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How to enforce a security baseline for an AWS WAF ACL across your organization using AWS Firewall Manager

Most organizations prioritize protecting their web applications that are exposed to the internet. Using the AWS WAF service, you can create rules to control bot traffic, help prevent account takeover fraud, and block common threat patterns such as SQL injection or cross-site scripting (XSS). Further, for those customers managing multi-account environments, it is possible to […]

Enable multi-admin support to manage security policies at scale with AWS Firewall Manager

The management of security services across organizations has evolved over the years, and can vary depending on the size of your organization, the type of industry, the number of services to be administered, and compliance regulations and legislation. When compliance standards require you to set up scoped administrative control of event monitoring and auditing, we […]

How to continuously audit and limit security groups with AWS Firewall Manager

At AWS re:Invent 2019 and in a subsequent blog post, Stephen Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer for Amazon Web Services (AWS), laid out the top 10 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 manage your network […]

Enforce your AWS Network Firewall protections at scale with AWS Firewall Manager

As you look to manage network security on Amazon Web Services (AWS), there are multiple tools you can use to protect your resources and keep your data safe. Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC), security groups (SGs), network access control lists (network ACLs), AWS WAF, and the recently launched AWS Network Firewall all offer points […]

Set up centralized monitoring for DDoS events and auto-remediate noncompliant resources

When you build applications on Amazon Web Services (AWS), it’s a common security practice to isolate production resources from non-production resources by logically grouping them into functional units or organizational units. There are many benefits to this approach, such as making it easier to implement the principal of least privilege, or reducing the scope of […]

Centrally manage AWS WAF (API v2) and AWS Managed Rules at scale with Firewall Manager

October 29, 2021: AWS KMS is replacing the term customer master key (CMK) with AWS KMS key and KMS key. The concept has not changed. To prevent breaking changes, AWS KMS is keeping some variations of this term. More info. September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. […]

Automate AWS Firewall Manager onboarding using AWS Centralized WAF and VPC Security Group Management solution

Many customers—especially large enterprises—run workloads across multiple AWS accounts and in multiple AWS regions. AWS Firewall Manager service, launched in April 2018, enables customers to centrally configure and manage AWS WAF rules, audit Amazon VPC security group rules across accounts and applications in AWS Organizations, and protect resources against distributed DDoS attacks. In this blog […]

Use AWS Firewall Manager to deploy protection at scale in AWS Organizations

Security teams that are responsible for securing workloads in hundreds of Amazon Web Services (AWS) accounts in different organizational units aim for a consistent approach across AWS Organizations. Key goals include enforcing preventative measures to mitigate known security issues, having a central approach for notifying the SecOps team about potential distributed denial of service (DDoS) […]

AWS Firewall Manager helps automate security group management: 3 scenarios

April 25, 2023: We’ve updated this blog post to include more security learning resources. In this post, we walk you through scenarios that use AWS Firewall Manager to centrally manage security groups across your AWS Organizations implementation. Firewall Manager is a security management tool that helps you centralize, configure, and maintain AWS WAF rules, AWS […]

Use AWS Firewall Manager and VPC security groups to protect your applications hosted on EC2 instances

You can use AWS Firewall Manager to centrally configure and manage Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) security groups across all your AWS accounts. This post will take you through the step-by-step instructions to apply common security group rules, audit your security groups, and detect unused and redundant rules in your security groups across your […]