Amazon Inspector
User Guide (Version Latest)

Document History

Latest documentation update: November 12, 2018

The following table describes the documentation release history of Amazon Inspector after May 2018.

Change Description Date

Added OS Support

Added Amazon Inspector support for CentOS 7.6. For more information, see Amazon Inspector Supported Operating Systems and Regions and Rules Packages Availability Across Supported Operating Systems.

December 3, 2018

New content

Added the Amazon Inspector Network Reachability rules package, which allows users to run agentless assessments that analyze network configuration for security vulnerabilities. For more information, see Network Reachability.

November 9, 2018

Added OS Support

Added Amazon Inspector support for RHEL 7.6. For more information, see Amazon Inspector Supported Operating Systems and Regions and Rules Packages Availability Across Supported Operating Systems.

October 30, 2018

Added OS support

Added support for various operating systems to the CIS Benchmark rules package. For more information, see Center for Internet Security (CIS) Benchmarks and Rules Packages Availability Across Supported Operating Systems.

August 13, 2018

Added Region support

Added Region support for AWS GovCloud (US).

June 13, 2018

The following table describes the documentation release history of Amazon Inspector before June 2018.

Change Description Date
New content

Added the ability to target all Amazon EC2 instances in an account. For more information, see Amazon Inspector Assessment Targets.

May 24, 2018
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector support for Amazon Linux 2018.03 and Ubuntu 18.04.

May 15, 2018
New content

Added ability to set up recurring Amazon Inspector assessments.

April 30, 2018
New content

Added ability to install an Amazon Inspector agent through the console.

April 30, 2018
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector support for Amazon Linux 2.

March 13, 2018
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector assessment support for Windows Server 2016 Base.

February 20, 2018
Added Region support

Added Amazon Inspector support for the US East (Ohio) Region.

February 7, 2018
New content

Amazon Inspector assessments can now run when the kernel module is unavailable.

January 11, 2018
Added Region support

Added Amazon Inspector support for the EU (Frankfurt) Region.

December 19, 2017
New content

Added ability to check Amazon Inspector agent health with the Amazon Inspector API and console.

December 15, 2017
New content

Added the following features:

  • Service-linked role usage

  • Amazon Inspector agent AMI available in the AWS Marketplace

  • Amazon Inspector AWS CloudFormation templates

December 5, 2017
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector assessment support for CentOS 7.4.

November 9, 2017
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector assessment support for Amazon Linux 2017.09.

October 11, 2017
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector assessment support for RHEL 7.4.

February 20, 2018
Added HIPAA eligibility

Amazon Inspector is now HIPAA eligible.

July 31, 2017
New content

Added ability to automatically trigger Amazon Inspector security assessment with Amazon CloudWatch Events.

July 27, 2017
Added Region support

Added Amazon Inspector support for the US West (N. California) Region.

June 6, 2018
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector assessment support for RHEL 6.2-6.9, RHEL 7.2-7.3, CentOS 6.9, and CentOS 7.2-7.3.

May 23, 2017
Added OS support

Added Amazon Inspector assessment support for Amazon Linux 2017.03.

April 25, 2017
New content and added OS support

Added:

  • Amazon Inspector support for Ubuntu 16.04.

  • Availability of Lambda blueprint for automating Amazon Inspector operations.

January 5, 2017
New OS support

Added Amazon Inspector support for Microsoft Windows.

August 26, 2016
Added Region support

Added Amazon Inspector support for the Asia Pacific (Seoul) Region.

August 26, 2016
Added Region support

Added Amazon Inspector support for the Asia Pacific (Mumbai) Region.

April 25, 2016
Added Region support

Added Amazon Inspector support for the Asia Pacific (Sydney) Region.

April 25, 2016
Service launch

Amazon Inspector serviced launched.

Oct 7, 2015