Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Analytics

Understand your network traffic trends using AWS Transit Gateway Flow Logs

AWS Transit Gateway is a network transit hub that enables you to connect thousands of Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) and your on-premises networks using a single gateway. This simplifies your network connection and puts an end to complex peering relationships. AWS Transit Gateway Flow Logs enables you to export detailed telemetry information, such as source/destination […]

How to analyze AWS Network Firewall logs using Amazon OpenSearch Service – Part 2

In part 1 of this blog-post series, we walked you through steps to configure Amazon OpenSearch Service to receive logs from AWS Network Firewall using Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose. In this part 2, we cover steps to generate test alerts, validating them and configure dashboards in Amazon OpenSearch Service to visualize and analyze log data. […]

How to analyze AWS Network Firewall logs using Amazon OpenSearch Service – Part 1

This two-part blog series demonstrates how to build network analytics and visualizations using data available through AWS Network Firewall logs. Network Firewall supports Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose as one of the logging destinations, and these logs can be streamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service as a delivery destination. Network Firewall logs contain several data points, such as source […]

Analyzing stale security group rules using serverless architecture

Security is a top priority for AWS and customers running workloads in AWS. The previous post Top 10 security items to improve in your AWS account, covered the top security items that AWS customers should pay special attention to if they want to improve their security posture. High on the list is the need to […]

Introducing Amazon VPC Flow Logs to Kinesis Data Firehose

Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) Flow Logs helps you understand network traffic patterns on AWS by providing network telemetry data about the IP traffic flowing to and from ENIs in your VPC. It lets you perform numerous analytics tasks, such as diagnosing overly restrictive security group rules, monitoring traffic that is reaching an instance, […]

Understand AWS Data transfer details in depth from cost and usage report using Athena query and QuickSight

Keeping applications up and running continuously requires architecting your application to prevent downtime, as well as the ability to recover from failure as quickly as possible with minimum data loss to achieve RTO-Recovery Time Objective and RPO– Recovery Point Objective. AWS helps you achieve high availability for cloud workloads across multiple dimensions, such as compute, databases, […]

Analyze Network Traffic of Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) by CIDR blocks

This post was co-written by Abhijit Rajeshirke, Solutions Architect at AWS; Charu Singh, Software Development Engineer at AWS; and Hooman Rashedi, Principal Solution Architect at Presidio AWS enterprise customers are using hundreds of accounts and Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) to segment their workloads and expand their footprint. This level of scale can lead […]

Calculating data transfer leveraging Amazon VPC flow logs

Introduction There are several factors that contribute towards your overall costs incurred in AWS cloud. When it comes to networking, many customers ask about data transfer charges. You pay a Data Transfer charge when you send data out from AWS to Internet, between AWS Regions, or between Availability Zones (AZ). Today, there are multiple ways […]

Scale traffic using multiple Interface Endpoints

Update: As of January 27, 2022, AWS PrivateLink publishes data points to Amazon CloudWatch for your interface endpoints, Gateway Load Balancer endpoints, and endpoint services. CloudWatch enables you to retrieve statistics about those data points as an ordered set of time series data, known as metrics. As a PrivateLink Endpoint owner, you can use metrics […]

Analyze VPC Flow Logs with point-and-click Amazon Athena integration

Analyzing your VPC Flow Logs using Athena is now easier than ever! The recently introduced VPC Flow Logs integration with Amazon Athena helps you get started with extracting meaningful insights from VPC Flow Logs in just a few clicks. In this blog post, we will walk you through how you can use this recently announced […]