Cloudtrail - Indispensable logging & audit tool
July 08, 2021

Cloudtrail - Indispensable logging & audit tool

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail is used for governance, compliance and investigating API usage across all of our AWS accounts.
Every action that is taken by a user or script is an API call so this is logged to [AWS] Cloudtrail. This is critical in keeping a close eye on what users are doing in AWS.


  • Implementation - easy across organisation/accounts
  • AWS support
  • Detailed logs


  • Delay
  • User interface, must send logs elsewhere to view them
  • Logging
  • Ease of use
  • Allows us to investigate any strange api actions
  • Increases security
  • Audit trail of changes made in AWS
For this specific functionality, I am not aware of any other product that can do what [AWS] Cloudtrail does.
We did not evaluate any other products.

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It is necessary to enable [AWS] Cloudtrail when using AWS in a production environment, otherwise you will not have any idea what is happening within your accounts. Third party monitoring applications will all require [AWS] CloudTrail to be enabled as well. I would not recommend it solely as a monitoring tool, to get the most out of it you must send the logs elsewhere. Either to Cloudwatch logs or a third party product.


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