Consumption based pricing for Azure Firewall
The fixed hourly cost of azure firewall makes it prohibitively expensive to use in low-volume scenarios. We don't want to be put in a situation where we have to make a financial decision that overrides security patterns/architectures. Please give us some more licensing options so that we can take this product and deploy comprehensively through our networks at any point of scale.
I'm a bit shocked at the high price of the firewall. I work primarily in SMB and there is no way I could sell this.
I completely agree. Azure firewall is prohibitively expensive, and will not see widespread adoption by SMB with a monthly price approaching $700 a month. Especially since a 3rd party firewall can be deployed (Cisco Meraki for example) with a b2 instance and costs less than $100 a month to run. A firewall without all the redundancy features (availability zones) would be a great way to shave costs.
Gé Brander commented
Great supporter of this request. For startup business the pricing is way too high.