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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By : Yohan Wadia
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AWS Administration - The Definitive Guide - Second Edition

By: Yohan Wadia

Overview of this book

Many businesses are moving from traditional data centers to AWS because of its reliability, vast service offerings, lower costs, and high rate of innovation. AWS can be used to accomplish a variety of both simple and tedious tasks. Whether you are a seasoned system admin or a rookie, this book will help you to learn all the skills you need to work with the AWS cloud. This book guides you through some of the most popular AWS services, such as EC2, Elastic Beanstalk, EFS, CloudTrail, Redshift, EMR, Data Pipeline, and IoT using a simple, real-world, application-hosting example. This book will also enhance your application delivery skills with the latest AWS services, such as CodeCommit, CodeDeploy, and CodePipeline, to provide continuous delivery and deployment, while also securing and monitoring your environment's workflow. Each chapter is designed to provide you with maximal information about each AWS service, coupled with easy to follow, hands-on steps, best practices, tips, and recommendations. By the end of the book, you will be able to create a highly secure, fault-tolerant, and scalable environment for your applications to run on.
Table of Contents (17 chapters)
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Introducing AWS Web Application Firewall

Security has always been, and always will be, a key concern for a lot of organizations that run their workloads and applications on the cloud. That is precisely why AWS offers a wide assortment of managed services that you, as a cloud administrator, should leverage in order to protect and safeguard your workloads from any compromises or threats. In this section, we are going to explore one such simple, yet really powerful, service, called AWS WAF, or Web Application Firewall.

AWS WAF is basically a firewall that helps you to protect your internet-facing applications from common web-based threats and exploits. It is basically a service that enables you to specify a set of web security rules or ACLs that can allow or restrict a certain type of web traffic across Amazon CloudFront as well as the Application Load Balancer (ALB). As of now, WAF can be used to create customized rules that can safeguard your applications against attacks, such as SQL injections...