Posted On: Oct 4, 2023

Starting today, AWS Firewall Manager supports referencing of security groups as part of its security group common policies. With this feature, customers can update the inbound or outbound rules for the Firewall Manager primary security groups to reference security groups in the peered VPC. This allows traffic to flow to and from instances that are associated with the referenced security group in the peered VPC. 

AWS Firewall Manager is a security management service that enables customers to centrally configure and manage firewall rules across their accounts and resources. Using AWS Firewall Manager, customers can manage AWS WAF rules, AWS Shield Advanced protections, AWS Network Firewall, R53 Resolver DNS Firewall and VPC security groups across their entire AWS Organizations. 

To get started, see the AWS Firewall Manager documentation and VPC documentation for more details and the AWS Region Table for the list of regions where AWS Firewall Manager is currently available. To learn more about AWS Firewall Manager, its features, and its pricing, visit the AWS Firewall Manager website.