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Cloud Armor

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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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: Application 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 application load balancer 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.

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