AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) is the most widely used AWS service. Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers high level data protection when compared to an on-premises environment, at a lower cost. It enables secure control access to AWS resources and services for the customers. Customers can create and manage AWS users as well as groups, […]
How does AWS handle identity and access management compliance?
As with everything at Amazon, the success of our security and compliance program is primarily measured by one thing: Customers’ success. The customers’ requirements drive our portfolio of compliance reports, attestations, and certifications that enable our customers to run a secure and compliant cloud environment. By using Amazon Web Services (AWS), customers can achieve savings and scalability while still maintaining robust security and regulatory compliance.
AWS customer can benefit from a data center and network architecture that is built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations. AWS innovate rapidly at scale, continually incorporating customers feedback into AWS services. This benefits customers because AWS solutions improve over time, and it constantly evolving the core security services such as identity and access management, logging and monitoring, encryption and key management, network segmentation, and standard DDoS protection.
AWS customers also get advanced security services designed by engineers with deep insight into global security trends, which allows their team to proactively address emerging risks in real time. This means customers can choose the security that meets your needs as they grow, without upfront expenses and with much lower operational costs than if they manage their own infrastructure.
A properly secured environment results in a compliant environment. AWS has many compliance-enabling features that customers can use for their regulated workloads in the AWS cloud. These features allow them to achieve a higher level of security at scale. Cloud-based compliance offers a lower cost of entry, easier operations, and improved agility by providing more oversight, security control, and central automation.
By using AWS, customers get the benefit of the many security controls that we operate, thus reducing the number of security controls that you need to maintain. Their own compliance and certification programs are strengthened, while at the same time lowering the cost to maintain and run customer’s specific security assurance requirements.