Introducing the AWS Network Firewall - a new managed service to deploy network security across your Amazon VPCs with just a few clicks

Posted on: Nov 19, 2020

AWS Network Firewall is a new AWS-managed service that makes it easy to deploy essential network protections for all of your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs). The service can be set up with just a few clicks and scales automatically with your network traffic, so you don't have to worry about deploying and managing any infrastructure. AWS Network Firewall is for customers who want to inspect and filter traffic to, from, or between their Amazon VPCs. 

AWS Network Firewall’s flexible rules engine lets you define firewall rules that give you fine-grained control over network traffic to enforce policies such as preventing your VPCs from accessing domains using an unauthorized protocol. You can also import rules you’ve already written in common open source rule formats and integrate managed intelligence feeds sourced by AWS partners. AWS Network Firewall works together with AWS Firewall Manager, so you can build policies based on AWS Network Firewall rules and then centrally apply those policies across your VPCs and accounts. 

AWS Network Firewall is available in the following AWS Regions today: US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon), and Europe (Ireland). 

For more information, see the AWS Network Firewall announcement on the AWS News blog, product overview page, and the Deployment models for AWS Network Firewall blog.