CentOS 6.5 AWS Build

We are pleased to announce our first release: a secure-by-default CentOS 6.5 build for AWS. Designed to meet or exceed industry best practices, including the CIS standard, our images come with leading edge security settings already baked in. Some of our features include:

  • AntiVirus/Anti-Malware with leading edge indicators of compromise pre-configured
  • Improved entropy for any crypto functions
  • Secured Configurations to various standards (CIS, FISMA, etc)
  • Reactive/automatic prtection against brute force attacks
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Rootkit scanning
  • Continuous auditing and enforcement
  • Cloud ready image, specifically tailored to AWS
  • Anomaly detection to identify unauthorized listening ports and identify kernel discrepancies
  • Fail2ban, OSSEC, ClamAV all configured and deployed
  • Automatic updates
  • Restricted access to admin commands
  • Non-encrypted protocols disabled