August 24, 2021

DALLAS Aug. 24, 2021 — Armor, a global cloud security company, announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency status. This designation recognizes that Armor has successfully met AWS’s requirements for a baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7, known as Level 1 Managed Security Services. This new baseline standard of quality for managed security services was introduced by AWS to benefit cloud environments of any size and it spans six security domains: vulnerability management, cloud security best practices and compliance, threat detection and response, network security, host and endpoint security, and application security. The six domains contain multiple MSSP services, each with technical skillset and operational process requirements specific to AWS.

AWS launched the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency to enable customers to easily acquire ongoing security monitoring and management, validated by AWS. AWS security experts annually validate the tools used and operational processes of each MSSP address specific cloud security challenges such as continuous event monitoring, triaging, AWS service configuration best practices, and 24/7 incident response. The AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency provides a faster and easier experience for customers to select the right MSSP to help them achieve their goals for business risk and cloud strategy confidence.

Achieving the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency differentiates Armor as an MSSP and AWS Partner with essential 24/7 managed cloud security skillsets to earn the distinction of Level 1 MSSP.

“Being among the first AWS Partners to attain Level 1 MSSP Competency reflects our commitment to strengthen the cloud security posture of our fast-growing partner network,” said Bryan Hauptman, CRO, Armor.  “This, in turn, will help them benefit from the entire scope of the dynamic capabilities of AWS and be in a better position to help their customers keep information safe.”

Armor Anywhere is a turnkey, enterprise-grade cybersecurity platform purpose-built for managed service providers (MSPs).  It safeguards endpoints, network, server, and cloud environments against malicious threats that can infiltrate and disrupt operations.  MSPs also use the platform to help streamline compliance for customers.  In the event of an attack, Armor experts are available 24/7/365 to help provide a quick and effective response.

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

“Armor Anywhere adapts to the fluidity of AWS to help eliminate cloud design constraints,” said Kris Bliesner, CEO, Vega Cloud.  “By incorporating Armor in Vega atelier, our M&E clients maintain a highly responsive experience for their graphics-intensive workloads while safeguarding their creative content within one, unified platform.”

About Armor
Armor is a global cloud security company. We make cloud security and compliance simple, achievable, and manageable across any environment. Our consolidated security platform safeguards your endpoints, network, server, and cloud against malicious threats seeking to infiltrate and disrupt your business. We also help organizations streamline compliance. In the event of an attack, our cybersecurity experts are available 24/7/365 to help you respond quickly and effectively. Armor is trusted by more than 1,500 customers in over 40 countries. To learn more, visit or follow @armor on Twitter.

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