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

Getting started with AWS Shield Advanced

This tutorial walks you through getting 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.

For more information about Shield Advanced, see AWS Shield Advanced overview.


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.

Perform the following steps in sequence.