Posted On: Oct 8, 2021

Today, AWS Backup announced the availability of AWS Backup Vault Lock. This new feature enhances customers’ ability to protect backups from inadvertent or malicious actions. It helps customers implement safeguards that ensure they are storing their backups using a Write-Once-Read-Many (WORM) model*.

Customers can set up multiple layers of data protection in AWS Backup, including independent copies of backups across multiple AWS Regions and accounts, separate resource access policies, and long-term data retention. Using a simple setting, they can now prevent any user from deleting their backups or changing their specified retention periods, and have an additional layer of data protection. 

AWS Backup Vault Lock is available through the AWS CLI and API, in all AWS Regions where AWS Backup is available except AWS China Regions, at no additional charge. AWS Backup enables customers to centralize and automate data protection across AWS services through a fully managed and cost-effective solution. 

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* The feature has not yet been assessed for compliance with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rule 17a-4(f) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in regulation 17 C.F.R. 1.31(b)-(c).