Posted On: May 22, 2020

AWS Storage Gateway now offers Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 compliant endpoints in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions to protect sensitive information for regulated workloads. These endpoints terminate Transport Layer Security (TLS) sessions using a FIPS 140-2 validated cryptographic software module, making it easier for you to use Storage Gateway for regulated workloads. US Federal agencies and companies contracting with the US Federal government can now meet the FIPS security requirement to encrypt sensitive data. 

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

FIPS 140-2 compliant endpoints for Storage Gateway are available in AWS GovCloud (US-East) and AWS GovCloud (US-West). You can learn more by reading the AWS Storage Gateway User Guide or see the AWS service endpoints page