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Security in your use of the Amazon Firewall Manager service

Cloud security at Amazon is the highest priority. As an Amazon customer, you benefit from a data center and network architecture that is built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.


This section provides standard Amazon security guidance for your use of the Amazon Firewall Manager service and its Amazon resources, such as Firewall Manager Network Firewall policies and security group policies.

For information about protecting your Amazon resources using Firewall Manager, see the rest of the Firewall Manager guide.

Security is a shared responsibility between Amazon and you. The shared responsibility model describes this as security of the cloud and security in the cloud:

  • Security of the cloud – Amazon is responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs Amazon services in the Amazon Web Services Cloud. Amazon also provides you with services that you can use securely. The effectiveness of our security is regularly tested and verified by third-party auditors as part of the Amazon compliance programs. To learn about the compliance programs that apply to Firewall Manager, see Amazon Services in Scope by Compliance Program.

  • Security in the cloud – Your responsibility is determined by the Amazon service that you use. You are also responsible for other factors including the sensitivity of your data, your organization’s requirements, and applicable laws and regulations.

This documentation helps you understand how to apply the shared responsibility model when using Firewall Manager. The following topics show you how to configure Firewall Manager to meet your security and compliance objectives. You also learn how to use other Amazon services that help you to monitor and secure your Firewall Manager resources.