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On a normal server, I would have fail2ban handle intrusion detection; how would I go about setting up IDS/IPS on AWS? Any help or pointers would be appreciated.

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    What's wrong with using fail2ban? What else do you want? – Michael Hampton Oct 25 '16 at 2:31
  • @MichaelHampton I was told there is an IDS/IPS built into AWS, but I'm not sure what they were referring to - I could not find any direct reference to it. – Cenoc Oct 25 '16 at 11:17
  • You should go back to whoever told you that, and ask them what they are talking about. – Michael Hampton Oct 25 '16 at 12:53
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There are a few systems available through AWS - see https://aws.amazon.com/mp/scenarios/security/ids/ (if that link doesn't work, just Google "intrusion prevention system aws"). I found one account of someone who claimed to have looked at "virtually all the options" and settled on Alert Logic Threat Manager with ActiveWatch: https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-best-intrusion-detection-solution-for-solutions-hosted-in-AWS

Did you find a good solution yourself? Could you add an answer describing what you ended up doing, please?

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  • Oh well, looks like Alert Logic Threat Manager is no longer available... – Doug McLean Jun 15 '17 at 9:35
  • Correction: if you use the AWS link above it'll tell you Alert Logic Threat Manager is no longer available. But if you go through the AWS Marketplace you'll find that's not true. – Doug McLean Jun 15 '17 at 10:20

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