You can use the Cloud Connections screen to sync your public cloud account into the Armor Management Portal (AMP). Afterwards, you can use AMP to:

The Cloud Connections screen displays the public cloud accounts you have synced. 

Account NameA descriptive name for your account
ProviderThe public cloud provider
Account ID

The ID for your public cloud account

Currently, the Cloud Connections screen supports Amazon Web Services (AWS).

You can use this screen to collect CloudTrail logs and EC2 instance logs.

Add an AWS public cloud account 

Before you begin, to collect CloudTrail logs, you must have the Log Depot add-on product enabled.

To learn how to enable Log Depot, see Log Depot.

You can use the Cloud Connections screen to sync your public cloud environment into the Armor Management Portal (AMP).

In this section, you will need to access your AWS console to complete the configuration process. 

Armor will generate an External ID for every new Cloud Connection account. As result, an incomplete cloud connection account will be listed in the table as (Pending Connection). You can click this entry in order to continue with the cloud connection creation process.

View your public cloud instances

After you add your public cloud account into the Armor Management Portal (AMP), you can view the corresponding instances (and their security status) in the Virtual Machines screen. 

The Cloud Connection screen simply lists the synced public cloud account; the Virtual Machines screen lists all the instances listed in that public cloud account. 
  1. In the Armor Management Portal (AMP), in the left-side navigation, click Infrastructure.
  2. Click Virtual Machines
NameThe name of the instance from your public cloud account
TypeThe type of instance, specific to the offerings offered by your public cloud provider, such as en EC2 instance for AWS
ProviderThe public cloud provider for the instance

The operating system associated with the instance

(For AWS, the associated AMI is listed)

Date CreatedThe date the instance was created in your public cloud account
Security GroupFor AWS instances only
KeypairFor AWS instances only

The security status of the instance, in relation to the installed agent. There are three states:

  • Unprotected indicates the agent is not installed in the instance.
  • Needs Attention indicates that the agent is installed, but has not properly communicated (heartbeated) with Armor.
  • OK indicates that the agent is installed and has communicated (hearbeated) with Armor.
PowerThe power status of the instance, either powered on (green) or powered off (red)

Add a public cloud account (non-AWS)

Troubleshooting Cloud Connections screen

If you do not see any data in the Cloud Connections screen, consider that:

update the virtual machine screen for new colums

This is in the VM page,

Date created “ when your AWS feature was created inAWS

Security groups from AWS


Update VM page; new columns for both complete and anywhere

Ellipses includes AWS name