Understanding the Benefits and Cost of Amazon GuardDuty

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In this lesson, we're going to explain the benefits and cost factors of using Amazon GuardDuty.

Learning objectives

By the end of this lesson, you will have a greater understanding of Amazon GuardDuty, including: 

  • The benefits of using Amazon GuardDuty.
  • The costs and price factors associated with GuardDuty.
  • Partners that integrate with Amazon GuardDuty.

Intended audience

  • Those interested in roles such as security consultant or specialist, security analyst, security auditor, cloud architect, and cloud operational support analyst.


  • Have an understanding of the fundamentals of AWS.
  • Understand the basics of Amazon GuardDuty, which will help you best understand the benefits and costs associated with the service.
  • For more information on Amazon GuardDuty, see the lesson titled: 
About the Author
Alana Layton, opens in a new tab
Sr. AWS Content Creator
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Alana Layton is an experienced technical trainer, technical content developer, and cloud engineer living out of Seattle, Washington. Her career has included teaching about AWS all over the world, creating AWS content that is fun, and working in consulting. She currently holds six AWS certifications. Outside of Cloud Academy, you can find her testing her knowledge in bar trivia, reading, or training for a marathon.

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