AWS CloudWatch is the foundation for your AWS Security Automation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
November 01, 2019

AWS CloudWatch is the foundation for your AWS Security Automation

Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Amazon CloudWatch

We are in the first stages of migrating to the AWS cloud. Beginning one of AWS's own offerings, CloudWatch is being used as the foundation for our security and performance monitoring. Together with CloudWatch Events, we are being alerted on stuff we didn't even know was happening
  • It collects a lot of logs if you want it to. As always in the cloud, money is the primary bottleneck. :-)
  • CloudWatch Events is a very effective way to automate responses and any shape or form.
  • No real issues. It's a basic service, but that also means you can expand from the basics yourself.
  • Using CloudWatch, CloudTrail, and CloudWatch events allows you to create Security Automation, which means more security, quicker security, and more efficient management of it.
Nagios is nice, but not as coupled with AWS cloud as CloudWatch. You might even think of cases you would use them both.
AWS Support is great, and even besides the official support, the user community support on the web is at least as great. They give quick answers to all your questions.

Do you think Amazon CloudWatch delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Amazon CloudWatch's feature set?

Yes

Did Amazon CloudWatch live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Amazon CloudWatch go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Amazon CloudWatch again?

Yes

Starting with AWS Cloud, you should always incorporate CloudWatch, together with CloudTrail. The two together gives you a lot of insight into your cloud environment and allow you to create (security) automation scenarios.

Amazon CloudWatch Feature Ratings

Cloud Management Security
9
Automation and Orchestration
9
Cost Management
8
Cloud Management Performance Monitoring
8
Governance and Compliance
9
Resource Management
8
Systems Integration
9