Amazon Web Services gets security OK from Defense Department

The Department of Defense security and compliance blessing means more government agencies can move workloads to AWS.


Amazon Web Services said it met the Department of Defense's security requirements in all regions in the US.

Specifically, AWS regions such as its AWS GovCloud, received a Department of Defense authorization for its cloud security level 1-2.

Simply put, AWS has shown that it can meet the DoD's security and compliance requirements, and that means more agencies can become customers (AWS has more then 600 government agencies in the fold but can expand its wallet share). The DoD's security authorization means it will be easier to move workloads to AWS.

With the DoD security and compliance blessing, AWS is now listed in the department's cloud service broker catalog.

AWS' compute; storage; virtual private cloud; elastic block store; and identity and access management services are covered under the DoD authorization.

This story originally appeared as "Amazon Web Services lands DoD security authorization" on ZDNet.

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