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How to Enhance the Security and Compliance of Cloud Architectures with Datacom and AWS Services

Security and compliance governance is one of the most challenging problems organizations face when managing their cloud infrastructure. After years of working with AWS, Datacom Group has observed that each client has their own industry-specific security and compliance requirements. What’s needed is a solution that is flexible enough to cater to diverse customer requirements. Datacom’s governance solution is flexible and can integrate with a number of AWS native services to offer enhanced capabilities.

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Minimizing the PCI Compliance Burden Using Containerization, Microservices, and AWS

Leveraging cloud-based microservices is not a solution that works for everyone or every application, but it’s one more point in favor of transitioning legacy applications to microservices. If you’re already looking to re-architect, consider it an opportunity to spin out regulated data into separate containers. From there, it’s not much more effort to move those containers to AWS. Learn how AWS technologies can help organizations reduce their Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance burden.

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How BriteCore Improved Security and Scalability by Migrating Insurance Workloads with AWS Landing Zone

BriteCore was originally designed as an on-premises data center-based monolith; a state-of-the-art core insurance solution. However, the business agility, cost savings, and increased security of the cloud made it clear the insurance industry had to migrate. Learn how BriteCore used AWS Landing Zone to deliver a modern administrative system for Property & Casualty insurance that could be more agile, scale better, and be more secure than on-premises infrastructure.

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New-Look AWS Service Delivery Validation Checklists for APN Consulting Partners

To receive the AWS Service Delivery designation, organizations must undergo rigorous technical validation. They are also assessed on the security, performance, and reliability of their AWS solutions. To help APN Consulting Partners better understand this process and our validation requirements, we are releasing new versions of the AWS Service Delivery Validation Checklists. These outline for the customer case study and technical criteria needed to achieve the AWS Service Delivery designation.

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Understanding Your Options for Deploying and Licensing Oracle on AWS

Oracle customers have common questions about their licensing options when considering deployment to AWS. Oracle customers who do not proactively confirm their options risk spending too much on licensing. Customers may also face an Oracle audit that could expose avoidable license compliance issues. AWS has a variety of options for customers considering deployment of Oracle to AWS. When done properly, customers can significantly optimize their Oracle license costs when deploying to the proper AWS service.

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Reducing the Cost of Managing Multiple AWS Accounts Using AWS Control Tower

As larger and more complex workloads are deployed on AWS, multi-account solutions are an increasingly common architectural blueprint. Often referred to as cloud “landing zones,” these blueprints enable simple administrative boundaries. However, using multiple accounts increases the complexity of security tooling, access control and authorization, and cross-account networking. AWS Control Tower simplifies the process of setting up multi-account environments with predefined security baseline templates.

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Say Hello to 90 New AWS Competency, Service Delivery, Service Ready, and MSP Partners Added in April

We are excited to highlight 90 APN Partners that received new designations in April for our global AWS Competency, AWS Managed Service Provider (MSP), AWS Service Delivery, and AWS Service Ready programs. These designations span workload, solution, and industry, and help AWS customers identify top APN Partners that can deliver on core business objectives. APN Partners are focused on your success, helping customers take full advantage of the business benefits AWS has to offer.

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Integrating Third-Party Solutions to AWS Config Rule Evaluations

AWS Config continuously monitors and records your AWS resource configurations, and allows you to automate the evaluation of recorded configurations against desired configurations. This post aims to assist you on deploying a set of custom AWS Config Rules that leverages third-party REST APIs to evaluate AWS resources in an automated fashion. The AWS Config evaluations represented in this guide show the reporting status of Amazon EC2 instances against TrendMicro and Qualys.

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Monitoring Your Palo Alto Networks VM-Series Firewall with a Syslog Sidecar

By hosting a Palo Alto Networks VM-Series firewall in an Amazon VPC, you can use AWS native cloud services—such as Amazon CloudWatch, Amazon Kinesis Data Streams, and AWS Lambda—to monitor your firewall for changes in configuration. This post explains why that’s desirable and walks you through the steps required to do it. You now have a way to monitor your Palo Alto Networks firewall that is very similar to how you monitor your AWS environment with AWS Config.

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How TCS Cloud Exponence Monitors Security and Compliance Across AWS Accounts

The move to primarily cloud-based operations has pushed enterprises to prioritize digital security mechanisms and regulatory compliance controls to safeguard weaknesses and reduce effects of an attack. TCS Cloud Exponence is a multi-cloud operations solution with a focus on a range of critical security operations such as cloud perimeter monitoring, patch management, vulnerability assessment, compliance monitoring, alerting, and reporting.

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