AWS Well-Architected - AWS Audit Manager

AWS Well-Architected

AWS Audit Manager provides a prebuilt framework that structures and automates assessments for the AWS Well-Architected Framework, based on AWS best practices.

What is AWS Well-Architected?

AWS Well-Architected is a framework that can help you build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for your applications and workloads. Based on five pillars—operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency, and cost optimization—AWS Well-Architected provides a consistent approach for you and your partners to evaluate architectures and implement designs that can scale over time.

Use AWS Well-Architected with AWS Audit Manager

The AWS Well-Architected Framework describes the key concepts, design principles, and architectural best practices for creating and running workloads in the cloud. Out of the five pillars that AWS Well-Architected is based on, the security and reliability pillars are the pillars that AWS Audit Manager offers a prebuilt framework and controls for.

You can use the AWS Well-Architected Framework in AWS Audit Manager to prepare for audit requirements that are associated with this framework. The framework contains 16 automated controls and no manual controls. The controls in this framework aren't intended to guarantee that you will pass an audit that's associated with this framework. AWS Audit Manager doesn't automatically check procedural controls that require manual evidence collection.

You can find the AWS Well-Architected Framework under the Standard frameworks tab of the Framework library in Audit Manager.

For instructions on how to create an assessment using this framework, see Creating an assessment. For instructions on how to customize this framework to support your specific requirements, see Customizing an existing framework and Customizing an existing control.