Amazon GuardDuty Malware Protection adds a new capability that allows customers to initiate on-demand malware scans of Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) instances, including instances used to host container workloads. Scans can be initiated using the GuardDuty console, or programmatically via the API, without the need to deploy security software and are designed to have no performance impact to running workloads. When potential malware is identified, GuardDuty generates actionable security findings with information such as the threat and file name, the file path, the Amazon EC2 instance ID, resource tags and, in the case of containers, the container ID and the container image used. This capability builds on the existing Malware Protection capability of GuardDuty-initiated scans that when enabled, automatically initiates a malware scan when GuardDuty detects suspicious behavior indicative of malware on the instance.
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