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AWS Launches Network Firewall Managed Security Service

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has released the AWS Network Firewall managed security service for AWS workloads. Multiple cybersecurity technology companies -- including Alert Logic, CrowdStrike, Sumo Logic and  Trend Micro -- are integrating their software with the new AWS service.

AWS Network Firewall automatically scales with network traffic to provide high availability protections without requiring organizations to set up or maintain any underlying infrastructure.

Organizations can establish a Network Firewall in Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) environments via the AWS Console, the company stated. They can define their own custom rules or integrate Network Firewall into their existing security ecosystem by importing rules from AWS Partner Network (APN) security partners.

In addition, Network Firewall provides dynamic packet filtering, intrusion prevention and detection and web filtering capabilities, AWS noted. Network Firewall also allows organizations to monitor firewall activity in real time and automatically send network traffic logs to Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) and Amazon Kinesis Data Firehose.

Introducing AWS Network Firewall Integrations

Network Firewall integrates with AWS Firewall Manager and enables organizations to build policies based on Network Firewall rules, the company said. Organizations can apply those policies across their VPCs and accounts via the AWS Firewall Manager Console and API.

Furthermore, several cybersecurity companies have announced integrations to help organizations incorporate Network Firewall into their existing security workflows for orchestration, automation and threat detection and response. These companies include:

  • Alert Logic: Provides web application threat detection coverage
  • CrowdStrike: Delivers threat intelligence to help organizations defend against network and endpoint attacks
  • Sumo LogicOffers visibility into network traffic and automated threat correlation
  • Trend MicroIntegrates managed threat intelligence feeds from its cloud security solution into Network Firewall

Network Firewall is now available in the US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon) and Europe (Dublin) regions. AWS also expects to offer Network Firewall in other regions and announce new integrations soon.

Dan Kobialka

Dan Kobialka is senior contributing editor, MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E. He covers IT security, IT service provider business strategies and partner programs. Dan holds a M.A. in Print and Multimedia Journalism from Emerson College and a B.A. in English from Bridgewater State University. In his free time, Dan enjoys jogging, traveling, playing sports, touring breweries and watching football.