What Is Amazon Macie Classic? - Amazon Macie Classic

This is the user guide for Amazon Macie Classic. For information about the new Amazon Macie, see the Amazon Macie User Guide. To access the Macie Classic console, open the Macie console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/macie/, and then choose Macie Classic in the navigation pane.

What Is Amazon Macie Classic?

A new Amazon Macie is now available with significant design improvements and additional features, at a lower price and in most AWS Regions. We encourage you to explore and use the new and improved features, and benefit from the reduced cost. To learn about features and pricing for the new Amazon Macie, see Amazon Macie. To learn how to move to the new Macie, see Moving to the New Amazon Macie.

Features of Amazon Macie Classic

Amazon Macie Classic is a security service that uses machine learning to automatically discover, classify, and protect sensitive data in AWS. Macie Classic recognizes sensitive data such as personally identifiable information (PII) or intellectual property. It provides you with dashboards and alerts that give visibility into how this data is being accessed or moved.

Macie Classic is supported in the following AWS Regions:

  • US East (N. Virginia) (us-east-1)

  • US West (Oregon) (us-west-2)

Data Discovery and Classification

Amazon Macie Classic enables you to identify business-critical data and analyze access patterns and user behavior as follows:

  • Continuously monitor new data in your AWS environment

  • Use artificial intelligence to understand access patterns of historical data

  • Automatically access user activity, applications, and service accounts

  • Use natural language processing (NLP) methods to understand data

  • Intelligently and accurately assign business value to data and prioritize business-critical data based on your unique organization

  • Create your own security alerts and custom policy definitions

Data Security

Amazon Macie Classic enables you to be proactive with security compliance and achieve preventive security as follows:

  • Identify and protect various data types, including PII, PHI, regulatory documents, API keys, and secret keys

  • Verify compliance with automated logs that allow for instant auditing

  • Identify changes to policies and access control lists

  • Observe changes in user behavior and receive actionable alerts

  • Receive notifications when data and account credentials leave protected zones

  • Detect when large quantities of business-critical documents are shared internally and externally

Accessing Macie Classic

The Macie Classic console is a browser-based interface for accessing and using Macie Classic. Sign in to your Amazon Web Services account and open the Macie Classic console using one of the following links:

Then, choose Macie Classic in the navigation pane.