Google Cloud Armor - Web Application Security


Google Cloud Armor is a web application security service that helps protect your applications and websites from various threats, including DDoS attacks, application-layer attacks, and more. It is designed to provide security, scalability, and performance for your applications hosted on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).

Key Features

  • DDoS Protection: Google Cloud Armor offers robust protection against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, ensuring your application stays online even during large-scale attacks.
  • WAF (Web Application Firewall): It includes a Web Application Firewall to safeguard your application from common web application vulnerabilities, such as SQL injection, XSS, and more.
  • Custom Rules: You can create custom security rules to tailor protection to your specific application's needs.
  • Integration with GCP: Easily integrate Google Cloud Armor with other GCP services to enhance security across your infrastructure.

Getting Started

To start using Google Cloud Armor, follow these basic steps:

  1. Create a Google Cloud account if you don't have one already.
  2. Set up a project in the Google Cloud Console.
  3. Enable Google Cloud Armor for your project and configure security policies.
  4. Deploy your application on GCP and configure it to use Google Cloud Armor for protection.

Sample Code

Here's a sample code snippet for enabling Google Cloud Armor for a Google Cloud project:

    gcloud compute security-policies create my-security-policy \
--description="My Web App Security Policy" \

This code creates a security policy with the name "my-security-policy" and enables logging for security events.


Google Cloud Armor is an essential tool for securing your web applications on Google Cloud Platform. By leveraging its features, you can protect your applications from various online threats and ensure they remain available, reliable, and performant.

For more in-depth information and documentation, visit the official Google Cloud Armor documentation.