- Amazon Web Services introduced a tool designed to automate cloud security on Tuesday.
- Amazon Inspector is now generally available and automates vulnerability assessments for customers running applications on Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, according to an AWS announcement.
- The company already has several customers using Amazon Inspector, which it says helps to improve both security and application compliance.
Amazon Inspector helps customers improve security of applications by "identifying potential security issues, vulnerabilities, or deviations from security standards," according to the AWS blog.
In a nutshell, Amazon Inspector provides APIs customers can use to automate security assessments.
"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," said Stephen Schmidt, Chief Information Security Officer, AWS.
A study released earlier this week by Intel Security found a significant number of respondents to a global survey of 1,200 IT leaders found there are still strong concerns about cloud security. Only 13% of respondents said they fully trust cloud companies to keep their most sensitive data secure. AWS hopes Amazon Inspector will help alleviate some of those concerns.