Posted On: Nov 20, 2019

Amazon FSx for Windows File Server, a service that provides fully managed native Microsoft Windows file systems, now enables storage administrators to enforce in-transit encryption on all connections to a file system.

Today, Amazon FSx supports encryption of data in-transit using SMB 3 encryption, and allows unencrypted connections from compute instances that don’t support SMB 3. You can now choose to enforce that access is allowed only via encrypted connections to meet your compliance needs.

Support for enforcement of in-transit encryption is now available at no additional cost for all new file systems in all regions where Amazon FSx is available. Customers with existing file systems will get this support during an upcoming weekly maintenance window. Learn more about Amazon FSx for Windows File Server in our pre-re:Invent Storage Day blog, and for more information about this new feature, see the Encryption documentation.