Using AWS Network Firewalls to Secure Your VPCs

In this course, you will learn how to use AWS Network Firewalls to secure your VPCs.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand what an AWS Network Firewall is
  • Learn the differences between Network Access Control List, Security Groups, and an AWS Network Firewall
  • Understand the options for deploying AWS Network Firewalls from Distributed, Centralized, and a combination of both
  • Learn how to centrally manage all AWS Network Firewalls using AWS Firewall Manager

Intended Audience

If you’re a Solution Architect, Cloud Engineer with a huge passion for learning new or existing features around AWS, then this course is for you.


  • Have prior AWS Console knowledge
  • Understand what a network firewall is
  • Basic understanding of how firewall rules work

In this course, you'll learn about AWS Network Firewalls. I'll explain what an AWS Network Firewall is, how it works, and the features associated with them, the best way or method to use them in securing your VPC or VPCs, a comparison using network access control lists versus AWS Network Firewall. And not to mention, we need to touch on security groups plus the different types of deployment models available for an AWS Network Firewall and when to implement AWS Firewall Manager. Hi, I'm Jon Myer, and I'll be your trainer for this course. Feel free to follow me on social media, LinkedIn, Twitter. Who should attend this course?

If you're a solutions architect, cloud engineer with a huge passion for learning new or existing features around AWS, then this course is for you. What are our learning objectives?

In this course, we'll help you understand what is an AWS Network Firewall, the features natively provided by AWS, the differences between network access control lists, security groups, and AWS Network Firewall. You'll also understand the options for deploying an AWS Network Firewall from distributed, centralized, and a combination of both, plus how to centrally manage all AWS Network Firewalls using AWS Firewall Manager. Time to get some of those prerequisites out of the way. You should have prior AWS Console knowledge, understand what a network firewall is, and the basic understanding of how firewall rules work. Feedback on our courses here at Cloud Academy is valuable to both us as trainers and any students looking to take the same course in the future. If you have any feedback, positive or negative, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact

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About the Author

Jon Myer, ex-amazonian and a Chief Evangelist at nOps. His passion for technology and creating content to educate others has evolved over the years.
He's also the host and creator behind the "Jon Myer Podcast" as a professional storyteller and podcaster, helping others bring their stories to life.