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AWS security and compliance tools embrace enterprise clouds

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    Once upon a time, the biggest barrier to cloud adoption was security. That is no longer the case, but at the Re:Invent conference, Amazon.com unveiled two new security and compliance tools designed to make it easier for Amazon Web Services users to proactively find and fix security issues.

    Organizations were originally reluctant to move their servers and applications to cloud platforms because they didn't want to run afoul of compliance requirements or commit errors that could result in a massive data breach.

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    Thus, AWS's new Amazon Inspector helps find vulnerabilities and other security issues; it also provides information on how to remediate those bugs and correct configuration mistakes. Finally, AWS's Config Rules is designed to ease compliance concerns as it tells users when specific resources changed and are no longer compliant.

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