Getting started with AWS Shield Advanced - AWS WAF, AWS Firewall Manager, and AWS Shield Advanced

Getting started with AWS Shield Advanced

This tutorial shows you how to get started with AWS Shield Advanced. Shield Advanced provides advanced DDoS detection and mitigation protection for network layer (layer 3), transport layer (layer 4), and application layer (layer 7) attacks.


It's important that you fully configure Shield Advanced prior to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) event. Complete the following steps to help ensure that your application is protected and that you are ready to respond if your application is affected by a DDoS attack.

For best results, perform the following steps in sequence.

When you've completed your Shield Advanced configuration, familiarize yourself with your options for viewing and responding to events at Visibility into DDoS events and Responding to DDoS events.