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Learn how to enhance the security of your account through performance and security audits

Updated over a week ago

Cloudguard is a feature designed to offer performance and security audits, enhancing the overall safety of your account. Once you access the Cloudguard dashboard, you'll find these recommendations within the ‘Performance’ and ‘Security’ tabs.

In the image below, you can observe performance recommendations as an example. In this instance, you'll notice a black hole in a route, indicating that a connection to a resource in the routing table exists even though the resource has been deleted. The recommendation here is to delete this connection.

The deprecated service warning displayed in the following image notifies users that the classic load balancer is no longer supported and recommends migration. By clicking the ‘Read Docs’ button, you can access more information about this service.

For security recommendations, you'll receive suggestions regarding user password changes and user access passwords. A week's warning is issued if a password hasn't been changed in three months, while a critical warning is issued for passwords unchanged for over a year. Clicking the blue arrow to the right reveals a list of all passwords requiring modification.

Also, you will get a notification informing users that Reserved Instances and Saving Plans expire soon. This feature provides additional performance and extra-security audits to improve the safety of your account. You just open the Cloudguard dashboard to see these notifications in the ‘Performance’ and ‘Security’ tabs.   

To filter recommendations by severity (critical, warning, weak-warning, or compliment), simply use the quick filters.

Select the desired compliance from the drop-down list, such as ‘AWS well-architected', ‘SOC2’, ‘CIS’, or ‘Uniskai’ compliance.

You can archive insights individually or as a group. Archived insights can be found in the ‘Archive’ tab, and you can unarchive them at any time.

Please note that if you archive a group, you won't be able to unarchive individual insights within that group. However, when insights are archived individually, you can unarchive them either as a group or one by one.

You can conveniently save all insights to an Excel file in one step by clicking the button in the upper right corner and waiting for your Excel file to download.

A special note: If you archive a group of insights, any new insights with the same meaning (title, description, etc.) will be automatically archived.

Additionally, you have the option to access comprehensive documentation. Just click on the ‘Read Docs’ button and explore any blue links of interest.

If you wish to explore more compliance options, simply click the ‘+’ button, and a pop-up will appear.

You have the opportunity to access detailed information about each insight by clicking on the insight itself, which will display all the relevant information.

Also, Uniskai by Profisea Labs implemented the latest FinOps/DevOps best practices, namely Lambda function aliases, to provide a function identifier that you can update to invoke a different version. 

Access all your account insights in one unified place without switching between them.

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