Amazon Shield Advanced mitigation logic for Elastic IPs - Amazon WAF, Amazon Firewall Manager, and Amazon Shield Advanced
Services or capabilities described in Amazon Web Services documentation might vary by Region. To see the differences applicable to the China Regions, see Getting Started with Amazon Web Services in China (PDF).

Amazon Shield Advanced mitigation logic for Elastic IPs

When you protect an Elastic IP (EIP) with Amazon Shield Advanced, Shield Advanced enhances the mitigations that Shield places during a DDoS event. Shield Advanced DDoS mitigation systems replicate the Network ACL (NACL) configuration for the public subnet to which the EIP is associated. For example, if your NACL is configured to block all UDP traffic, Shield Advanced merges that rule into the mitigations that Shield places.

This additional functionality can help you to avoid availability risks due to traffic that's not valid for your application. You can also use NACLs to block individual source IP addresses or source IP address CIDR ranges. This can be a useful mitigation tool for DDoS attacks that aren't distributed. It also lets you easily manage your own allow lists or to block IP addresses that shouldn't communicate with your application, without relying on intervention by Amazon engineers.