Newly formed alliance bridges cloud storage security gap for U.S. public sector organizations using Amazon S3 in the AWS Cloud
January 10, 2022 ‒ Cloud Storage Security, the leading cloud-native security software provider for cloud object storage, and managed services and DevOps provider A&T Systems, Inc. (A&T) today announced they’re partnering to provide public sector organizations in the U.S. with additional resources to manage cloud storage security in the AWS Cloud.
A&T is an Advanced Consulting Partner, Authorized Public Sector Partner, Government Competency Partner, and Authorized Government Reseller in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN). A&T’s AWS Cloud Practice is made up of a community of highly experienced cloud architects and engineers who provide usage, governance, DevOps guidance, managed services and cloud consulting. Solutions include Managed Storage as a Service, which assists with migrations to cloud storage, and FileXM, which simplifies file transfers to AWS.
Cloud Storage Security is an APN Advanced Technology Partner, Public Sector Partner, and ISV Accelerate Program Member. Cloud Storage Security provides data security intelligence for organizations using or migrating to the cloud.
As more organizations are moving to the AWS Cloud to reduce costs and improve cash flow, a growing number are using Amazon S3 as part of their cloud-native application workflows. Yet, there is a blind spot in cloud storage workflows — if Amazon S3 objects are not scanned for malware and viruses, malicious files can infect users, customers, partners and critical applications.
In line with cloud providers’ shared responsibility model, it is up to the organization to protect their cloud workflows from advanced threats; AWS does not scan Amazon S3 objects. Through the partnership, A&T clients have access to Cloud Storage Security’s turnkey antivirus solution that addresses this often overlooked security need — Antivirus for Amazon S3.
Antivirus for Amazon S3, prevents organizations from sharing malware via their cloud-based applications. Its cloud database offering, SecureCloudDB, protects organizations from data breaches and attacks via asset discovery and vulnerability assessments. Both products complement and extend AWS-native security services.
“A&T is a known leader in the public sector and we are proud to work with them,” Cloud Storage Security Founder and CEO, Aaron Newman noted. “Our affiliation strengthens our commitment to helping ensure state, local, and education organizations are best positioned to keep malicious threats at bay when employing the use of Amazon S3.”
“This partnership aligns with A&T’s history of bringing solutions to the public sector that enable cloud adoption and enhance security,” said Dr. Ashok Thareja, CEO of A&T Systems, “We are excited to offer another well architected solution to our customers that enhances their digital transformation and promotes continued compliance.”
A&T holds the NASPO ValuePoint Master Agreement for providing AWS Infrastructure-as-a-Service to State and Local Governments, Healthcare Organizations, K-12 and Non-Profits. NASPO ValuePoint is a cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model. Antivirus for Amazon S3 is available on A&T’s NASPO VP contract through the AWS Marketplace.
Cloud Storage Security and A&T review the partnership and offering in more detail in this on-demand talk: Advanced Threats via Amazon S3 Workflows. Is Public Sector Prepared?