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Tag: AWS Network Firewall

How to control non-HTTP and non-HTTPS traffic to a DNS domain with AWS Network Firewall and AWS Lambda

Security and network administrators can control outbound access from a virtual private cloud (VPC) to specific destinations by using a service like AWS Network Firewall. You can use stateful rule groups to control outbound access to domains for HTTP and HTTPS by default in Network Firewall. In this post, we’ll walk you through how to […]

Use AWS Network Firewall to filter outbound HTTPS traffic from applications hosted on Amazon EKS and collect hostnames provided by SNI

October 13, 2022: This post had been updated with diagram of Figure 1: Outbound internet access through Network Firewall from Amazon EKS worker nodes modified. This blog post shows how to set up an Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS) cluster such that the applications hosted on the cluster can have their outbound internet access […]

How to deploy AWS Network Firewall by using AWS Firewall Manager

AWS Network Firewall helps make it easier for you to secure virtual networks at scale inside Amazon Web Services (AWS). Without having to worry about availability, scalability, or network performance, you can now deploy Network Firewall with the AWS Firewall Manager service. Firewall Manager allows administrators in your organization to apply network firewalls across accounts. […]

Top 2021 AWS service launches security professionals should review – Part 2

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we shared an overview of some of the most important 2021 Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security service and feature launches. In this follow-up, we’ll dive deep into additional launches that are important for security professionals to be aware of and understand across all AWS services. There have already […]

How to deploy AWS Network Firewall to help protect your network from malware

Protecting your network and computers from security events requires multi-level strategies, and you can use network level traffic filtration as one level of defense. Users need access to the internet for business reasons, but they can inadvertently download malware, which can impact network and data security. This post describes how to use custom Suricata Rules […]

Using AWS security services to protect against, detect, and respond to the Log4j vulnerability

April 21, 2022: The blog post has been updated to include information on the updated version of the hotpatch. See this security advisory for more details. Overview In this post we will provide guidance to help customers who are responding to the recently disclosed log4j vulnerability. This covers what you can do to limit the […]

Hands-on walkthrough of the AWS Network Firewall flexible rules engine – Part 2

This blog post is Part 2 of Hands-on walkthrough of the AWS Network Firewall flexible rules engine – Part 1. To recap, AWS Network Firewall is a managed service that offers a flexible rules engine that gives you the ability to write firewall rules for granular policy enforcement. In Part 1, we shared how to […]

Protect your remote workforce by using a managed DNS firewall and network firewall

More of our customers are adopting flexible work-from-home and remote work strategies that use virtual desktop solutions, such as Amazon WorkSpaces and Amazon AppStream 2.0, to deliver their user applications. Securing these workloads benefits from a layered approach, and this post focuses on protecting your users at the network level. Customers can now apply these […]

Hands-on walkthrough of the AWS Network Firewall flexible rules engine – Part 1

AWS Network Firewall is a managed service that makes it easy to provide fine-grained network protections for all of your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds (Amazon VPCs) to ensure that your traffic is inspected, monitored, and logged. The firewall scales automatically with your network traffic, and offers built-in redundancies designed to provide high availability. AWS Network […]

Automatically block suspicious traffic with AWS Network Firewall and Amazon GuardDuty

According to the AWS Security Incident Response Guide, by using security response automation, you can increase both the scale and the effectiveness of your security operations. Automation also helps you to adopt a more proactive approach to securing your workloads on AWS. For example, rather than spending time manually reacting to security alerts, you can […]