Amazon EventBridge adds Server-Side Encryption (SSE) and increases default quotas

Posted on: Nov 24, 2020

Amazon EventBridge now provides Server-Side Encryption (SSE) using AWS Owned Keys for protection of sensitive data. SSE is enabled by default and lets you transmit sensitive data more securely with EventBridge.

Amazon EventBridge is a serverless event bus that enables you to create scalable event-driven applications. Event-driven applications use events to take an action when a change occurs, for example, automatically assigning a customer support agent when a new support ticket is created. Developers embrace event-driven architectures because it enables them to decouple their microservices, making their applications more scalable, reliable, cost-effective, and simple to operate.

When customers publish events on the EventBridge bus, the events are encrypted using 256-bit Advanced Encryption Standard (AES-256) which secures your data from unauthorized access. Customers do not need to create or manage these keys and SSE using AWS owned Keys is available at no additional cost to the customers. Support for Amazon EventBridge SSE is available in all AWS Commercial and GovCloud (US) Regions.

We have also increased our default PutEvents Quota to 10,000 transactions per second in US East (N. Virginia), US West (Oregon) and Europe (Ireland) making it easier to support applications with high throughput. Customers with approved quotas that are higher than the new quotas will continue to have access to those higher quotas. To learn more about quotas and to request further increases for any regions, please visit our documentation.  

To learn more about Amazon EventBridge, please visit the Amazon EventBridge page.