The differences between Security Groups and NACL’s

The differences between Security Groups and NACL’s

The differences between Security Groups and NACL’s

When you first start out in Amazon Web Services understanding some of the basic concepts can be a little challenging. For instance the difference between Security Group and NACLs is stated below.

The difference between Security Groups and NACLs is that, Security Groups act as a firewall for associated Amazon EC2 instances, controlling both inbound and outbound traffic at the instance level, while ACLs act as a firewall for associated subnets, controlling both inbound and outbound traffic at the subnet level.

If you are new to AWS this statement is possibly a little hard to understand. If so, the following short video from CloudWave will hopefully help clear up any confusion you may have.

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2019-02-04T12:52:16+11:00

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I am a Certified Amazon Web Services Solutions Architect, proficient in most AWS Services. I am passionate about all things cloud and am excited about the possible future that this may bring. The last 8 months I have been working with Amazon Connect and the AWS ecosystem that forms contact centre solutions. This involves designing, building and deploying cutting edge solutions using a variety of Amazon Web Services. I am currently employed as a Cloud Consultant for Cloudwave Australia

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