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New Elastic Load Balancer Checks for AWS Trusted Advisor

We’re adding four new checks to AWS Trusted Advisor. As you may know, AWS Trusted Advisor inspects your AWS environment and looks for ways to save money, increase performance & reliability, and to help close security gaps. Today’s checks are for Elastic Load Balancing, with a focus on security and fault tolerance.

Security Checks
The following new checks are designed to help you to improve the security profile of your Elastic Load Balancers:

ELB Listener Security – This check looks for load balancers that do not use recommended security configurations or protocols. It checks to see if the latest version of applicable security policies are in place and verifies that only recommended ciphers and protocols are used.

ELB Security Groups – This check looks for load balancers that do not have a security group, or that have a security group which allows access to ports that are not configured for the load balancer.

Fault Tolerance Checks
The following new checks are designed to help you to make your Elastic Load Balancing configuration more fault tolerant:

Cross-Zone Load Balancing – This check looks for load balancers that do not have cross-zone load balancing enabled. This feature makes it easier for you to deploy and manage applications that run across more than one Availability Zone.

ELB Connection Draining – This check looks for load balancers that do not have connection draining enabled. With this feature enabled, the load balancer will stop sending new requests to instances that are deregistering (in-flight requests will continue to be served).

Available Now
These new checks are available now and you can start to benefit from them today!

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