Configuration, compliance, and auditing

Audit and remediate your resource configurations

With AWS, you can improve business agility while maintaining governance control. AWS provides a configuration, compliance, and auditing solution so you can securely govern your resources at scale. Use AWS configuration tracking and API audit tools to gain visibility into your organization's resource configurations, on AWS, on-premises, or on other clouds.

“We need an infrastructure-wide inventory of our AWS resources to answer questions like ‘which resources do we have deployed?’, ‘where are they deployed?’, ‘how are they configured?’, ‘which changes were made?’, ‘when did the change occur?’, and ‘who made the change?’”

Mike Grima, Cloud Infrastructure Security, Netflix

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Gain visibility into your API activity

As your AWS footprint grows and becomes more complex, you need to audit your resources to see who created which resources and when. Use AWS CloudTrail to continuously log, monitor, and retain API activity related to actions across your company’s AWS infrastructure.

Configure your resources easily at scale

As you configure your organization’s resources at scale, you need to do so according to your organization’s policies. With AWS Config, you obtain a resource inventory and a configuration history. With this visibility, you can understand how certain resources depend on one another, and ensure your resources on AWS, on premises, or on other clouds are configured properly.

Audit and remediate your configurations

Once you establish proper configurations, you want to be able to easily audit and manage them. If errors are detected, you need an efficient way to make the appropriate changes. Use AWS Config and AWS CloudTrail to create rules that reflect your organization’s policies and use machine learning driven anomaly detection to detect errors and to remediate changes against those rules.

AWS Management and Governance services

In the past, organizations have had to choose between innovating faster and maintaining control over cost, compliance, and security. With AWS Management and Governance services, you don’t have to choose between innovation and control—you can have both. With AWS, you can enable, provision, and operate your environment for both business agility and governance control.

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Discover other use cases for managing and governing in AWS

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Monitoring and observability »

Improve the health of infrastructure and applications

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Provisioning and orchestration »

Build, provision, and share resources

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Centralized operations management »

Manage your cloud operations

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Enterprise governance and control »

Establish a centrally managed, secure, multi-account AWS environment