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Newest APN Competency: Security Partner Solutions

Security is the top priority at AWS, and we work with a global ecosystem of APN Partners who provide security solutions on AWS. In fact, we spoke about our vast ecosystem at the Chicago Summit on July 1st:

Today, we’re thrilled to announce an important new launch for our APN Partners: the launch of the APN Security Competency.

What is the APN Security Competency?

Security on AWS is a shared responsibility between AWS and the customer: AWS manages the underlying infrastructure, and customers secure anything they put on the infrastructure or connect to the infrastructure. APN Partners offer hundreds of industry-leading products that are equivalent, identical to, or integrate with existing controls in your on-premises environments. These products complement the existing AWS services to enable you to deploy a comprehensive security architecture and a more seamless experience across your cloud and on-premises environments.

APN Security Competency Partners have demonstrated success in building products and solutions on AWS to support customers in multiple areas, including: infrastructure security, policy management, identity management, security monitoring, vulnerability management, and data protection.

Security Use Cases and Launch APN Partners 

By becoming an APN Security Partner, firms can distinguish themselves by their use case expertise on AWS, making it easier for customers to identify and connect with them to address their security considerations.

Below are the use cases that our inaugural APN Security Partners have demonstrated expertise in on AWS, along with a list of our launch Competency Partners associated with each:

Infrastructure Security: Designed to identify and protect your applications and data from cyber-attacks and other advanced threats vectors.

Launch Partners: Alert Logic, Imperva, Trend Micro

Identity & Access Control: Help define and manage access policies to enforce business governance including, user authentication, SSO, and enforcement.

Launch Partners: Okta, OneLogin, Ping Identity

Logging & Monitoring: Maintain visibility and audibility of activity in your application infrastructure, while providing policy-driven alerting, and reporting.

Launch Partners: Splunk, Sumo Logic

Configuration & Vulnerability Analysis:  Inspect your application deployments for security risks and vulnerabilities, while providing priorities and advice for remediation.

Launch Partners: Evident io, Qualys, Tenable

Data Protection: Assist with safeguarding your data from unauthorized disclosure and modification, through encryption, key management, and policy-driven controls.

Launch Partners: SafeNet, Vormetric

Why Attain the APN Security Competency?

The Security Competency provides the means by which customers can discover your solutions via the AWS Partner Solution pages, and gives customers confidence that your solution has been vetted by AWS.

Participation in the Competency Program includes the opportunity for Competency Partners to participate in use case specific go-to-market activities that further allow us to feature your subject-matter expertise and customer success. Activities and artifacts may include joint events, webinars, co-authored whitepapers, reference architectures, and targeted marketing campaigns designed to drive awareness.

How Can I Apply for the Program?

If you’re an APN Partner interested in the Competency Program, click here to learn more.

To apply for the Security Competency, log in to the APN Portal, update your Partner Scorecard, click on Apply for APN Competencies (under My APN Account) and submit application.