Getting started with Deep Security AMI from AWS Marketplace

When you deploy the Deep Security AMI from AWS Marketplace, you:

  • Manage your data and traffic in your Virtual Private Cloud (VPC)
  • Manage your own database infrastructure operation and costs
  • Deploy and manage the Deep Security Manager

If you would prefer to have a hosted solution, then you should Sign up for Deep Security as a Service.

Not sure which Deep Security you need? We can help you answer that: Which Deep Security is right for me?

Recommended deployment method

We recommend that you use the AWS Quick Start Deep Security on AWS to automatically deploy Deep Security on AWS. This Quick Start deploys Deep Security using AWS CloudFormation templates and offers two license models: Per Protected Instance Hour and Bring your own License (BYOL). The default configuration protects instances in the Amazon Virtual Private Cloud (Amazon VPC) where the Deep Security Manager is deployed. After deployment, you can modify your setup to protect instances across your entire AWS infrastructure.

Detailed step-by-step instructions for deploying the Quick Start are available in the AWS Quick Start deployment guide. The AWS documentation assumes that you have used AWS before and are familiar with AWS services. We recommend that you read the AWS Deep Security Overview before you begin to make sure that you are familiar with the required technologies and concepts and then you can proceed to Step 1. Set up an Amazon VPC.

It should take you less than an hour to deploy and configure your Deep Security environment using the Quick Start. At a high level, you will perform the following steps:

  1. Set up or identify an Amazon VPC that has two private subnets in different Availability Zones and one public subnet with an attached Internet gateway.
  2. Subscribe to Deep Security using one of the licensing models.
  3. Launch the Quick Start for the licensing model you selected: Per Protected Instance Hour Quick Start or BYOL Quick Start.
    When the Quick Start has finished it will have deployed a Deep Security management cluster into the VPC that you have set up. This cluster includes Deep Security public and private elastic load balancers, Deep Security Manager instances, and a highly available Multi-AZ RDS instance hosting the Deep Security database and its mirror.
  4. Log in to the Manager console using the URL provided on the Outputs tab of the AWS CloudFormation stack.
  5. Deploy Deep Security agents to your AWS instances

Deploy Deep Security agents to your AWS instances

You have several options for automating the deployment of Deep Security agents to your instances:

Deploy agents using a deployment script

  1. Go to Support | Deployment Scripts in the top right corner of Deep Security Manager.
  2. Select the platform where you will be deploying the agents from the Platform list.
  3. Select the Activate Agent automatically after installation check box.
  4. Select a policy based on the operating system where you will be deploying the agents from the Security Policy list.
  5. Leave the other options as their default settings and click Copy to Clipboard.
    As you make the selections, the Deployment Script Generator will generate a script (PowerShell for Windows, bash for Linux) that you will run on your Deep Security instance.
  6. RDP into to your Windows instance, start PowerShell (in administrator mode), and paste the script and run it.

    -OR-

    SSH into your Linux instance and run the copied bash script from a command line.

    The script will download, install, and activate a Deep Security agent on your AWS instance and then apply the Deep Security security policy that you selected.

  1. Return to Deep Security Manager to verify that your AWS instance shows a status of "Managed (online)" (or that some operation is underway) and a policy has been assigned.