AWS Config is a service that enables you to assess, audit, and evaluate the configurations of your AWS resources. Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. With Config, you can review changes in configurations and relationships between AWS resources, dive into detailed resource configuration histories, and determine your overall compliance against the configurations specified in your internal guidelines. This enables you to simplify compliance auditing, security analysis, change management, and operational troubleshooting.
CFEngine is a configuration management and automation framework that lets you securely manage your mission critical IT infrastructure.
Define the desired state and configuration of your IT infrastructure, and CFEngine will automatically ensure that it complies.
Automatically roll out updates and changes to every node in your infrastructure, whether you have 50 or 50,000 nodes.
CFEngine uses autonomous agents which run on every node of your infrastructure, implementing your desired state and reporting back continuously.
CFEngine runs on the smallest embedded devices, on servers, in the cloud, and on mainframes, easily handling tens of thousands of nodes.
AWS Config is ranked 28th in Configuration Management while CFEngine Enterprise is ranked 19th in Configuration Management. AWS Config is rated 0.0, while CFEngine Enterprise is rated 0.0. On the other hand, AWS Config is most compared with BigFix and AWS OpsWorks, whereas CFEngine Enterprise is most compared with Ansible, SaltStack, HashiCorp Terraform, SCCM and Chef.
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