About AWS CloudTrail

AWS CloudTrail is a cloud-based solution that helps businesses manage and view all the events and activities across AWS accounts on a centralized platform. Professionals can detect threats, vulnerabilities, or anomalous behavior across accounts, including an increase in resource provisioning or other available services. AWS CloudTrail allows organizations to centralize log files and encrypt them to secure confidential information and prevent unauthorized data exploitation. Managers can conduct security analysis, ensure compliance with various regulatory standards and perform troubleshooting operations. AWS CloudTrail integrates with Amazon CloudWatch Events, which enables businesses to configure workflows according to requirements. ...

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AWS CloudTrail User Reviews

OVERALL RATING

SECONDARY RATINGS

Ease-of-use

4

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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Justin

Company size: 201 - 500 employees

Time used: Unspecified

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.

May 2021

AWS CloudTrail Review: Simple, effective

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Ernesto

Verified reviewer

Company size: 201-500 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
5

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Value for money

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5

Customer support

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5

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out of 5

July 2022

The complete AWS's audit service

This service is hands down the easiest way to save and analyze any activity regarding your AWS environment.

Pros

Whenever you need any metric to be audited regarding your AWS account or the services that run under it, just create a custom trail that fulfills your needs and CloudTrail will immediately start to save logs. You can inspect from permissions to SDKs.

Cons

There is nothing to dislike. In the begging we had issues managing audit access for our stakeholders, later on, we started to export the logs, and everything run flawlessly after this.

Avineet

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

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4

Value for money

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5

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out of 5
4

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out of 5

July 2020

Robust Cloud activity auditing and alert tool

Used to audit the activities on the cloud devices and alert for services on a threshold setup once breached. Storing of logs easily in S3. Amazing analytics provided by the trace logging.

Pros

The smart feature of managing each device being run on the cloud and the alerting capability of the tool.

Cons

The graphs could be better and integration with various other tools could be more versatile. Cost could be lower.

Reasons for choosing AWS CloudTrail

Feature and use of AWs services made it a natural choice over Azure.

Abhay

Company size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
3

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out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2022

Best for security analysis

Pros

With this software our organization is able to track history of changes that occurred in the AWS account and caused operational problem. It was easy to integrate. But for someone new in cloud services it will take sometime to figure out how things work. It made easy troubleshooting issues. Earlier it would take hours and then also we were not confident that this change caused error. We are happy using this services.

Cons

Things that I feel missing is user interface because we need to send logs elsewhere to view them. Cost increases rapidly with multiple trails on full logging, this can be fixed.

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infant

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Media Production

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
3

Ease-of-use

out of 5
4

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

July 2022

Excellent auditing tool

Overall experience with cloud trial is good except the costing.

Pros

The way it tracks the user activity is amazing. It is easy to use & integrate.Can track the api calls.

Cons

Some times it is very slow , may be only for me or for all. And the costs is not direct.

Smita

Company size: 10,000+ employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
5

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
5

Customer support

out of 5
5

Functionality

out of 5

February 2021

Best Compliance and audit tool

Awesome, our SOX audits with KPMG have become much smoother after we started using this software

Pros

I like the way in which AWS Cloudtrail helps in compliance with various SOX audit protocols which leads to higher governance standards. It also helps in troubleshooting issues with much easiness. Also it is very easy to keep all the records related to changes without too much effort.

Cons

The Cost is on a higher side, if the cost is rationalized with other audit trail software's, it might become a market leader

Reasons for switching to AWS CloudTrail

It was a orgnaisation's decision

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Kaustubh

Verified reviewer

Company size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Industry: Financial Services

Time used: Less than 12 months

Review Source: Capterra

This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
4

Ease-of-use

out of 5
5

Value for money

out of 5
4

Customer support

out of 5
4

Functionality

out of 5

April 2021

Awesome tool for risk auditing of aws account

Using it for performing risk analysis and event history on the services being used in the aws account.

Pros

Its governing ability and risk managing analysis

Cons

Its cost effective. Some of the services are expensive and charges are more for auditing trails.