Network Address Management and Auditing at Scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager

Managing, monitoring, and auditing IP address allocation for at-scale networks, as the growth in cloud workloads and connected devices continues at a rapid pace, is a complex, time-consuming, and potentially error-prone task. Traditionally, network administrators have resorted to using combinations of spreadsheets, home-grown tools, and scripts to track address assignments across multiple accounts, virtual private Read more about Network Address Management and Auditing at Scale with Amazon VPC IP Address Manager[…]

New – Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer

If you are a member of your organization’s networking, cloud operations, or security teams, you are going to love this new feature. The new Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer helps you identify network configurations that lead to unintended network access. As you will see in a moment, it will point out ways that you can Read more about New – Amazon VPC Network Access Analyzer[…]

Inspect Subnet to Subnet traffic with Amazon VPC More Specific Routing

Since December 2019, Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) has allowed you to route all ingress traffic (also known as north – south traffic) to a specific network interface. You might use this capability for a number of reasons. For example, to inspect incoming traffic using an intrusion detection system (IDS) appliance or to route ingress Read more about Inspect Subnet to Subnet traffic with Amazon VPC More Specific Routing[…]

Happy 15th Birthday Amazon EC2

Fifteen years ago today I wrote the blog post that launched the Amazon EC2 Beta. As I recall, the launch was imminent for quite some time as we worked to finalize the feature set, the pricing model, and innumerable other details. The launch date was finally chosen and it happened to fall in the middle Read more about Happy 15th Birthday Amazon EC2[…]

Easily Manage Security Group Rules with the New Security Group Rule ID

At AWS, we tirelessly innovate to allow you to focus on your business, not its underlying IT infrastructure. Sometimes we launch a new service or a major capability. Sometimes we focus on details that make your professional life easier. Today, I’m happy to announce one of these small details that makes a difference: VPC security Read more about Easily Manage Security Group Rules with the New Security Group Rule ID[…]

How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall for Amazon VPC

A DNS lookup is typically the starting point for establishing outbound connections within a network. Unwanted direct communication between Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) resources and internet services could be prevented using AWS services like security groups, network access control lists (ACLs) or AWS Network Firewall. These services filter network traffic, but they do not Read more about How to Get Started with Amazon Route 53 Resolver DNS Firewall for Amazon VPC[…]

New – VPC Reachability Analyzer

With Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (VPC), you can launch a logically isolated customer-specific virtual network on the AWS Cloud. As customers expand their footprint on the cloud and deploy increasingly complex network architectures, it can take longer to resolve network connectivity issues caused by misconfiguration. Today, we are happy to announce VPC Reachability Analyzer, a Read more about New – VPC Reachability Analyzer[…]

AWS Network Firewall – New Managed Firewall Service in VPC

Our customers want to have a high availability, scalable firewall service to protect their virtual networks in the cloud. Security is the number one priority of AWS, which has provided various firewall capabilities on AWS that address specific security needs, like Security Groups to protect Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) instances, Network ACLs to protect Read more about AWS Network Firewall – New Managed Firewall Service in VPC[…]

New – Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) for VPC Endpoints

Although chat and messaging applications have been popular, the email has retained its place as a ubiquitous channel with the highest Return on Investment (ROI) because of its low barrier to entry, affordability and ability to target specific recipients. To ensure that organization’s marketing and transactional messages are received by the end customer in a Read more about New – Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) for VPC Endpoints[…]

AWS Firewall Manager Update – Support for VPC Security Groups

I introduced you to AWS Firewall Manager last year, and showed you how you can use it to centrally configure and manage your AWS WAF rules and AWS Shield advanced protections. AWS Firewall Manager makes use of AWS Organizations, and lets you build policies and apply them across multiple AWS accounts in a consistent manner. Read more about AWS Firewall Manager Update – Support for VPC Security Groups[…]