Amazon Inspector is an automated security assessment service to help improve security and compliance of applications deployed on AWS.

Inspector automatically assesses applications for vulnerabilities and deviations from best practices, and produces detailed list of issues.  The list is prioritized according to severity level of the threats, and the service is available via Amazon Inspector Console or API.

It can provide assessment at each point of your deployment cycle, not just on the production.

Hundreds of rules are mapped to common security best practices and vulnerability definitions, which allow you to get started with the auditing immediately.

Inspector vs Trusted Advisor

Inspector is used to test the security state of applications running on EC2 only (where as Trusted Advisor can scan for vulnerabilities for many components of AWS infrastructure and the AWS account.)

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