Complexities of AWS Security Groups in a Container World

Updated: Mar 10

Do you feel AWS security groups are hard to implement? Are you tired of reconfiguring IP addresses in security groups whenever workloads get restarted or redeployed? You are not alone.

Problems with AWS security groups include:

  • Policies are based on a whitelist model. If the policies are too tight applications break, but if policies are too loose security risk increases.

  • Policies are stateful and configured based on IP, port, protocol (both ingress and egress). This makes it cumbersome, especially in cloud-native deployments where workloads are voluminous and ephemeral.


Do you think you have a good AWS posture? Do you think you have tight security? Let us run a quick security audit with our security group tool. Based on the outcome we can show share some best practices with your team.


At Araali, we are helping multiple customers facing these issues get out of this rut. Our security paradigm is easier to implement and manage since it is independent of IP addresses, ports, and protocols. It is a win-win for both Security and DevOps teams since our solution:

  • Lowers the total cost of ownership (TCO) of writing and maintaining policies

  • Reduces complexity

  • Improves security posture

This enables our friends in Security to sleep well at night without worrying about another breach. Contact us at support@araalinetworks.com to schedule a demo.

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