Tag: Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights
You may have encountered a situation in the past where a single user or small subset of users of your system are reporting an event that is impacting their experience, but your observability systems didn’t show any clear impact. The discrepancy between the customer’s experience and the system’s observation of its health is referred to […]
Customers build, deploy, and maintain millions of web applications on AWS and many customers deploy these applications using NGINX. The NGINX application server offers configurability, scalability, and the ability to handle millions of concurrent requests. Web application performance is key in modern enterprise infrastructure and applications. Customers leverage CloudWatch to monitor response times, uptime, and […]
Update April 17 2023 : The Contributor Insights rules provided in this blog post are now natively available in CloudWatch Contributor Insights. This post shows you how to use Amazon CloudWatch features, such as Logs Insights, Contributor Insights, and Metric Filters to analyze AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) logs, create dashboards, and generate alarms. […]
This blog post was contributed by Kanishk Mahajan@AWS; Hashem Raslan, Manager, Engineering@McAfee; Anastasia Zamyshlyaeva, Vice President, Data Engineering@McAfee McAfee, a global leader in online protection security enables home users and businesses to stay ahead of fileless attacks, viruses, malware, and other online threats. McAfee wanted to create a centralized data platform as a single source […]
Contributor Insights is a feature of AWS CloudWatch that can be used to analyze log data to create time series that displays contributor data. This will help you understand who or what is impacting your system and application performance by identifying top talkers, pinpointing outliers, finding the heaviest traffic patterns, and ranking the top system […]
Amazon CloudFront is a fast content delivery network (CDN) service that securely delivers data, videos, applications, and APIs to customers globally with low latency, high transfer speeds, all within a developer-friendly environment. CloudFront standard logs (also known as access logs) give you visibility into requests that are made to a CloudFront distribution. The logs can […]
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 […]
You can use rules in Amazon CloudWatch Contributor Insights to gain security visibility into your VPC flow logs. The rules analyze flow logs in targeted groups in Amazon CloudWatch Logs and display the Top-N contributors for a given log field or combination of log fields. In this post, I’ll show you how to set up CloudWatch Contributor Insight rules for VPC flow logs. I’ll demonstrate how to:
Map the VPC flow log format to rules in Contributor Insights.
Explain how a single rule can be used to monitor many VPC flow logs.
Walk through some sample rules and show them in a CloudWatch dashboard.