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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
8 companies reportedly use AWS Shield in their tech stacks, including Ebury, All, and UniFa Inc..

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

AWS Shield's Features

  • Seamless integration and deployment
  • Customizable protection
  • Managed Protection and Attack Visibility
  • Cost Efficient

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.
Incapsula
Through an application-aware, global content delivery network (CDN), Incapsula provides any website and web application with best-of-breed security, DDoS protection, load balancing and failover solutions.
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.
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AWS Shield's Followers
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