Earlier this week, Amazon announced some important compliance updates for Amazon FSx for Windows File Server. The company says that its popular cloud file storage service is finally FedRAMP compliant.
For those unfamiliar, FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) is a US government program that helps to standardize security evaluations and authorization for cloud-based products and services used by federal agencies. More specifically, the goal of this program is to reduce cybersecurity risks by ensuring that sensitive data and information stays protected in the cloud.
“Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is now authorized as FedRAMP Moderate in US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon) and as FedRAMP High in AWS GovCloud (US-West) and AWS GovCloud (US-East). Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is also approved as Department of Defense Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide Impact Level 2 (DoD SRG IL-2) in these regions,” the company explained in a press release.
Amazon FSx for Windows File Server is a popular and reliable solution that enables developers and IT admins to use shared file storage for Windows applications running on AWS. It provides a wide range of data management capabilities at lower storage costs. Amazon FSx for Windows File Server delivers high throughput, full SMB support, data protection, automated backups, file access auditing, and more. Furthermore, there are no upfront costs or licensing fees.
If you’re interested, you can check out our How to Set Up Amazon FSx for Windows File Server guide on Petri to learn about the cloud file storage service. For more information on AWS compliance, we invite you to check out the Services in Scope page.