Understanding Rules and Rule Groups

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The AWS Web Application Firewall Service, more commonly known as AWS WAF, is designed to help protect your web applications from external malicious activity. This lesson looks at the basics of the service before moving on to look at its components, followed by a demonstration of its configuration.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what AWS WAF is and what it does
  • Understand the different components that make up the AWS WAF Service
  • Learn how to create and configure an AWS Web ACL that is associated with an Amazon CloudFront Distribution

Intended Audience

  • Security architects
  • Technical engineers
  • Website administrators
  • Anyone who requires a deeper understanding of the WAF service in preparation for an AWS certification


To get the most out of this lesson, it would be beneficial to have an understanding of Amazon CloudFront and some basic IT security knowledge.

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