Posted On: Mar 22, 2018

Starting today, you can protect multiple resources, such as Amazon CloudFront, Amazon Route 53, Elastic Load Balancing and Amazon EC2 instances, at the same time using the AWS Shield Advanced console. With this new capability, you can enable advanced Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protections for your entire environment quickly.

To access this new capability, go to the “Protected resources” tab in AWS WAF/Shield console and, in each region, choose the resources you'd like to protect from the grid. Or, you can also simply bulk enter resource ARNs into the text box. For Amazon CloudFront and Application Load Balancers, you can also associate a web ACL for layer 7 DDoS attack visibility.

AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards web applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection. There are two tiers of AWS Shield - Standard and Advanced. To learn more, visit AWS Shield.