Networking & Content Delivery

Category: AWS Network Firewall

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 Prefix Lists in AWS Network Firewall Stateful Rule Groups

Previously you needed to update individual AWS Network Firewall rules when scaling your network to add new IP addresses. The release of this new feature means that you can update the relevant prefix list, and all of the Network Firewall rule groups that reference the prefix list are automatically updated. Both customer-managed and AWS-managed prefix […]

Design your firewall deployment for Internet ingress traffic flows

Introduction Exposing Internet-facing applications requires careful consideration of what security controls are needed to protect against external threats and unwanted access. These security controls can vary depending on the type of application, size of the environment, operational constraints, or required inspection depth. For some scenarios, running Network Access Control Lists (NACL) and Security Groups (SG) […]

Deployment models for AWS Network Firewall with VPC routing enhancements

Introduction Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) is a logically isolated virtual network. It has inbuilt network security controls and implicit routing between VPC subnets by design. Network security controls such as security groups (SGs) and network access control lists (ACLs) provide you with options to control network traffic. However these controls operate at network and transport […]

Migrating from Squid Web Proxy to AWS Network Firewall

Introduction Regardless of size or industry, it’s common for organizations to have security and compliance rules for securing internet-bound traffic. AWS customers need control over, and the ability to filter, requests that are initiated by resources in private and public subnets and sent to the internet. This is also known as “egress filtering.” In AWS, […]

Deploy centralized traffic filtering using AWS Network Firewall

In this blog, we will walk through the steps to accelerate your centralized deployment of AWS Network Firewall using a new deployment automation solution—AWS Network Firewall deployment automation for AWS Transit Gateway. We will also discuss common use cases for AWS Network Firewall in a centralized architecture that uses AWS Transit Gateway. Though this post […]