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Alternatives to AWS Shield

AWS WAF, CloudFlare, Akamai, OpenSSL, and Let's Encrypt are the most popular alternatives and competitors to AWS Shield.
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What is AWS Shield and what are its top alternatives?

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.

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AWS WAF logo

AWS WAF

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Control which traffic to allow or block to your web application by defining customizable web security rules
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    CloudFlare logo

    CloudFlare

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    Code Climate
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    #Webpack
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    When I first built my portfolio I used GitHub for the source control and deployed directly to Netlify on a push to master. This was a perfect setup, I didn't need any knowledge about #DevOps or anything, it was all just done for me.

    One of the issues I had with Netlify was I wanted to gzip my JavaScript files, I had this setup in my #Webpack file, however Netlify didn't offer an easy way to set this.

    Over the weekend I decided I wanted to know more about how #DevOps worked so I decided to switch from Netlify to Amazon S3. Instead of creating any #Git Webhooks I decided to use Buddy for my pipeline and to run commands. Buddy is a fantastic tool, very easy to setup builds, copying the files to my Amazon S3 bucket, then running some #AWS console commands to set the content-encoding of the JavaScript files. - Buddy is also free if you only have a few pipelines, so I didn't need to pay anything 馃馃徎.

    When I made these changes I also wanted to monitor my code, and make sure I was keeping up with the best practices so I implemented Code Climate to look over my code and tell me where there code smells, issues, and other issues I've been super happy with it so far, on the free tier so its also free.

    I did plan on using Amazon CloudFront for my SSL and cacheing, however it was overly complex to setup and it costs money. So I decided to go with the free tier of CloudFlare and it is amazing, best choice I've made for caching / SSL in a long time.

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    Johnny Bell
    Johnny Bell
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    I recently moved my portfolio to Amazon S3 and I needed a new way to cache and SSL my site as Amazon S3 does not come with this right out of the box. I tried Amazon CloudFront as I was already on Amazon S3 I thought this would be super easy and straight forward to setup... It was not, I was unable to get this working even though I followed all the online steps and even reached out for help to Amazon.

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    Akamai logo

    Akamai

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    The leading platform for cloud, mobile, media and security across any device, anywhere.
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      OpenSSL logo

      OpenSSL

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      Full-featured toolkit for the Transport Layer Security and Secure Sockets Layer protocols
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        Let's Encrypt logo

        Let's Encrypt

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        Ensighten logo

        Ensighten

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        Cybersecurity solution providing client-side protection
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          Spring Security logo

          Spring Security

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            Authy logo

            Authy

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            The easiest way to add Two-Factor Authentication to any website or app.
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            OpenSSH logo

            OpenSSH

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            Free suite of tools that help secure your network connections
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              Castle logo

              Castle

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              Track security events or any unstructured data from your web backend or mobile app, and Castle will look...
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                Google reCaptcha

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                A free service that protects your website from spam and abuse
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                  pfSense logo

                  pfSense

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                  An open source firewall/router computer software distribution
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                    Detectify logo

                    Detectify

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                    Simulate automated hacker attacks on your website
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                    Fail2ban logo

                    Fail2ban

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                    An intrusion prevention software framework
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                      Duo Security logo

                      Duo Security

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                      Verifies the identity of your users with two-factor authentication
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                        Ossec logo

                        Ossec

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                        A Host-based Intrusion Detection System
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                          Tinfoil Security logo

                          Tinfoil Security

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                          Routine scans of your website鈥檚 security health and vulnerabilities
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                            Checkmarx logo

                            Checkmarx

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                            Unify your application security into a single platform
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                              Cilium

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                              API-aware networking and security for containers
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