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Amazon's AWS Completes An Automated Security Assessment Service

R. Chandrasekaran

Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN)'s Amazon Web Services revealed an automated security assessment service, known as Amazon Inspector, has completed its preview phase. The company indicated it was now available to all the customers.

The online shopping firm's cloud division disclosed that Amazon Inspector supports customers enhance the security, as well as compliance of their apps running on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud by spotting the possible security issues, deviations, and vulnerabilities from security standards. The company said it was an easy to deploy tool and comes up with no up-front costs to manage it.

Amazon said its Amazon Inspector helps customers pay for the assessments that they run and that the first 250 assessments were free for a customer's first 90 days. The online retailer said the scale and the flexibility of the AWS cloud would make it possible for customers to establish and deploy apps and services quicker than before.

AWS' Chief Information Security Officer, Stephen Schmidt, commented, "Customers have asked us if we could help them do the same rigorous security assessments on their applications that we do for our AWS services. Amazon Inspector delivers key learnings from our world-class security team as a managed service, so customers benefit from our continuous implementation of best practices and threat intelligence. Companies of all sizes can now perform assessments of their applications in an automated way and proactively remediate vulnerabilities."

Shares of the company traded down by 1.28 percent on Tuesday.

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