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what's the difference between "security groups" and "firewall as a services"?

asked 2015-02-26 07:38:14 -0500

ccebrian gravatar image

why to use both? what about perfomances and scalibilty in each one?

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After working with both (from dashboard) they seem very similar (to me) in features (and similar to IPtables). So what are the differences in: - how they work - the features (I mean what I can do with one and I cannot with the other one) - performances and scalability in each one - Why use both?

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answered 2015-02-26 08:05:30 -0500

updated 2015-02-26 08:06:09 -0500

In my experience, Firewall as a service(FWaaS) has control over router ports but security group brings controler over instance ports directly.

Also security group is Backward compatible with Nova security groups (EC2 & existing nova deployments)

See all snapshots here. These are snapshot of FWaaS service, and how it works.

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