Amazon Web Services (AWS) has launched GuardDuty, a managed threat detection service that monitors account activity for malicious or unauthorized behavior. Customers can enable GuardDuty in the AWS Management Console to begin analyzing API calls and network activity across their accounts to establish a baseline of “normal” account activity.

GuardDuty applies machine learning to identify events that fall outside the normal patterns, according to AWS. When anomalies are detected, GuardDuty delivers a security alert to the AWS account owner.

The announcement was made at the company’s annual re: Invent conference currently under way in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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