Security and Monitoring: The AWS way

Gupta Bless
7 min readAug 7, 2021
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Before moving further to learn about the best things in AWS, we need to gather basic knowledge about What cloud is. You can go through my previous blog to understand it i.e.

Understanding and Securing Cloud Environment

This blog will make you familiar with some common features or services we have in AWS. When we talk about cloud, it can be Azure, AWS Alibaba cloud, or Google Cloud but in this blog, we are going to discuss the AWS. AWS stands for Amazon Web Services that enables organizations to scale or build applications quickly and securely. As AWS provides a cloud environment instead of the on premises solution, managing the security is sometimes tough. For this purpose amazon provides so many tools and services which you can use to actually enhance your security. Let us discuss them one by one.

What are the best things we have in AWS?

Cloud Watch

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It is used to monitor the applications in the cloud and it provides detailed information about CPU usage, latency and request counts. It can be used with multiple AWS resources such as Elastic Compute Cloud/EC2, Elastic Block Storage/EBS, and Elastic Load Balancers/EBS and it can also work with Relational Database/RDS.

It can check operational issues, application performance, how the resources are being used or any constraints. Therefore, it is very helpful for any organization to resolve any issues as soon as they arise. It is available in both free tier or paid tier of the AWS on a pay as use basis. In the free tier it does basic monitoring that has all the pre-selected options, providing output in every 3–5 minutes and the paid version it can provide detailed monitoring results in every 1 minutes with the additional resources.

Benefits

  • It provides real time results of any suspicious activity.
  • Users can manually feed the logs or custom metrics…

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Gupta Bless

Security enthusiast working to secure web for others.