Azure – Route Tables – How To Force Traffic Down A Specific Route

“Create a route table when you need to override Azure’s default routing.”

Why?

  • To force internet traffic via the on-prem network
  • Route via a NGFW (Next Generation Fire Wall)

Scenario Example, if I want to force all traffic via a proxy / NGFW (zScaler) for SSL inspection, Web security, Internet security etc, to control, monitor and protect your business the internet traffic. You could even go one step further and restrict access to approved IP’s or the Proxy / zScaler for Microsoft 365 or Azure access further.

How?

Create a route table > Add >

Set a name

Add route to your table and select the next hop

Example Route set