AWS Firewall Manager


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VPC Sharing using the AWS Resource Access Manager
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In this section of the AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty learning path, we introduce you to the various networking and VPC services currently available in AWS that are relevant to the ANS-C01 exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and describe the various networking services available in AWS
  • Describe how to configure an Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Understand how to control network traffic via Security Groups and Network Access Control Lists (NACLs)
  • Describe options for VPC connectivity, subnets, and routing
  • Understand how to share VPC resources using the AWS Resource Access Manager (RAM)
  • Identify how to evaluate the configuration of VPC resources using the VPC Reachability Analyzer


The AWS Certified Advanced Networking - Specialty certification has been designed for anyone with experience designing, implementing, and operating complex AWS and hybrid networking architectures. Ideally, you’ll also have some exposure to the nuances of AWS networking, particularly regarding the integration of AWS services and AWS security best practices. Many exam questions will require advanced level knowledge of many AWS services, including AWS networking services. The AWS Cloud concepts introduced in this course will be explained and reinforced from the ground up.


How about we talk about the AWS Firewall Manager, what it is, and how can it help with any of the deployment models we just talked about for AWS Network Firewall? As the number of networks grow, so does the complexity of managing them to make sure that you can respond to events quickly or update rules and policies for all your firewalls with just a few clicks. Using the AWS Firewall Manager, you can manage all your firewall rules across all your accounts and applications, completely integrated with AWS organizations. The AWS Firewall Manager doesn't just handle the AWS network firewall, but for the purpose of this course, we're only going to focus on why you might want to deploy the AWS Firewall Manager when using or deploying AWS network firewall. As a team, managing all the security in compliance C controls can be daunting from auditing to remediation.

The AWS Firewall Manager allows you to manage the AWS Network Firewall rules and security policies at scale, all in one place. Some additional things are prerequisites to consider before deploying the AWS Firewall Manager is that your company must be set up in an AWS organization with all features enabled. You must delegate one of the AWS accounts as a Firewall administrator. AWS Config needs to be enabled for all accounts allowing the AWS Firewall Manager to detect when new resources are created. And last, AWS Resource Access Manager needs to be enabled to allow the modification of any network firewall configurations.


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Stuart has been working within the IT industry for two decades covering a huge range of topic areas and technologies, from data center and network infrastructure design, to cloud architecture and implementation.

To date, Stuart has created 150+ courses relating to Cloud reaching over 180,000 students, mostly within the AWS category and with a heavy focus on security and compliance.

Stuart is a member of the AWS Community Builders Program for his contributions towards AWS.

He is AWS certified and accredited in addition to being a published author covering topics across the AWS landscape.

In January 2016 Stuart was awarded ‘Expert of the Year Award 2015’ from Experts Exchange for his knowledge share within cloud services to the community.

Stuart enjoys writing about cloud technologies and you will find many of his articles within our blog pages.