Starting today, you can now use AWS Shield Advanced to get higher levels of protection for your applications running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) or Network Load Balancer (NLB) against Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Simply enable AWS Shield Advanced on an AWS Elastic IP address attached to an internet-facing EC2 instance or NLB. AWS Shield Advanced will automatically detect the type of AWS resource behind the Elastic IP address and apply the relevant DDoS protections.