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MLPS Compliance

AWS China (Beijing) Region obtains Multi-Level Protection Scheme (MLPS) Level 3 approval.

The Multi-Level Protection Scheme (MLPS) is designed and introduced by the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) of the People’s Republic of China to secure national critical infrastructure and important information systems. The scheme uses five different levels to classify the IT systems based on their influence in national security, social order and public interests, with Level 5 as the most critical system rating.

AWS China (Beijing) cloud infrastructure network system, cloud computing services system and cloud storage services system have all been classified as Level 3 systems, which has been filed to MPS.

In accordance with the Administration on Classified Protection of Information Security (MPS 2007-#43), a third-party assessment institute has executed an assessment on the AWS cloud infrastructure network system, cloud computing services system and cloud storage services system. The evaluation results show all of the above systems have met Level 3 requirements of GB/T 22239-2008 (Information security technology--Basic requirements for classified protection of information system security) in ten categories, including:

  • Physical security
  • Network security
  • Host security
  • Application security
  • Data backup and recovery
  • Security management mechanism
  • Security management system
  • Personnel security management
  • System establishment management
  • System operation and maintenance management

Passing the MLPS Level 3 assessment demonstrates that AWS has made a longstanding commitment to the security of our services, in addition to a great effort in meeting regional regulations.

All of our Chinese customers, including most of China’s State Owned Enterprises and government agencies in various areas, such as finance, transportation, telecom, education and healthcare, can now accelerate their own MLPS compliance by building systems on the AWS infrastructure.


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