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ANS-C01: Securing Amazon WorkSpaces Network Access with Gateway Load Balancer VPC Endpoints

Learn how to configure WorkSpaces traffic through isolated firewall appliances using Gateway Load Balancer endpoints between VPCs for added network security controls.

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Question

A company has users who work from home. The company wants to move these users to Amazon WorkSpaces for additional security visibility.

The company has deployed WorkSpaces in its own AWS account in VPC A. A network engineer decides to provide the security visibility by using two firewall appliances behind a Gateway Load Balancer (GWLB). The network engineer provisions another VPC, VPC B, in a separate account and deploys the two firewall appliances in separate Availability Zones.

What should the network engineer do to configure the network connectivity for this solution?

A. Create a GWLB in VPC A with the firewall appliance instances as targets. Use the GWLB to create a GWLB endpoint. Add the AWS principal ARN of the WorkSpaces account to the principal allow list of the GWLB endpoint. In the WorkSpaces account, create a VPC endpoint and specify the service name that the AWS Management Console provides for the GWLB endpoint. Modify the route tables of VPC A to point the default route to the VPC endpoint.
B. Create a GWLB in VPC B with the firewall appliance instances as targets. Use the GWLB to create a GWLB endpoint. Add the AWS principal ARN of the WorkSpaces account to the principal allow list of the GWLB endpoint. In the WorkSpaces account, create a VPC endpoint and specify the service name that the AWS Management Console provides for the GWLB endpoint. Modify the route tables of VPC A to point the default route to the GWLB endpoint.
C. Create a GWLB in VPC B with the firewall appliance instances as targets. Use the GWLB to create a GWLB endpoint. Add the AWS principal ARN of the WorkSpaces account to the principal allow list of the GWLB endpoint. In the WorkSpaces account, create a VPC endpoint and specify the service name that the AWS Management Console provides for the GWLB endpoint. Modify the route tables of VPC A to point the WorkSpaces subnet to the VPC endpoint.
D. Create a GWLB in VPC B with the firewall appliance instances as targets. Use the GWLB to create a GWLB endpoint. Add the AWS principal ARN of the account that contains the firewall appliances to the principal allow list of the GWLB endpoint. In the WorkSpaces account, create a VPC endpoint and specify the service name that the AWS Management Console provides for the GWLB endpoint. Modify the route tables of VPC A to point the default route to the VPC endpoint.

Answer

B. Create a GWLB in VPC B with the firewall appliance instances as targets. Use the GWLB to create a GWLB endpoint. Add the AWS principal ARN of the WorkSpaces account to the principal allow list of the GWLB endpoint. In the WorkSpaces account, create a VPC endpoint and specify the service name that the AWS Management Console provides for the GWLB endpoint. Modify the route tables of VPC A to point the default route to the GWLB endpoint.

Explanation

This option:

  • Deploys the load balancer and firewalls in the isolated VPC B
  • Grants the WorkSpaces account access to the endpoint
  • Routes all traffic from VPC A through the endpoint

Compared to other options:

A/C – Modify default route instead of WorkSpaces subnet route
D – Adds the wrong account principal instead of WorkSpaces

By creating the resources in VPC B and routing VPC A traffic through the endpoint, this isolates and secures the WorkSpaces traffic flow as intended.

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Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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