AWS Overview & Support

Getting Started with AWS and InsightCloudSec

After InsightCloudSec is successfully installed, you're ready to start harvesting resources from your target AWS cloud accounts. This documentation details configuring your Amazon Web Services (AWS) environment to "talk" with InsightCloudSec securely. Review the sections below to determine the best starting point for your environment.

What does InsightCloudSec support from AWS?

As one of the leading public cloud service providers, InsightCloudSec provides broad support for Amazon Web Services (AWS). Review the full list of AWS-specific supported services on the AWS Support Reference page.

How do I start seeing my AWS environment(s) in InsightCloudSec?

InsightCloudSec relies on a process called "harvesting" to pull data from various CSPs. The two main types of configuration instructions for harvesting individual AWS accounts or Organizations:

For details on configuration instructions for AWS China or GovCloud, review AWS China Setup - Single Cloud or AWS GovCloud Setup - Single Cloud respectively.

Review the Deployment Options for more information on the difference between deployment types.

What do I do after my environment(s) is being harvested?

After at least one AWS account is harvested by InsightCloudSec, you're free to configure additional AWS services as necessary to enhance, optimize, or further secure your experience. Review AWS Additional Configuration for more information. Note: The items in this section were written in the AWS Commercial context.

Also, depending on your deployment type, the following pages have some ideas for what to do next:

How can I optimize harvesting?

InsightCloudSec harvesting is the term we use to describe the process of data collection from a selected cloud service provider (CSP) within InsightCloudSec. Check out our Harvesting Overview documentation to understand the basics and refer to Harvesting Strategies for details on specific strategies.

In addition, for AWS, InsightCloudSec offers Event-Driven Harvesting, which requires additional configuration but optimizes harvesting by only pulling in new data when certain AWS CloudWatch Events occur. Review our AWS Event-Driven Harvesting documentation for more information.