Appendix G: Collection of Operational Metrics - AWS WAF Security Automations

Appendix G: Collection of Operational Metrics

This solution includes an option to send operational metrics to AWS. We use this data to better understand how customers use this solution and related services and products. When enabled, the following information is collected and sent to AWS during initial deployment of this solution's AWS CloudFormation template:

  • Solution ID: The AWS solution identifier

  • Unique ID (UUID): Randomly generated, unique identifier for each deployment of this solution

  • Timestamp: Data-collection timestamp

  • Solution configuration: Features enabled and parameters set during initial launch

  • Lifecycle: How long the customer used this solution (based on stack delete)

  • Log Parser data:

    • The number of IP addresses in the Scanners and Probes set and the HTTP flood set to block

    • The number of requests processed and blocked

  • IP Lists Parser data:

    • The number of IP addresses in the Reputation Lists set

    • The number of requests processed and blocked

  • Access Handler data:

    • The number of IP addresses in the Bad Bot set

    • The number of requests processed and blocked

Note that AWS will own the data gathered via this survey. Data collection will be subject to the AWS Privacy Policy. To opt out of this feature, modify the AWS CloudFormation template mapping section as follows:

Solution: Data : { SendAnonymousUsageData : "Yes"

to

Solution: Data : { SendAnonymousUsageData : "No"