AWS Marketplace

Category: Security, Identity, & Compliance

Creating a curated digital catalog of AWS Marketplace products in a secured multi-account environment

The enterprise customers I work with use AWS Control Tower to set up and govern their secure multi-account AWS environments. They want to enable their technology users to find, buy, and immediately start using software from AWS Marketplace to run on their environments. At the same time, they also want to restrict AWS Marketplace purchases […]

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Configuring Barracuda CloudGen WAF on your Virtual Private Cloud

  Installing a web application firewall (WAF) in your virtual private cloud (VPC) protects your applications against sophisticated threats. Possible threats include Structure Query Language (SQL) injection, cross-site scripting (XSS), malware uploads, and application Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks. Installing a WAF can improve overall application performance while mitigating risks. Most WAFs include built-in […]

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Controlling access to a well-architected Private Marketplace using IAM and AWS Organizations

At re:Invent 2018, AWS announced Private Marketplace, a feature that helps customers govern third-party software procurement from AWS Marketplace. In this post, I share some best practices that help you follow the principle of least privilege and implement access control using IAM and service control policies (SCPs) in AWS Organizations to set up a well-architected […]

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Creating endpoint security policies with CrowdStrike’s Falcon Endpoint Protection

The term “endpoints” usually refers to user devices, such as laptops and servers. Cloud-based endpoints, however, include more than just the device: databases, instances, services, and applications. As endpoints have changed, endpoint security has expanded from a simple antivirus solution to an integrated set of advanced visibility and security features. Endpoint security solutions now offer […]

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Creating web access control lists using Fortinet Managed Rules set from AWS Marketplace

Firewalls provide a security layer by giving you control over which traffic you allow to access your web applications. Web Appliction Firewalls such as AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) do this by allowing you to customize web security rules to define which traffic can access your applications and which traffic should be blocked. While […]

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Automate AWS account provisioning and server migration using AWS Service Catalog and CloudEndure from AWS Marketplace

If you’re involved in a migration project for your company that is moving to the AWS Cloud, you’ll likely go through a variety of stages, such as migration preparation, portfolio discovery, planning, and design. In most cases, the rubber hits the road after these stages, and you begin migrating your physical, virtual, or cloud-based infrastructur­­­­­e […]

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Prioritizing security ops in the cloud: overview of an AWS and SANS Institute educational webinar

Security practitioners designing and implementing solutions on Amazon Web Services (AWS) have a breadth of AWS services and third-party Independent Software Vendor (ISV) security solutions to help them customize and control security. AWS services can help you enable relevant controls for key security use cases and lay the foundation for a stronger overall security posture. […]

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CloudFormation Templates 101 for Sellers in AWS Marketplace

AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog that enables qualified Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) to market software solutions and makes it easy for AWS customers to find, buy, and deploy software on AWS. In this post, I will explain a use case where CloudFormation template is a better fit than a Single-AMI solution, and then I […]

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Determining when to buy annual licenses in AWS Marketplace

Overview AWS Marketplace is a digital catalog of software solutions from independent software vendors (ISVs) that offer a variety of pricing options, including SaaS contracts, hourly billing, annual licenses, and private offers for their software products. Almost half of these AMI products offer annual subscription options, so customers often ask me how to know when […]

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Centralizing payments in AWS Marketplace with consolidated billing

AWS Marketplace is a curated digital catalog that lists thousands of software solutions with flexible pricing options. SaaS contracts, hourly billing, annual licenses, and private offers are examples of different payment options to choose from. Typically, when customers are in the procurement process, they use multiple linked accounts to subscribe to these products with several […]

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