Posted On: Aug 13, 2018

Amazon Inspector expands Center for Internet Security's CIS Benchmarks support for Amazon Linux (v2018.03 and earlier), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v6 and 7), CentOS Linux (v6 and 7), and Ubuntu Linux (v14.04 and 16.04). You can now run Inspector CIS assessments on these Linux distributions to check the configuration of your Amazon EC2 instances against the security configuration best practices developed by CIS.  

CIS Benchmarks are host hardening guidelines designed to safeguard your Amazon EC2 instance by improving your security posture. The findings generated by an Inspector assessment with the CIS Benchmark rules package detail the guidance and steps needed to reduce vulnerabilities, like insecure configurations and weak password policies. With the recently released one-step setup process for Inspector, you can get started even faster than before and easily run a single security assessment with both CIS and Common Vulnerability and Exposures (CVE) rules packages. For one price, you receive the information you need to both harden and patch your hosts based on one run’s findings. Amazon Inspector charges per agent-assessment, regardless of the number of rules packages you include in your assessment run.

Amazon Inspector is available in US East (Northern Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Northern California), US West (Oregon), AWS GovCloud (US), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo).

To learn more about Amazon Inspector or to start your free trial, please visit Amazon Inspector.