AWS Network Firewall


AWS Network Firewall is a stateful, service that allows customers to filter traffic at the perimeter of their VPC.

Enable this integration to see all of your AWS Network Firewall metrics in Datadog.



If you haven’t already, set up the Amazon Web Services integration first.

Metric collection

  1. In the AWS integration page, ensure that Network Firewall is enabled under the Metric Collection tab.

  2. Install the Datadog - AWS Network Firewall integration.

Log collection

Enable logging

Configure AWS Network Firewall to send logs either to a S3 bucket or to CloudWatch.

Note: If you log to a S3 bucket, make sure that amazon_network_firewall is set as Target prefix.

Send logs to Datadog

  1. If you haven’t already, set up the Datadog Forwarder Lambda function.

  2. Once the Lambda function is installed, manually add a trigger on the S3 bucket or CloudWatch log group that contains your AWS Network Firewall logs in the AWS console:

Data Collected


The number of packets dropped by a firewall rule.
Shown as packet
The number of packets forwarded on by the firewall.
Shown as packet
The number of packets received by the firewall.
Shown as packet

Each of the metrics retrieved from AWS are assigned the same tags that appear in the AWS console, including but not limited to host name, security-groups, and more.


The AWS Network Firewall integration does not include any events.

Service Checks

The AWS Network Firewall integration does not include any service checks.


Need help? Contact Datadog support.

Further Reading

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