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Introducing - Real Time Events

Elliott Spira | Fri, 6 Dec 2019

We're excited to announce the launch of our latest product - Real Time Events. Customers leverage Real Time Events to catch AWS mistakes and threats in real time. For example, after a change to a security group in production, or a bucket being made public, customers receive a notification to their…
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CloudTrail Insights vs CloudTrail Events - A Comparison

Oliver Berger | Fri, 22 November 2019

In November 2019, Amazon Web Services announced the release of CloudTrail Insights, a new CloudTrail feature that leverages CloudTrail Events to highlight unexpected actions inside an organisation's cloud infrastructure. What are CloudTrail Events? AWS CloudTrail Events are a log of all API calls…

External Link From Rules Index

Elliott Spira | Thu, 15 Nov 2019

A GorillaStack customer wanted to be able to click on links from the Rules Index to access their private documentation pages for different Rules. We implemented this feature and placed a feature flag around it, so that it does not complicate the typical user experience. If you're interested in this…
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AWS Savings Plans vs Reserved Instances

Oliver Berger | Thu, 07 Nov 2019

​ Amazon has announced Savings Plans, a pricing and discount plan for EC2 and fargate. We've often thought the Reserved Instance (RI) model to be overly complex and in many cases more disadvantageous than it is useful. That's why we've never created automation for RIs. ​ Whats wrong with Reserved…

Access More Useful Data With The New Lambda Payload Schema

Elliott Spira | Thu, 24 Oct 2019

Customers regularly use our Lambda Actions to pass JSON payloads and environment variables to their Lambda functions at runtime. Recently customers have been asking us whether they can access more data at runtime, including: Information about the Trigger (especially when the Trigger is an SNS…
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How Lorica Health Optimize Their AWS Costs By 25%

Oliver Berger | Tue, 22 Oct 2019

As Lorica Health, a leader in the field of health analytics, began to move from on-premise to a cloud consumption model they did so with a vision of adopting what they referred to as "true cloud" - efficient infrastructure that would capitalise on optimal elasticity. Todd Turner, DataOps engineer…
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How are your IAM Roles being utilized?

Elliott Spira | Mon, 14 Oct 2019

Oftentimes as part of delivering a service, a vendor will request a role for cross-account access, in order to aggregate data or perform some actions in the customer's account. However, beyond modifying an IAM policy to restrict access, customers don't think much about auditing the use of these…

Pay for GorillaStack on the AWS SaaS Marketplace

Elliott Spira | Thu, 10 Oct 2019

Some customers told us that they wanted to roll their GorillaStack subscription into their AWS bill. We're pleased to announce that we now support payments via the AWS Contracts Marketplace. If you're interested in more information, please chat to us on Slack or create a support ticket.
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