Amazon Claims FedRAMP Compliance for a Spate of Services

 Amazon Claims FedRAMP Compliance for a Spate of Services

Amazon Web Services (AWS) rang in the new year with a renewed commitment to help organizations run sensitive workloads in the cloud and announced Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorizations across a spate of services.

The cloud giant claims to have brought seven of its services into compliance with moderate FedRAMP requirements in the company’s U.S. East/West regions. These include Amazon Comprehend, Transcribe, Translate, AWS Batch, DataSync, License Manager, and Trusted Advisor.

With the exception of AWS Batch, AWS GovCloud regions also gained FedRAMP compliance with an additional nine services: Amazon Cloud Directory, Kinesis Data Firehose, Route 53, AWS CodeBuild, CodeCommit, IoT Greengrass, Organizations, Service Catalog, and Web Application Firewall.

FedRAMP provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

The latest announcement comes just weeks after AWS announced FedRAMP compliance with another 26 services in early December.

Amazon claims to have bolstered its FedRAMP compliance by nearly 18% since the beginning of December, bring the total number of compliant services to 78 with in the U.S. East/West regions and 70 in the AWS GovCloud regions.

Compliance testing for all of these services was done by 3PAO, an independent assessment organization, to ensure the technical, management, and operational security controls against the FedRAMP National Institute of Standards and Technology requirements and baselines, according to AWS.

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