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How to Change SaaS Network Configurations Without Affecting Your Customers

Many organizations prefer to connect to SaaS or managed services over a VPN. If you are an independent software vendor that has to periodically change your network configuration, these customer VPNs present a challenge. The solutions detailed in this post describe different approaches to isolating virtual private clouds that host applications and services from an enterprise network. You can use these strategies to add more services to your customers with no changes to customer network configurations, avoiding delays.

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Integrating Third-Party Solutions to AWS Config Rule Evaluations

AWS Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations, and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. This post aims to assist you on deploying a set of custom AWS Config Rules that leverages third-party REST APIs to evaluate AWS resources in an automated fashion. The AWS Config evaluations represented in this guide show the reporting status of Amazon EC2 instances against TrendMicro and Qualys.

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Monitoring Your Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall with a Syslog Sidecar

By hosting a Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall in an Amazon VPC, you can use AWS native cloud services—such as Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and AWS Lambda—to monitor your firewall for changes in configuration. This post explains why that’s desirable and walks you through the steps required to do it. You now have a way to monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewall that is very similar to how you monitor your AWS environment with AWS Config.

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How to Monitor Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics from Dynatrace

Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics monitors RESTful APIs, URLs, and website content endpoints via synthetic traffic. Dynatrace also offers powerful, integrated synthetic capabilities, but if you use both CloudWatch and Dynatrace you have to switch between their consoles to check status. Now, you can integrate CloudWatch Synthetics into Dynatrace and check for unexpected behavior across both platforms from a single dashboard in your Dynatrace account.

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CoreOS and Ticketmaster Bring AWS Application Load Balancer Support to Kubernetes

Editor’s note: The ALB Ingress Controller is an official AWS project as of November 2018. Instructions for use are covered in the Amazon EKS documentation. By Brandon Chavis, Partner Solutions Architect at AWS Kubernetes continues to grow in popularity on the Amazon Web Services (AWS) platform, and as with any popular tool or service, customers […]

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