Azure Startup Guide

Includes Installation Instructions for loading SafeConnect into your Azure environment


This document is intended to be used as a guide to install a Virtual Machine (VM) version of the SafeConnect Policy Enforcer appliance within an Azure virtual environment. You should be familiar with the Azure Management Portal prior to attempting this task. If technical support is required during the installation, please use the contact information below for assistance.

SafeConnect is deployed to an Azure environment via a template that includes all components needed for complete functionality in an Azure. At deployment, you will receive an email from OPSWAT with a link to Azure to deploy the VM in your environment, and an Access Token needed to complete delivery. Once you have received this email, you may begin with installation below.

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The OPSWAT Enforcer VM image requires a Standard_A5 Azure Instance. This configuration allows for up to 25,000 concurrent connections.

To deploy the new VM in your Azure environment, click the images/download/attachments/7631763/image2018-5-14_11-59-11.png button in the email you received from OPSWAT. This will take you to a form in the Azure platform to create the environment.


Fill in all required information including your Access Token that was included in your email. Once the

information is filled in, click purchase.


After the deployment is finished you should see your environment:

Email Configuration

Azure Reference:

The supported way to send e-mails to external domains from Azure compute resources is via a SMTP relay (otherwise known as a SMTP smart host). The Azure compute resource sends the e-mail to the SMTP relay and then the SMTP relay provider delivers the e-mail to the external domain. Microsoft Exchange Online Protection is one provider of a SMTP relay, but there are several 3rd party providers as well. We list some pointers to SMTP relay services below, but it is not a complete list. Please note that you need to setup an account with the SMTP relay provider first and then configure your Azure server or application to send outbound e-mail via the SMTP relay.