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

Step 5: Deploy AWS WAF Rules

Several resources are available to help you quickly deploy AWS WAF rules. Consider taking advantage of one or more of the following offerings when creating your initial set of rules:

Security automation templates

AWS provides preconfigured templates that include a set of AWS WAF rules, which you can customize to best fit your needs. These templates are designed to block common web-based attacks such as bad bots, SQL injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), HTTP floods, and known-attacker attacks. In addition to activating Shield Advanced and specifying resources for Shield Advanced protection, you also should use these preconfigured templates.

For more information, see AWS WAF Security Automations. AWS WAF is included with Shield Advanced at no additional cost.

AWS Marketplace rule groups

AWS WAF provides AWS Marketplace rule groups to help you protect your resources. AWS Marketplace rule groups are collections of predefined, ready-to-use rules that are written and updated by AWS and AWS partner companies. For more information, see AWS Marketplace Rule Groups.

AWS WAF for OWASP Top 10 Web Application Vulnerabilities

This document outlines how you can use AWS WAF to mitigate the application vulnerabilities that are defined in the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Top 10 list. This list shows the most common categories of application security flaws. For more information, see AWS WAF Security Automations.

As a final step for getting started with Shield Advanced, review the global threat environment dashboard, as described in Step 6: Monitor the Global Threat Environment Dashboard .