AWS Network Firewall vs Gateway Load Balancer

AWS Network Firewall vs Gateway Load Balancer

AWS Network Firewall vs Gateway Load Balancer

AWS Network Firewall

  • AWS Network Firewall is a stateful, fully managed, network firewall and intrusion detection and prevention service (IDS/IPS) for VPCs.
  • Network Firewall scales automatically with the network traffic, without the need for deploying and managing any infrastructure.
  • AWS Network Firewall cost covers
    • an hourly rate for each firewall endpoint,
    • the amount of traffic and data processing charges, billed by the gigabyte, processed by the firewall endpoint,
    • standard AWS data transfer charges for all data transferred via the AWS Network Firewall.

AWS Gateway Load Balancer

  • Gateway Load Balancer helps deploy, scale, and manage virtual appliances, such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems (IDS/IPS), and deep packet inspection systems.
  • is architected to handle millions of requests/second, volatile traffic patterns, and introduces extremely low latency.
  • AWS Gateway Load Balancer cost covers
    • charges for each hour or partial hour that a GWLB is running,
    • the number of Gateway Load Balancer Capacity Units (GLCU) used by Gateway Load Balancer per hour.
    • GWLB uses Gateway Load Balancer Endpoint (GWLBE) to simplify how applications can securely exchange traffic with GWLB across VPC boundaries. GWLBE is priced and billed separately.

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