Posted On: Oct 11, 2017

We are thrilled to announce another way for customers to install the Amazon Inspector agent on their EC2 instances. Customers can now use Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (SSM) Run Command to install the Inspector agent on a single instance or groups of instances. Previously, customers who wanted to install the Amazon Inspector agent on a fleet had to either manually install, or build their own installation script. With this launch, customers can use the AmazonInspector-ManageAWSAgent Systems Manager Document in Run Command. You can target instances you wish to install it on either by using tags or by providing instance ids. As an example, if you wanted to install the agent on all instances in an Inspector assessment target, you can specify the same tags used for creating that assessment target.  

We’re also excited to announce that Amazon Inspector now supports Amazon Linux 2017.09. You can run security assessments using Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE), Amazon Security Best Practices, and Runtime Behavior Analysis against your Amazon Linux 2017.09 instances. 

For more information and details about Amazon Inspector, visit our web site. Need more information? Check out our Quick Start guide and the Getting Started with Amazon Inspector webinar. To learn more about Systems Manager Run Command click here.