Posted On: Aug 6, 2019

AWS DataSync now offers Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validated endpoints in US Regions to protect sensitive information. These endpoints terminate Transport Layer Security (TLS) sessions using a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic software module, making it easier for you to use DataSync for regulated workloads. 

To use this new capability, choose the FIPS endpoint option when creating your DataSync agent. Your agent will connect to the FIPS endpoint to activate in your chosen AWS Region, and all data subsequently transferred by this agent will only use FIPS validated encryption. 

FIPS 140-2 validated endpoints for DataSync are available in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), and US GovCloud (West). You can learn more by reading the DataSync User Guide or see the Regions and Endpoints page.