AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide

Amazon GuardDuty

Amazon GuardDuty is a continuous security monitoring service. Amazon GuardDuty can help to identify unexpected and potentially unauthorized or malicious activity in your AWS environment.

The following list details the differences for using this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions compared to other AWS Regions:

  • Using AWS CloudFormation to set up Amazon GuardDuty resources in AWS GovCloud (US) is not currently supported.

  • The Enable GuardDuty StackSet feature to enable Amazon GuardDuty in multiple accounts at the same time is currently unavailable due to the lack of AWS CloudFormation support currently in AWS GovCloud (US). To bypass this limitation, use the Python scripts described in the Amazon GuardDuty documentation.

  • Cross-region data transfer is not supported.

For more information about Amazon GuardDuty, see the Amazon GuardDuty documentation.

ITAR Boundary

AWS GovCloud (US) has an ITAR boundary, which defines where customers are allowed to store ITAR-controlled data for this service in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. To maintain ITAR compliance, you must place ITAR-controlled data on the applicable part of the ITAR boundary. If you do not have any ITAR-controlled data in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, this section does not apply to you. The following information identifies the ITAR boundary for this service:

ITAR-Regulated Data Permitted ITAR-Regulated Data Not Permitted
  • All data entered, stored, and processed in Amazon GuardDuty can contain ITAR-regulated data.

  • None

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