Amazon Inspector Documentation

Amazon Inspector is a security assessment service that can help you improve the security and compliance of applications you deploy on AWS. Amazon Inspector is designed to assess applications for exposure, vulnerabilities, and deviations from best practices. After performing an assessment, Amazon Inspector produces a list of security findings prioritized by level of severity. You can review these findings directly or as part of detailed assessment reports which are available via the Amazon Inspector console or API.

Amazon Inspector security assessments help you check for unintended network accessibility of your Amazon EC2 instances and for vulnerabilities on those EC2 instances. Amazon Inspector assessments are offered to you as pre-defined rules packages mapped to common security best practices and vulnerability definitions. Examples of built-in rules include checking for access to your EC2 instances from the internet, remote root login being enabled, or vulnerable software versions installed. These rules are periodically updated by AWS security researchers.

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