Cloud Security & Operations Learning Center

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Monitoring and Troubleshooting AWS Cloud

Amazon CloudWatch allows the collection and tracking of various metrics. A metric is a time-ordered set of data points that are made available to CloudWatch by other AWS service.

What is Site to Cloud VPN?

A common solution to most security threats is a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN allows a user to access the internal resources of the company from an external network such as the Internet. This allows users to access internal resources in a secure manner.

What Do Egress and Ingress Mean in the Cloud?

Egress in the world of networking implies traffic that exits an entity or a network boundary, while Ingress is traffic that enters the boundary of a network. While in service provider types of the network this is pretty clear, in the case of datacenter or cloud it is slightly different.

What is the AWS Console?

For quite a long time, system/application scientists have looked for various ways to create and deploy sophisticated infrastructure or applications that provide highly scalable, all-around web-based services. And to a large extent, they have been able to succeed with the creation of web-based services like Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Why Use Egress Filtering?

Outbound or Egress controls prevent unauthorized access by internal resources to possibly dangerous endpoints out there in the wilds of the internet. A properly secured VPC will ensure that only trusted sites are accessible, thus reducing the risk of your digital services interacting with any unsavory entities as well as preventing any possible infections that may have occurred within your servers from dialing home to their command-and-control locations.

What does AWS Networking Services Offer?

AWS is an acronym for Amazon Web Services. It is a cloud computing empire that leverages cloud-based services to provide flexible virtual infrastructure for its customers.

What are Security Groups in AWS?

A security group is an AWS firewall solution that performs one primary function: to filter incoming and outgoing traffic from an EC2 instance. It accomplishes this filtering function at the TCP and IP layers, via their respective ports, and source/destination IP addresses.