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Information Security Continuous Monitoring Requirements and the Public Cloud: A New White Paper

June 3rd, 2013

CloudCheckr’s new white paper, Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) Requirements and the Public Cloud, synthesizes and analyzes the requirements from key NIST publications.

SMB IT Survey

May 30th, 2013

We like to share content that we think is useful or interesting for our users. We also like to benchmark our own IT choices and thought our users might want to as well. So, here are some interesting highlights from a Spiceworks report entitled: State of SMB IT 1H 2013. SMBs have seen their budgets increase in the last six months, leading to ramped up spending on end-user devices and cloud services. Four key survey findings: Budgets & Spending: IT budgets have seen a dramatic boost in all but the largest SMBs. • The average annual IT budget is now $192,000 – […]

SlideShare: Optimizing AWS Economics

May 8th, 2013

Optimizing AWS Economics: Learn how to efficiently optimize your resource utilization and control your costs.

Questions about AWS Billing?

April 29th, 2013

People use CloudCheckr for variety of reasons – among other deliverables, we provide automated resource reporting, identify deployment changes, and deliver best practices comparisons and alerts. We also, of course, provide the best cost analytics around. Given our AWS cost expertise, over the past few months, many of our customers have asked us about AWS billing. Specifically, they wonder why their daily AWS- reported bill does not always seem to mirror their daily usage. The problem: For example, we have a customer whose monthly bill has totaled approximately $400,000 (+/- 5%) for each of the last 4 months. This customer […]

New CloudCheckr Pro Features to Optimize Your AWS Performance

April 25th, 2013

Hi Everyone – We want to thank everyone for their support since our launch of CloudCheckr Pro on April 10. Even though we have enjoyed the surge of users, we are not resting. Our mantra remains: “We are committed to providing the best possible solution to help users optimize their AWS experience.” With that in mind, we have been adding features to CloudCheckr Freemium and CloudCheckr Pro. So, now, I would like to take this opportunity highlight our new premium service: Enhanced Change Monitoring. Enhanced Change Monitoring provides users with updates on all of their deployment changes as frequently as […]

UX World, AWS, and DNS Security

March 28th, 2013

We read about the spammer vs. antispam attack in the NY Times today and immediately thought of our friends over at UX World. Nick, one of the founders, was already on top of it and was nice enough to give us his take on the issue: dnsfly by UX WORLD maintains IP Persistence for EC2 users and improves Cloud Security by Protecting DNS against Attack The New York Times reported one of the largest Internet attacks yesterday in an article, “Firm is Accused of Sending Spam, and Fight Jams Internet”: “In the past, blacklisted sites have retaliated against Spamhaus with […]

S3 Bucket Security

March 28th, 2013

The security concerns over misconfigured AWS services in general and S3 buckets in particular are not new. Network security experts have long recognized the security risks associated with uploading files to the public cloud, but users mistakenly believe that the obscurity of individual naming and the sheer quantity of uploaded files renders their own sensitive information effectively invisible. They believe that no one will be able to “guess” their bucket names or spend the time required to sort through the files. Consequently, users become less vigilant in security and, often, set permissions to “Everyone”. We found exactly that decrease in […]

Survey Infographic

March 27th, 2013

CloudCheckr’s Amazon Web Services Survey Results – March 2013

March 27th, 2013

CloudCheckr adds new features for Amazon Web Services (AWS) visibility and control

March 19th, 2013

We just want to let users and non-users know that we released a new version of CloudCheckr. There have been a lot of additions, but we hope our users pay particular attention to the following 3 features for improving visibility and control of AWS deployments: 1. Additional best practice alerts to identify under and over utilized instances. CloudCheckr now highlights these exceptions as a High Priority alert. Click-through functionality from the alert allows users to access all relevant information about the particular instance. This enables users to efficiently identify and remedy instance utilization issues. 2. Mapping alerts for heavy utilization […]

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