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What is AWS Network Firewall?

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Course Introduction
1
Introduction
PREVIEW2m 40s
How IAM is used to securely manage access
3
IAM Features
PREVIEW10m 39s
Managing user identities with long term credentials in IAM
5
Creating IAM Users
PREVIEW5m 3s
Using IAM policies to define and manage permissions
12
Cross-account access
Key Management Service (KMS)
17
What is KMS?
PREVIEW8m 25s
18
Components of KMS
PREVIEW11m 6s
AWS Web Application Firewall
22
AWS Firewall Manager
26
Policies
12m 16s
AWS Shield
AWS Secrets Manager

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What is AWS Network Firewall?
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
5h 31m
Students
22
Description

This section of the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional learning path introduces the key identity management, security, and encryption services within AWS relevant to the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Professional exam. Core to security is AWS Identity & Access Management commonly referred to as IAM. This service manages identities and their permissions that can access your AWS resources, so understanding how this service works and what you can do with it will help you to maintain a secure AWS environment. IAM is an important service in ensuring your resources are secure.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about identity and access management on AWS, including users, groups & roles, IAM policies, MFA, identity federation, and cross-account access
  • Learn the fundamentals of AWS Web Application Firewall (WAF), including what it is, when to use it, how it works, and why use it
  • Understand how to configure and monitor AWS WAF
  • Learn about AWS Firewall Manager and its components
  • Learn how to configure AWS Shield
  • Learn the fundamentals of AWS Cognito
Transcript

AWS Network Firewall is a fully managed service, making it easy to deploy network level protection for your Amazon Virtual Private Clouds or VPCs. There is no infrastructure to manage and can quickly be deployed and set up with just a few clicks within the AWS console. AWS Network Firewall provides the flexibility when defining firewall rules, allowing fine grain control over your network traffic, and increasing your ability to stop or block unwanted traffic. 

AWS Network Firewall also provides a way to import existing rules written in common, open source platforms, including third party intelligent integration feed source by AWS partners. We'll be talking about different deployment models available, but it is important to note that in order to essentially manage all AWS network firewalls, this service seamlessly works together with AWS Firewall Manager within an AWS organization. To learn more about the AWS Firewall Manager, please see our existing course here. Technical use cases for AWS Network Firewall, or the inspection of VPC-to-VPC traffic, filtering outbound traffic, secure AWS Direct Connect, and VPN traffic, or even just filtering Internet traffic.

 

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Danny has over 20 years of IT experience as a software developer, cloud engineer, and technical trainer. After attending a conference on cloud computing in 2009, he knew he wanted to build his career around what was still a very new, emerging technology at the time — and share this transformational knowledge with others. He has spoken to IT professional audiences at local, regional, and national user groups and conferences. He has delivered in-person classroom and virtual training, interactive webinars, and authored video training courses covering many different technologies, including Amazon Web Services. He currently has six active AWS certifications, including certifications at the Professional and Specialty level.