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AWS WAF Cloud Security Monitoring and Analytics

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AWS WAF (web application firewall) data is a rich source of security findings, as it allows you to monitor the HTTP and HTTPS requests that are forwarded to CloudFront and let you control overall access to your content. Each dashboard within this application takes a different lens on AWS WAF data, from traffic patterns to threat intelligence, allowing you to truly identify the needles in the haystack that drives critical security concerns within your AWS infrastructure.

Collecting Logs for AWS WAF Security Analytics

To configure Collection for AWS WAF App, follow the instructions from Collecting Logs for the AWS WAF App.

Installing the AWS WAF Security Analytics App

Now that you have set up collection for AWS WAF, install the Sumo Logic App for AWS WAF to use the pre-configured searches and dashboards.

To install the app:

  1. Select App Catalog.
  2. In the Search Apps field, search for and then select your app.
  3. Optionally, you can scroll down to preview the dashboards included with the app. Then, click Install App (sometimes this button says Add Integration).

    If your app has multiple versions, you'll need to select the version of the service you're using before installation.

  4. On the next configuration page, under Select Data Source for your App, complete the following fields:
    • Data Source. Select one of the following options:
      • Choose Source Category and select a source category from the list; or
      • Choose Enter a Custom Data Filter, and enter a custom source category beginning with an underscore. For example, _sourceCategory=MyCategory.
    • Folder Name. You can retain the existing name or enter a custom name of your choice for the app.
    • All Folders (optional). Default location is the Personal folder in your Library. If desired, you can choose a different location and/or click New Folder to add it to a new folder.
  5. Click Next.
  6. Look for the dialog confirming that your app was installed successfully.

Once an app is installed, it will appear in your Personal folder or the folder that you specified. From here, you can share it with other users in your organization. Dashboard panels will automatically start to fill with data matching the time range query received since you created the panel. Results won't be available immediately, but within about 20 minutes, you'll see completed graphs and maps.

Viewing AWS WAF Security Monitoring Dashboards

AWS WAF - Security Monitoring - Overview

See an overview of threats detected and traffic passing through AWS WAF.

AWS WAF dashboards

Traffic Map. Geolocation heat map of inbound and outbound traffic passing through the WAF.

Traffic Trend. Line chart comparing the volume of blocked and allowed connections.

IP Count. Line chart of unique IP addresses connecting over time.

URI Hits. Table of directory and file paths connected to sorted by frequency.

All Traffic by Rule Type. Column chart of connections by WAF rule type.

HTTP Versions. Donut chart showing the total number of connections broken down by HTTP versions.

All Traffic by Rule ID. Table showing connections sorted by most frequent rule ID.

HTTP Methods. Donut chart showing the total number of connections broken down by HTTP methods.

AWS WAF - Security Analytics - Traffic

See details of threats allowed and blocked by AWS WAF.

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Traffic by Geographic Location. Each section contains the same panels with the only difference being traffic allowed or blocked.

Traffic by Location. Geolocation heatmap of locations. Zoom into the map for additional details of the location.

Traffic by Country. Column chart of connections by country over time. Multiple countries can be selected by clicking on one or more countries in the legend at the bottom.

Anomalies Within Traffic. Line chart of connections over time. The grey thresholds show three standard deviations based on the last ten means. Pink triangles show values outside the thresholds that represent anomalies.

Traffic by Rule Type. Donut chart of connections broken down by rule type.

Traffic by Rule ID. A table detailing rule IDs of connections sorted by frequency.

AWS WAF - Security Analytics - Threat Intelligence

See details of allowed and blocked AWS WAF traffic that matches the built-in Sumo Logic threat IP list.

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Unique Threats Map. Geolocation heatmap of connection locations.

Threats Trend. Line chart of connections over time.

Threats by Actors. Donut chart showing the ratios of connections attributed to particular threat actor groups.

Traffic by Threat Confidence. Donut chart showing the ratios of connections broken down by confidence levels.

Threat Breakdown by Sources. Donut chart showing the ratios of connections broken down by source categories.

Traffic by Malicious IPs. Table showing details of connections keyed off of remote IP address.

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