FAQ

Q: What does the AWS Network Firewall Deployment Automations for AWS Transit Gateway solution do?

A: AWS Network Firewall Deployment Automations for AWS Transit Gateway configures the AWS resources needed to inspect and filter VPC-to-VPC (East-West) traffic. With this solution, you can inspect hundreds or thousands of Amazon VPCs and accounts in one place. This solution saves you time by automating the process of provisioning a centralized AWS Network Firewall to inspect traffic between VPCs. You can also centrally configure and manage your AWS Network Firewall, firewall policies, and rule groups.

Q: How much does this solution cost?

A: As of February 2021, the estimated cost for running this solution for two network firewall endpoints in two availability zones, 5 GB of traffic per day, with default settings in the US East (N. Virginia) Region is approximately $620.55 per month. For more information, refer to the solution implementation guide.

Q: Who should use this solution?

A: This solution is ideal for large organizations with a general need for centralized inspection and filtering of the traffic between their Amazon VPCs across multiple accounts within their AWS environment.

Q: How do I get started?

A: Before you launch the solution, review the architecture overview, components, and deployment considerations discussed in the implementation guide. To get started, launch the AWS CloudFormation template that deploys the solution in your primary AWS account. The default configuration deploys AWS Network Firewall, Amazon VPC, AWS Transit Gateway, AWS CodeCommit Repository, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodePipeline, and Amazon CloudWatch. Refer to the steps described in the implementation guide to launch the default configuration or use the AWS Cloud DevelopmentKit (AWS CDK) construct provided on GitHub to customize the template to meet your specific needs.

Q: How does this solution differ from AWS Network Firewall?

A: This solution adds automation on to of AWS Network Firewall. AWS Network Firewall is a managed service that gives you granular visibility and control of their network traffic, allowing you to accomplish network segmentation, egress domain filtering, and intrusion prevention through event driven logging.  

Q: How can I extend the AWS Network Firewall Deployment Automations for AWS Transit Gateway?

A: You can customize the primary AWS CloudFormation template using the AWS Cloud Developer Kit (AWS CDK) to customize the default configuration.

Q: Can I deploy AWS Network Firewall Deployment Automations for AWS Transit Gateway in any AWS Region?

A: Customers must deploy the solution in AWS Regions where AWS Network Firewall is available. For more information, refer to AWS Regional Services List.

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