Posted On: Jun 1, 2021

Starting today, AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced are available in Asia Pacific (Osaka).

AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources. AWS WAF gives you control over which traffic to allow or block to your web applications by defining customizable web security rules. AWS WAF can be deployed on Amazon CloudFront, Application Load Balancer, and Amazon API Gateway. To learn more visit the detailed page here.

AWS Shield Advanced is a managed Application Security service that safeguards web applications running on AWS from threats like Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS). AWS Shield Advanced 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. To learn more visit the product page here.

The AWS WAF service is available in Amazon CloudFront and 23 AWS Regions. For full list of AWS Regions where AWS WAF is supported, please visit the AWS Regional Services page. To learn more about AWS WAF, please visit the service page.