Regions and endpoints - Amazon GuardDuty

Regions and endpoints

To view the AWS Regions where Amazon GuardDuty is available, see Amazon GuardDuty endpoints in the Amazon Web Services General Reference.

We recommend that you enable GuardDuty in all supported AWS Regions. This enables GuardDuty to generate findings about unauthorized or unusual activity even in Regions that you are not actively using. This also allows GuardDuty to monitor AWS CloudTrail events for the supported AWS Regions, its ability to detect activity that involves global services is reduced.

Region-specific feature availability

A list of regional differences to specify the availability of GuardDuty features.

ListFindings and GetFindingsStatistics APIs

The GetFindingsStatistics and ListFindings APIs have a temporary consoleOnly flag. When you use any or both of these APIs, the consoleOnly flag means that the API can fetch results to a maximum limit of 1000.

GuardDuty features with Region disparity
GuardDuty Malware Protection

GuardDuty supports the Malware Protection feature in the AWS Dedicated Local Zones.

GuardDuty Runtime Monitoring

The Runtime Monitoring feature is presently not supported in the Canada West (Calgary) Region.

GuardDuty RDS Protection

The following list specifies the AWS Regions where RDS Protection is presently not supported:

  • Canada West (Calgary)

  • Asia Pacific (Hyderabad)

  • Europe (Spain)

  • Europe (Zurich)

  • Middle East (UAE)

  • Israel (Tel Aviv)

  • Asia Pacific (Melbourne)

The following APIs in the Amazon GuardDuty API Reference may have regional differences because of the unavailability of some of the data sources or features in previously specified AWS Regions:

Amazon EC2 finding types – DefenseEvasion:EC2/UnusualDoHActivity and DefenseEvasion:EC2/UnusualDoTActivity

The following table shows the AWS Regions where GuardDuty is available but these two Amazon EC2 finding types are not yet supported.

AWS Region

Region code

Asia Pacific (Seoul)


Asia Pacific (Osaka)


Asia Pacific (Jakarta)


AWS GovCloud (US) Regions

For latest information, see Amazon GuardDuty in the AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide.

China Regions

For latest information, see Feature availability and implementation differences.