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Amazon Macie vs AWS WAF: What are the differences?

Developers describe Amazon Macie as "Automatically Discover, Classify, and Secure Content at Scale". Amazon Macie is a security service that uses machine learning to automatically discover, classify, and protect sensitive data in AWS. Amazon Macie recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides you with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved. On the other hand, AWS WAF is detailed as "Control which traffic to allow or block to your web application by defining customizable web security rules". 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.

Amazon Macie and AWS WAF belong to "Security" category of the tech stack.

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What is Amazon Macie?

Amazon Macie is a security service that uses machine learning to automatically discover, classify, and protect sensitive data in AWS. Amazon Macie recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property, and provides you with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved.

What is 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.

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