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Category: Amazon CloudWatch

AWS Network Firewall logs are ingested into CloudWatch and analyzed through Contributor Insights and CloudWatch Logs Insights.

Use Contributor Insights to analyze AWS Network Firewall

AWS recently launched AWS Network Firewall, a stateful, managed network firewall that provides intrusion detection and prevention for Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC). In a large-scale enterprise environment, it can be difficult and time-consuming to inspect multiple log groups and log streams. Investigating a security incident across a Network Firewall fleet that spans different VPCs […]

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Multi-step API monitoring using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

As customers add more applications, the number of APIs and webpages increase exponentially. The new multi-step HTTP monitoring in Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics offers visibility and helps you proactively solve problems. It helps engineering teams monitor their APIs 24/7 using flexible scripts so that they can maintain SLA compliance. In this post, we show you how […]

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AWS Config

Using AWS Config custom resources to track any resource on AWS

AWS Config is a powerful service you can use to track infrastructure resources and simplify compliance. AWS Config continuously monitors and records your resource configurations. It also allows you to use AWS Config rules to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired state. You can use its remediation actions to address noncompliant resources and […]

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Customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone – Part 2

In part 1 of this series, I cover how to customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications using CloudWatch Events rule. For more information, see the Customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone – Part 1 blog post. In this part, I walk through the process of using Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) […]

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Customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone – Part 1

This two-part series discusses how to customize Amazon CloudWatch alarm notifications to your local time zone. Part 1 covers customizing using CloudWatch Events rule. Part 2 covers customizing using Amazon SNS. You can use Amazon CloudWatch to set alarms and automate actions based on predefined thresholds or machine learning algorithms that identify anomalous behavior in […]

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Using AWS Service Catalog and the AWS Service Management Connector for ServiceNow to deliver infrastructure in AMS-governed environments

AWS Managed Services (AMS) operates AWS on your behalf, providing a secure and compliant , a proven enterprise operating model, ongoing cost optimization, and day-to-day infrastructure management. AMS provides a secure and efficient means to make controlled changes to your infrastructure to ensure compliance. Changes are approved and automated through its approval engine. You can […]

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Using Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics to find broken links on your website

Most businesses and professionals build and maintain websites to bring visibility and credibility to their work. These websites often act as a medium for messaging. They shape the online perception of the business. When links on a website are broken, users get frustrated. If they cannot access the information they need, they might take their […]

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Using environment variables with Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics

With the increase in online traffic, organizations have prioritized the continuous monitoring of their applications so that they can detect issues before they cause widespread problems. Canaries emulate a user flow, making it possible for organizations to proactively catch errors thereby ensuring a good customer experience. Amazon CloudWatch Synthetics allows you to create canaries to […]

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Architecture diagram with icons representing the AWS services and their relationships for the CloudWatchAutoAlarms Lambda function

Use tags to create and maintain Amazon CloudWatch alarms for Amazon EC2 instances (Part 1)

This blog post is the first in a two-part series. I walk you through a solution to automatically create and enforce a standard set of Amazon CloudWatch metric alarms for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud  (Amazon EC2) instances by using Amazon EC2 instance tags. Creating and configuring a standard set of CloudWatch alarms for a large […]

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Use tags to create and maintain Amazon CloudWatch alarms for Amazon EC2 instances (Part 2)

This blog post is the second in a two-part series. Part one of this blog post showed how to deploy and configure the CloudWatchAutoAlarms Lambda function to create a default alarm set and custom alarms for your Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances using EC2 instance tags. In this post, I show how you […]

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