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What is AWS Shield?

AWS Shield is a managed Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) protection service that safeguards web applications running on AWS. AWS Shield provides always-on detection and automatic inline mitigations that minimize application downtime and latency, so there is no need to engage AWS Support to benefit from DDoS protection.
AWS Shield is a tool in the Security category of a tech stack.

Who uses AWS Shield?

Companies
4 companies reportedly use AWS Shield in their tech stacks, including Ebury, PurpleYo, and service-hm.

Developers
7 developers on StackShare have stated that they use AWS Shield.

Why developers like AWS Shield?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use AWS Shield
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AWS Shield Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to AWS Shield?
AWS WAF
AWS WAF is a web application firewall that helps protect your web applications from common web exploits that could affect application availability, compromise security, or consume excessive resources.
CloudFlare
Cloudflare speeds up and protects millions of websites, APIs, SaaS services, and other properties connected to the Internet.
Akamai
If you've ever shopped online, downloaded music, watched a web video or connected to work remotely, you've probably used Akamai's cloud platform. Akamai helps businesses connect the hyperconnected, empowering them to transform and reinvent their business online. We remove the complexities of technology, so you can focus on driving your business faster forward.
OpenSSL
It is a robust, commercial-grade, and full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocols. It is also a general-purpose cryptography library.
Let's Encrypt
It is a free, automated, and open certificate authority brought to you by the non-profit Internet Security Research Group (ISRG).
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AWS Shield's Followers
18 developers follow AWS Shield to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
Doug Bromley
Arun Kumar
Amit Kumar
Mahendra Bajpai
Corey Quinn
Tom Townsend
Bryan "BJ" Hoffpauir, Jr.
Mike Joyce
Aaron Walker
Diego de Oliveira dos Santos