What is AWS WAF?

AWS WAF is a web application firewall (WAF) service designed to protect against web attacks and keeps your website secure. It helps protect your web applications from several attacks. You can also use AWS WAF to enforce custom security policies to allow some traffic while blocking others.

AWS WAF Classic

AWS WAF Classic protects from common attacks like SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), and cross-site request forgery (CSRF). You can also use it to block common malicious URLs, IP addresses, and domains.

What does it do?

It analyzes inbound and outbound HTTP requests to detect and block malicious requests before reaching your web applications. The service uses a combination of rules and machine learning to determine whether an HTTP request is potentially harmful or not.

Why don’t we keep building our web application firewall?

Building your own WAF is hard! It requires significant time and effort to build a complex solution that works well enough for most people. AWS WAF has been designed from the ground up to be easy and efficient for developers to use, so you can focus on building your apps instead of building security infrastructure.

What are some of the benefits of using AWS WAF?

There are several reasons why you might choose to use AWS WAF. Some of these include:

Why would someone be technically inclined to love AWS WAF?

If you have a team of engineers and security professionals interested in learning how to secure their web applications, then AWS WAF could be a good fit for you. The service provides easy-to-use and configured rules that will help protect your applications from common web application vulnerabilities. You can also easily automate the creation of new rule sets based on specific events or requests.

What happens if I start with AWS WAF and then decide it’s not for me?

AWS WAF offers a free tier to test out the service before making any commitments. This way, even if you decide it’s not for you after testing out the free tier, it won’t cost you anything!

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