Announcing AWS Shield – Protect Web Applications from DDoS Attacks

AWS Shield is a managed DDoS protection service. With AWS Shield, you can help protect Amazon CloudFront, Elastic Load Balancing, and Amazon Route 53 resources from DDoS attacks. In addition to introducing AWS Shield, this session presents some of the things we do behind the scenes to detect and mitigate Layer 3/4 network attacks and highlights ways you can use this new service to protect against Layer 7 application attacks.

Learning Objectives:
• Learn about the different types of DDoS protections AWS Shield offers
• Understand the difference between the Standard and Advanced tiers
• Hear how AWS WAF works with AWS Shield to provide a strong defense against DDoS attacks
• Learn how to get started with AWS Shield

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