Posted On: Aug 24, 2021

Today, we announced the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency to support AWS customers looking for AWS Partners with deep specialization and expertise protecting and monitoring essential AWS resources on behalf of their customers.

In a quickly evolving security landscape, customers need help to augment understaffed security teams, effectively operationalize tools, respond to events, and achieve goals for business risk and cloud strategy confidence. An MSSP (Managed Security Service Provider) can support customers’ cloud journey, however, the abundance of security marketing jargon and lack of cloud security quality standard to measure MSSPs make selecting the right MSSP difficult.

To solve this for AWS customers, the AWS Partner Network (APN) is excited to announce the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency. This program allows AWS customers to easily identify AWS Partners with deep expertise and experience delivering Level 1 Managed Security Services. Managed cloud security starts at Level 1 Managed Security Services, a baseline standard of quality for 24/7 protection, monitoring, and response. This starting point for operationalizing security responsibilities in the cloud spans ten 24/7 security service areas, each with technical and operational requirements.

AWS Partners in the new AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency have all undergone a rigorous AWS validation process and evaluation of multiple customer references specific to Managed Security Services on AWS. AWS Partner Solution Architects have validated their technical proficiency and architecture for previously completed customer use cases and thought leadership in Managed Security Services.

Learn more here.