Posted On: Jul 31, 2020

AWS Storage Gateway now offers Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 compliant endpoints in all North America 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. Companies contracting with the US and Canadian federal governments can now meet the FIPS security requirement to encrypt sensitive data in these Regions. 

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 now available in the following AWS Regions: US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), and AWS GovCloud (US) Regions. You can learn more by reading the AWS Storage Gateway User Guide or see the AWS service endpoints page. Access the Storage Gateway console to get started.