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 using the Shield Advanced console.


Shield Advanced requires a subscription, while AWS Shield Standard does not. The protections provided by Shield Standard are available free of charge to all AWS customers.

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.

The AWS technical community has published information about an example one-click option for using AWS CloudFormation and AWS Firewall Manager to configure Shield Advanced. You can use Firewall Manager if your accounts are part of an organization in AWS Organizations and if you're protecting any resource types except for Amazon RouteĀ 53 or AWS Global Accelerator. To explore this option, see the tutorial at One-click deployment of Shield Advanced.


It's important that you fully configure Shield Advanced prior to a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) event. Complete the configuration 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.