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Last week I got asked by a customer what I think about the AWS Firewall and if it would be wise for him to implement it in his environment.
I browsed fast through the various tech documents about it, got initially confused and realised that this is not one of those topics that I was going to understand fast and move on.

I invested more time into it, started reading about rule groups, stateless, statefull rules and … I needed a break. There was surely no quick answer in sight.

Going into the topic even deeper I reached the proverbial French saying “je ne sais quoi”.

Would I implement this firewall in my own environment ?

Then again I’m a perfectionist, always afraid of failing…

I tend to find limitations, restrictions, imperfections and get easily disappointed.

If you want to learn I invite you to join me in this journey :)

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Mihai Tanasescu

All Rounder and Jack of all trades (master of none? :) ).
Sailing the Cloud world with my fantastic team@Aviatrix, former Network, Systems Engineer (Cisco, Juniper, Linux, Openshift, Openstack).
A flavor of Security added to the mix (Offensive Security OSCE).
If there’s anything new and cool, then I like to learn about it. I’m also a fan of deep diving under the hood of a product to see what makes it tick as well as what breaks it.

Solutions Architect @ Aviatrix