The popularity, flexibility, and functionality of the cloud are undeniable.  According to Gartner, global spending on public cloud services is at an all-time high, expected to eclipse $480 billion by the close of 2022.  Amazon Web Services (AWS) is an industry powerhouse, controlling a sizeable 31 percent of the market.  The capabilities AWS offers are constantly evolving, presenting both opportunities and potential challenges for end-users, particularly with cloud security.

Cloud security itself presents its own inherent challenges from lack of qualified personnel to configure systems, a myriad of advanced threats that can be overwhelming, and overall confusion in terms of the tools and solutions available to thwart attacks.  It is the nature of these challenges that presents significant business opportunities for managed service providers (MSPs) seeking to meet the surging demand for cloud services.

But, with this opportunity, do additional pitfalls remain?  Absolutely.  Despite the clear business advantages to providing cloud security in an MSP’s portfolio, there are countless security vendors constantly parading their wares as the “silver bullet” to heal security woes.  This creates inherent confusion when selecting the right cloud security provider as a partner.  It has traditionally been a frustrating experience and pervasive problem…until now.

Fortunately, cloud service leaders such as AWS understand the dilemma MSPs face when working to align with a security partner.  As a result, the industry behemoth recently established its first-ever “Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency” to help cut through the clutter and distinguish vendors that are delivering consistent and reliable cloud security services as opposed to marketing hype.

And, since Armor has been a pioneer in public cloud security for more than a decade, we know that the more we help clarify our expertise among a crowded field, the more we can help confident that they’ve made the right decision to work with us.  This rings true with news that makes us extremely proud!  Armor is among the first cloud security providers to achieve Level 1 MSSP Competency Status vetted by AWS security experts.

Our MSP partners can rest assured that Armor Anywhere has demonstrated its ability to protect and monitor critical AWS resources around the clock.  The competency was established by AWS to designate providers that are proven to deliver effective services across several important domains: vulnerability management, cloud security best practices and compliance, threat detection and response, network security, host and endpoint security, and application security.

This competency certification is yet another validation of our ability to make the complexities of cloud security simple without compromising performance or reliability.  With thousands of security vendors operating globally, we want to ensure we rise above the fray, so our partners will have one less thing to worry about as they seek to deliver the best cloud security possible to their clients.

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