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AWS WAF and AWS Shield Advanced
Developer Guide (API Version 2015-08-24)

AWS WAF Metrics

The WAF namespace includes the following metrics.

Metric Description

AllowedRequests

The number of allowed web requests.

Reporting criteria: There is a nonzero value

Units: Count

Dimensions: Rule, WebACL

Valid statistics: Sum

BlockedRequests

The number of blocked web requests.

Reporting criteria: There is a nonzero value

Units: Count

Dimensions: Rule, WebACL

Valid statistics: Sum

CountedRequests

The number of counted web requests.

Reporting criteria: There is a nonzero value

A counted web request is one that matches all of the conditions in a particular rule. Counted web requests are typically used for testing.

Units: Count

Dimensions: Rule, WebACL

Valid statistics: Sum