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WAF Alternatives to forward traffic to CloudFront or ELB

Is it possible to have an EC2 instance using an vendor’s AMI Firewall that forward traffic to amazon cloud front or an Application Load Balancer instead of using WAF?

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I dont think it makes sense to frontend a CDN (cloudFront) with an instance. What you said makes sense for ALB though. I searched for WAF AMIs and found one as below: https://aws.amazon.com/marketplace/pp/B00UAWMZ1U?qid=1515215390934&sr=0-4&ref_=srh_res_product_title

Hi Entrenamientos,

If you check the AWS doco, they have a model of a multi-tier model with a Load Balanced WAF tier in front of a Load Balanced server tier.  If I recall correctly it is in the Security area where they discuss being able to outscale DDoS attacks.

You can certainly use your own solutions, however as a general design principle try to stay with AWS recognized solutions to accelerate delivery, avoid unexpected problems and maximize the opportunity for AWS support and built in automation.

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