Posted On: Oct 25, 2018

Starting today, AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory, also known as AWS Managed Microsoft AD, makes it easier for you to monitor and analyze security events of your directory. Now, you can forward security event logs from your directory to Amazon CloudWatch Logs. This helps you to meet your security monitoring, audit, and log retention policy requirements by providing transparency of the security events in your directory. 

Amazon CloudWatch Logs also enables you to forward these events to other AWS accounts, AWS services, or third party applications. This makes it easier for you to centrally monitor and configure alerts to detect and respond proactively to unusual activities near real time. 

This new feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS Managed Microsoft AD is offered. To learn how to enable log forwarding, see the AWS Directory Service documentation.