance from the Azure Marketplace is child's play. AXS GUARD is available in just a few minutes and the configuration of the individual security modules can take place.

AXS GUARD provides a next-generation firewall, where traditional firewall technology is linked to other network security techniques such as IPS, an advanced anti-malware scanner, personalized web content filters and a specific web application firewall (WAF).

These features, together with a selection of high-performance VPN technologies and strong authentication options, were combined into a single user-friendly solution. In addition, customers can count on the extensive support of the AXS GUARD partner network and the AXS GUARD team itself.

"AXS GUARD on Azure license is only a fraction of what other manufacturers charge, has a lot of possibilities, is easy to install and is easy to expand and therefore scalable in the future," Alex Ongena adds.

Today more than 1500 - mainly Belgian - companies use AXS GUARD. We want to continue helping them, but also others, with the security of their network infrastructure.

Typical applications for AXS GUARD on Azure include:

  • simplified "site-to-cloud" connections

  • security for enterprise applications hosted in Azure

  • (central) strong and two-factor authentication (Google / Microsoft authenticator and / or One-Span Digipass)

  • Advanced content scanning of email and web traffic

  • secure connections (VPN) from individual users to the cloud application

  • VPN concentrator for industrial IoT applications

  • ...

Article in ComputaBLE BE (dutch)