Several enhancements are available for Alert Logic® Cloud Insight™ and Cloud Insight Essentials to help you easily see your assessment level, get started faster, and select where to deploy vulnerability scanning instances.
A streamlined deployment menu in the Alert Logic console allows you to easily and efficiently choose an assessment level for your deployment. You can now clearly identify and select the assessment level you need - Cloud Insight Essentials (configuration checks) or Cloud Insight (configuration checks with vulnerability scanning).
Get Started Faster with CloudFormation Template
New Amazon Web Services (AWS) CloudFormation templates allow you to automatically create the IAM role and policy, so you do not have to copy and paste the IAM policy in the AWS console. When deploying Cloud Insight Essentials or Cloud Insight in the Alert Logic console, a new process takes you directly to the CloudFormation console where you simply click through the prompts and set up your IAM role.
You can still manually set up your IAM role and policy; however, this new process minimizes the amount of time needed to deploy.
Guided and Automatic Deployment Modes
Cloud Insight includes a new feature that allows you to select one of two deployment modes for the EC2 instance used to scan your instances – Automatic Mode or Guided Mode.
Automatic Mode (recommended for most deployments): Alert Logic creates the VPC subnet, routing, and network ACLs to deploy scanning instances in your deployment scope. This is the method previously used for Cloud Insight deployments.
Guided Mode (available where Automatic Mode is not possible): You select an existing VPC subnet to deploy scanning instances in your deployment scope. Use this deployment mode when you’re unable to create new subnets or your policies do not allow third parties to perform some of the actions permitted with Automatic Mode.
If you use Guided Mode, you must manage routing and the network ACLs for the VPC subnets used by the scanning instances.
These new options provide greater flexibility in using Cloud Insight to suit your infrastructure needs and makes getting started easier and faster.
If you have any questions, post them in our Cloud Insight Essentials community or reach out to Alert Logic Support.
A course on this topic is available in our eLearning portal. To access this course, complete the following steps:
New Alert Logic Console Training Video
- Go to the LEARN portal. If you do no have an account, click Register Here and fill in the required information.
- In the search field, enter Alert Logic Security Console. Select New Alert Logic Security Console Highlight Video from the results.
- Click Request.
- On the Transcript page, click Launch.