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Amazon Web Services (AWS) has made Control Tower and Security Hub widely available. The two services, announced at re:Invent last year, are designed to make it easier for business customers to set up, secure and monitor cloud environments.

“One of the challenges is that most companies use many different types of security software, third-party software and AWS services,” said AWS-CEO Andy Jassy to GeekWire. “One of the biggest challenges is that you have all kinds of results, but in different data formats. They are different services and CISOs are forced to constantly switch between different consoles and different services, or have to collect all those data and try to normalize it to make it coherent. It’s a lot of work for them.”

Security Hub must provide a solution for this. This service provides a dashboard of AWS’ own security tools, as well as those of third parties. In this way, users get a comprehensive picture of their security. In addition, Security Hub can help verify compliance with security industry standards and best practices.

Security Hub collects data from all accounts, services and supported partners. On this basis, it aims to provide high-priority analyses of security trends and identification of security problems. The service is free to use for 30 days. After that, payment is made on a usage basis.

Control Tower

In addition, Control Tower is made generally available. This solution automates the process of setting up a multi-account AWS environment, using blueprints for best practices in areas such as data access, security and compliance. The system therefore looks a bit like the use of a standard operating system setup when a PC is used for the first time. However, it does have some extra controls and options.

For Control Tower, no additional costs are charged in addition to the underlying costs of the services and resources that it sets up for the customer.

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