Posted On: Jun 3, 2022

Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka (Amazon MSK) is now authorized as FedRAMP Moderate in US East (Ohio), US East (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon) and as FedRAMP High in AWS GovCloud (US) Regions.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a US government-wide program that delivers a standard approach to the security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. FedRAMP uses the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800 series and requires cloud service providers to receive an independent security assessment conducted by a third-party assessment organization (3PAO), to ensure that authorizations are compliant with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA). US Federal agencies and commercial customers working with the US Federal government can now utilize Amazon MSK to securely stream data.

Amazon MSK is a fully managed service for Apache Kafka that makes it easier for you to build and run applications that use Apache Kafka as a data store. Amazon MSK is fully compatible with Apache Kafka, which enables you to quickly migrate your existing Apache Kafka workloads to Amazon MSK with confidence or build new ones from scratch. With Amazon MSK, you spend more time innovating on applications and less time managing clusters.

For more information about FedRAMP compliance for AWS services, visit the compliance page. To learn more about Amazon Managed Streaming for Apache Kafka, visit documentation.