Introduction to AWS WAF, Firewall Manager & Shield

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This lesson explores three AWS services designed to help protect your web applications from external malicious activity. First, we'll take a look at the Web Application Firewall service, or AWS WAF, as it's more commonly known. We'll then cover Firewall Manager, which can be used to help with WAF administration across multiple AWS accounts, before moving on to AWS Shield that be can be used in conjunction with WAF to help protect against Distributed Denial of Service attacks, or DDoS.

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Learning Objectives

  • Learn about AWS WAF and what it does
  • Understand how AWS Firewall Manager can be used to help you control AWS WAF across multiple accounts
  • Learn how AWS Shield is used to protect against Distributed Denial of Service attacks

Intended Audience

This lesson is intended for those who are looking to gain a high-level overview of how these services can be used to help ensure web applications and websites are not compromised or exploited within their environments.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should be familiar with the basic concepts of AWS and its core components, such as EC2 connectivity and configuration.

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