Networking & Content Delivery

Tag: VPC

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, […]

Continuous verification of network compliance using Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer and AWS Security Hub

Introduction As your distributed application teams operate network infrastructure, it can be challenging for central security, networking, or cloud operations teams to determine whether the correct network controls are in place. Network controls, such as firewall rules, NAT Gateways, network access control lists (ACL’s), security groups, and network segmentation, serve as a critical first line […]

Integrating Network Connectivity Testing with Infrastructure Deployment

This post shows how to integrate and automate network testing as part of AWS infrastructure deployment. We will show you how to use a new tool, Infrastructure as Code (IaC) Network Tester, to perform connectivity testing between a source resource and a destination resource in Virtual Private Cloud (VPC). It supports testing resources deployed via AWS Management Console, SDK, Command Line Interface (CLI) or via a CI/CD pipeline.

Centralize access using VPC interface endpoints to access AWS services across multiple VPCs

Security and cost are always a top priority for AWS customers when designing their network. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC),  and it’s related networking components, offer many tools for implementing network connectivity. One such tool is VPC endpoints. Powered by AWS PrivateLink, VPC endpoints are private connections between your VPC and another AWS service […]

Using VPC Traffic Mirroring to monitor and secure your AWS infrastructure

VPC Traffic Mirroring is an AWS feature used to copy network traffic from the elastic network interface of an EC2 instance to a target for analysis. This makes a variety of network-based monitoring and analytics solutions possible on AWS. By capturing the raw packet data required for content inspection, VPC Traffic Mirroring enables agentless methods […]

Securing ingress using security solutions and AWS Transit Gateway

Introduction Internet-facing applications, by their nature, have a larger attack surface and are exposed to categories of threats most other types of applications will never have to face. Having the necessary protection from attacks on these types of applications, and minimizing the impact of attacks, are a core part of any security strategy. Traditional AWS […]

Deployment models for AWS Network Firewall

10-Sep-2021: With recent enhancements to VPC routing primitives and how it unlocks additional deployment models for AWS Network Firewall along with the ones listed below, read part 2 of this blog post here. Introduction AWS services and features are built with security as a top priority. With Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), customers are able […]

Simplify network routing and security administration with VPC Prefix Lists

The recently announced Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) Prefix Lists feature makes it easier to create consistent security postures and routing behaviors. A Prefix List is a collection of CIDR blocks that can be used to configure VPC security groups, VPC route tables, and AWS Transit Gateway route tables and can be shared with other […]

Integrating external multicast services with AWS

Introduction Many enterprise customers and telecom operators run IP Multicast in their networks for video transcoding, financial trading platforms, multimedia broadcast multicast system (MBMS), and other services. As more and more customers migrate their on-premises workloads to the cloud, there is a need to not just build multicast applications on AWS, but also to integrate […]

Zendesk’s Global Mesh Network: How we lowered operational overhead and cost by migrating to AWS Transit Gateway

This post is presented by our guest Vicente De Luca, Principal Engineer at Zendesk and contributor at AWS Community Builders program, focusing on architecting scalable and reliable networks for Zendesk’s global footprint, and Tom Adamski, AWS Networking Solutions Architect. Zendesk is a global CRM company, building software designed to improve customer relationships. Our customers span […]