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Aqua Security named AWS Security Competency Partner
Wed, 7th Sep 2022
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Pure-play cloud native security provider Aqua Security has announced that it has been recognised in the Compliance and Privacy category in the Amazon Web Services Security Competency.

This designation recognises that the Aqua Cloud Native Protection Platform (has demonstrated proven technology and deep expertise to help customers achieve their cloud security goals.

Achieving the AWS Security Competency in this category differentiates Aqua as an AWS Partner that provides specialised software designed to help companies from start-ups and mid-sized businesses to the largest global enterprises to adopt, develop and deploy complex security projects on AWS. To receive the designation, AWS Partner Network members must possess deep AWS expertise and deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.

“Aqua is proud to be among the first APN members to achieve this competency,” says Dror Davidoff, co-founder and CEO, Aqua Security.

“Aqua has been the pioneer in cloud workload security and cloud security posture management since our inception, and we have continued to pave the way in cloud native security with our integrated CNAPP platform," he says.

“Achieving the AWS Security Competency reflects Aqua’s dedication to helping  customers achieve their security goals by combining our technology and expertise with the range of powerful security tools AWS provides.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions from start-ups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners  with deep industry experience and expertise.

According to Aqua, the company is continuously innovating to enhance its offerings to better support AWS and the cloud. Recent innovations include:

#    Assessing Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) virtual machine for vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and embedded secrets with intelligent contextual scanning to better prioritise relative risk of zero-day vulnerability findings.

#    Expanding options for hybrid architecture adoption through consolidated visibility and consistent enforcement for both Amazon EKS Anywhere and Red Hat OpenShift customers migrating to Red Hat OpenShift on AWS (ROSA).

#    Permitting  zero-trust architectures for AWS Fargate with the Aqua Pod Enforcer to enforce assurance policies at runtime.

#    Expanding the general availability of cloud native security software-as-as-service (SaaS) in the EU and Singapore. Customers in each region can take advantage of the data sovereignty, platform security and flexibility provided by the localised SaaS services to help prevent cloud native attacks before they happen.

#    Ensuring consistent security policies before deployment of AWS Lambda containerised functions and serverless workloads with vulnerability, misconfiguration and permissions scanning integrated into Continuous Integration (CI) tools . Using Aqua’s NanoEnforcer, which is injected automatically as a  Lambda Layer, it allows for seamless support  of security monitoring and enforcement with no code or operational modification.