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Google Cloud Armor

Help protect your applications and websites against denial of service and web attacks.
  • Benefit from DDoS protection and WAF at Google scale

  • Detect and mitigate attacks against your Cloud Load Balancing workloads

  • Adaptive Protection  ML-based mechanism to help detect and block Layer 7 DDoS attacks

  • Mitigate OWASP Top 10 risks and help protect workloads on-premises or in the cloud

  • Bot management to stop fraud at the edge through native integration with reCAPTCHA Enterprise

Benefits

Enterprise-grade DDoS defense

Cloud Armor benefits from our experience of protecting key internet properties such as Google Search, Gmail, and YouTube. It provides built-in defenses against L3 and L4 DDoS attacks.

Mitigate OWASP Top 10 risks

Cloud Armor provides predefined rules to help defend against attacks such as cross-site scripting (XSS) and SQL injection (SQLi) attacks.

Managed protection

With Cloud Armor Managed Protection Plus tier, you will get access to DDoS and WAF services, curated rule sets, and other services for a predictable monthly price. Learn more.

Key features

Key features

Adaptive protection

Automatically detect and help mitigate high volume Layer 7 DDoS attacks with an ML system trained locally on your applications. Learn more.

Support for hybrid and multicloud deployments

Help defend applications from DDoS or web attacks and enforce Layer 7 security policies whether your application is deployed on Google Cloud or in a hybrid or multicloud architecture.

Pre-configured WAF rules

Out-of-the-box rules based on industry standards to mitigate against common web-application vulnerabilities and help provide protection from the OWASP Top 10. Learn more in our WAF rules guide.

Bot management

Provides automated protection for your apps from bots and helps stop fraud in line and at the edge through native integration with reCAPTCHA Enterprise. Learn more.

Rate limiting

Rate-based rules help you protect your applications from a large volume of requests that flood your instances and block access for legitimate users. Learn more.

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Customers

Learn from customers using Cloud Armor

Documentation

Documentation

Tutorial
Cloud Armor overview

Learn how Cloud Armor works and see an overview of Cloud Armor features and capabilities.

Tutorial
Hands-on lab: HTTP load balancer with Cloud Armor

Learn how to configure an HTTP load balancer with global back ends, stress test the load balancer, and denylist the stress test IP.

Google Cloud Basics
Cloud Armor security policy overview

Use Google Cloud Armor security policies to help protect your load-balanced applications from distributed denial of service (DDoS) and other web-based attacks.

Tutorial
Managed protection

Managed protection is an application protection service that helps protect your web applications and services from DDoS attacks and other threats from the internet.

Tutorial
Bot management

Provides effective management of automated clients' requests towards your back ends through native integration with reCAPTCHA Enterprise.

Tutorial
Rate limiting

Rate-based rules help you protect your applications from a large volume of requests that flood your instances and block access for legitimate users.

Tutorial
Configuring Google Cloud Armor security policies

Use these instructions to filter incoming traffic to HTTP(S) load balancing by creating Google Cloud Armor security policies.

Google Cloud Basics
Configuring Google Cloud Armor through GKE Ingress

Learn how to use a BackendConfig custom resource to configure Google Cloud Armor in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE).

Tutorial
Tuning Google Cloud Armor WAF rules

Preconfigured web application firewall (WAF) rules with dozens of signatures that are compiled from open source industry standards.

All features

All features

Pre-defined WAF rules to mitigate OWASP Top 10 risks Out-of-the-box rules based on industry standards to mitigate against common web-application vulnerabilities and help provide protection from the OWASP Top 10.
Rich rules language for web application firewall Create custom rules using any combination of L3–L7 parameters and geolocation to help protect your deployment with a flexible rules language.
Visibility and monitoring Easily monitor all of the metrics associated with your security policies in the Cloud Monitoring dashboard. You can also view suspicious application traffic patterns from Cloud Armor directly in the Security Command Center dashboard.
Logging Get visibility into Cloud Armor decisions as well as the implicated policies and rules on a per-request basis via Cloud Logging.
Preview mode Deploy Cloud Armor rules in preview mode to understand rule efficacy and impact on production traffic before enabling active enforcement.
Policy framework with rules Configure one or more security policies with a hierarchy of rules. Apply a policy at varying levels of granularity to one or many workloads.
IP-based and geo-based access control Filter your incoming traffic based on IPv4 and IPv6 addresses or CIDRs. Identify and enforce access control based on geographic location of incoming traffic.
Support for hybrid and multicloud deployments Help defend applications from DDoS or web attacks and enforce Layer 7 security policies whether your application is deployed on Google Cloud or in a hybrid or multicloud architecture.
Named IP Lists Allow or deny traffic through a Cloud Armor security policy based on a curated Named IP List.

Pricing

Pricing

Google Cloud Armor tiers:

Cloud Armor Standard provides a pay-as-you-go model, measuring and charging for security policies and rules within that policy, as well as for well-formed L7 requests that are evaluated by a security policy.

Managed Protection Plus, now Generally Available, offers a  subscription-based pricing model starting at US$3,000 per month for the first 100 protected resources and then $30 per additional protected resource per month.

Cloud Armor Standard Managed Protection Plus  Notes
Billing Pay as you go Starting at $3,000/month -
Protected resources None Includes first 100 ($30/month for additional protected resources) Protected resources include backend services and backend buckets
Rules $1 / month Included in subscription -
Policy $5 / month Included in subscription -
Requests $0.75 / million queries Included in subscription -
Data processing fee None Additional (details) -
Term None 1 year -

If a backend service has a Cloud Armor policy, you can use the user-defined request headers feature with that service without any additional charge for the user-defined request headers feature.

If you pay in a currency other than USD, the prices listed in your currency on Google Cloud SKUs apply.