AWS Firewall Manager
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2h 45m

This course covers the core learning objective to meet the requirements of the 'Designing secure solutions in AWS - Level 2' skill

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze the available options to secure credentials using features of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Evaluate the appropriate routing mechanism to securely access AWS service endpoints or internet-based resources from an Amazon VPC
  • Evaluate the appropriate encryption options available for data in transit and when at rest across AWS services
  • Evaluate the most appropriate key management service and options based on business requirements and governance controls



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.