AWS Firewall Manager

AWS Firewall Manager simplifies your AWS WAF administration and maintenance tasks across multiple accounts and resources. With Firewall Manager, you set up your firewall rules just once. The service automatically applies your rules across your accounts and resources, even as you add new resources.

Firewall Manager provides these benefits: Helps to protect resources across accounts Helps to protect all resources of a particular type, such as all Amazon CloudFront distributions Helps to protect all resources with specific tags Automatically adds protection to resources that are added to your account Lets you use your own custom rules, or purchase managed rules from AWS Marketplace

Topics

  • AWS Firewall Manager Pricing
  • AWS Firewall Manager Prerequisites
  • Getting Started with AWS Firewall Manager
  • Working with Rule Groups
  • Working with AWS Firewall Manager Policies
  • Viewing Resource Compliance with a Policy
  • Designating a Different Account as the AWS Firewall Manager Administrator Account

AWS Firewall Manager Pricing

AWS Firewall Manager incurs charges for AWS WAF web ACLs and rules that you create, along with charges for some related services. For more information, see AWS Firewall Manager Pricing.

AWS Firewall Manager Prerequisites

This topic shows you how to prepare your account to use AWS Firewall Manager. Before you use Firewall Manager for the first time, perform all the following steps in sequence. Topics: Step 1: Join AWS Organizations Step 2: Set the AWS Firewall Manager Administrator Account Step 3: Enable AWS Config

Getting Started with AWS Firewall Manager

This topic shows you how to get started with AWS Firewall Manager. Perform the following steps in sequence. Topics: Step 1: Complete the Prerequisites Step 2: Create Rules Step 3: Create a Rule Group Step 4: Create and Apply an AWS Firewall Manager Policy

Working with Rule Groups

A rule group is a set of rules that you add to a web ACL or an AWS Firewall Manager policy. You can create your own rule group, or you can purchase a managed rule group from AWS Marketplace. For more information, see AWS Marketplace Rule Groups. Important If you want to add an AWS Marketplace rule group to your policy, each account in your organization must first subscribe to that rule group. After all accounts have subscribed, you can then add the rule group to a policy. For more information, see AWS Marketplace Rule Groups.

Working with AWS Firewall Manager Policies

An AWS Firewall Manager policy contains the rule group that you want to apply to your resources. A rule group is a set of rules, and each rule includes conditions that you specify. You can apply only one rule group to a policy, but you can apply the same rule group to multiple policies.

Viewing Resource Compliance with a Policy

You can check to see what resources an AWS Firewall Manager policy is being applied to. To check what resources a Firewall Manager policy is being applied to (console) Sign in to the AWS Management Console using the AWS Firewall Manager administrator account that you set up in the prerequisites, and then open the Firewall Manager console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/waf/fms. Note For information about setting up a Firewall Manager administrator account, see Step 2: Set the AWS Firewall Manager Administrator Account. In the navigation pane, choose Security policies. Choose a policy. Firewall Manager lists each account in the organization and shows the status. A Compliant status indicates that the policy has been applied to all applicable resources in the account. A Noncompliant status indicates that the policy is not applied to all resources in the account. Choose an account. Firewall Manager lists each resource in the account and shows the status. A Compliant status indicates that the policy is applied to the resource. A Noncompliant status indicates that the policy is not applied to the resource. Firewall Manager lists up to 100 noncompliant resources.

Designating a Different Account as the AWS Firewall Manager Administrator Account

To use AWS Firewall Manager, you must log in to the console with a Firewall Manager administrator account. You can designate only one account in an organization as a Firewall Manager administrator account. It can be an AWS Organizations master account or a member account. To set up an administrator account for the first time, see Step 2: Set the AWS Firewall Manager Administrator Account.

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