New managed service allows SaaS application developers who build on
AWS to offer private endpoints as an additional option for accessing
their service, increasing security for end customers by eliminating the
need to expose data to the public Internet
Aqua Security, Autodesk, CA Technologies, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud,
Dynatrace, Salesforce, SigOpt, Snowflake, and Twilio are among the SaaS
providers who are or will be using AWS PrivateLink to enhance the
security, privacy, and performance of their applications running on AWS
AWS PrivateLink also makes it easy for customers to connect services
across different accounts and VPCs within their organization to simplify
their network architecture
SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 28, 2017--
Today at AWS re:Invent, Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an Amazon.com
company (NASDAQ:AMZN), announced that customers can now use AWS
PrivateLink to access third-party SaaS applications from their Virtual
Private Cloud (VPC) without exposing their VPC to the public Internet.
Customers can also use AWS PrivateLink to connect services across
different accounts and VPCs within their own organizations,
significantly simplifying their internal network architecture. To get
started with AWS PrivateLink visit: https://aws.amazon.com/vpc/details/.
Since the introduction of Amazon VPC in 2009, AWS customers have been
able to define and control private, secure networks without having to
invest in and manage a VPN infrastructure. The vast majority of Amazon
EC2 instances now run in Amazon VPCs, and many customers rely on the
ability to limit access to their VPC from the Internet as a critical
component of their security. However, this presents a challenge when
using third-party SaaS applications, as customers often have to make a
choice between allowing Internet access from their VPC in order to
access these SaaS applications, or not using them at all. With AWS
PrivateLink, customers can now connect their VPCs to third-party
services in a secure and scalable manner. Earlier this month, AWS
introduced the ability for customers to access AWS services over AWS
PrivateLink. Now, AWS has extended AWS PrivateLink to support non-AWS
services so that customers no longer have to choose between using a
third-party SaaS offering or exposing their critical data to the
Internet. Traffic between a customer's VPC and a AWS PrivateLink-powered
service stays within the AWS network and doesn't traverse the Internet,
reducing threat vectors such as "brute force" and
distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. Services supported on AWS
PrivateLink are delivered using private IP connectivity and security
groups, and function like services that are hosted directly on a
customer's private network.
"We have seen a growing desire from our enterprise customers to move
from traditional on-premises applications to SaaS offerings hosted in
the cloud. However, we have also heard that adoption of many SaaS
offerings is limited by customers' desire not to expose their data to
the Internet. With AWS PrivateLink, customers now have a way to access
third-party services over their dedicated AWS network," said Matt
Garman, Vice President, Compute Services, AWS. "With AWS PrivateLink, it
has never been easier or more secure for our customers to use SaaS
applications within their AWS environment."
When customers use AWS PrivateLink to connect to SaaS applications like
Twilio or Snowflake, their exposure to common security threats is
significantly reduced. "At Twilio, we care about the security of our
customers. As part of our Twilio Interconnect offering, AWS PrivateLink
will provide another option for our customers, whether they are running
on AWS or on-premises, to establish secure and private connections
directly to the Twilio cloud," said Richard Seiersen, CISO and VP of
Trust, Twilio. "AWS PrivateLink complements the investments we have made
to meet the security and compliance needs of our customers."
"Snowflake continues to drive innovation by offering fast, affordable
and secure data warehouse solutions," said Matt Glickman, Vice President
of Product Management, Snowflake. "One of the key concerns our
enterprise customers have is how to securely transmit data in the cloud.
By embracing AWS PrivateLink, Snowflake can now offer customers an
end-to-end solution to securely access their data without ever having to
go over the public Internet."
Combining the developer experience coders love with the trust and
infrastructure services big companies need, Heroku is the leading
platform for building transformative enterprise apps, fast. "Customers
are increasingly building applications that span both Heroku and
existing AWS resources - all while leveraging AWS to extend Salesforce
deployments," said Adam Gross, SVP of Heroku at Salesforce. "AWS
PrivateLink is a secure new way for joint Salesforce and AWS users to
harness customer data and build applications with speed and simplicity."
Using AWS Marketplace, customers can easily discover SaaS products that
support AWS PrivateLink. AWS Marketplace features a wide range of AWS
PrivateLink-enabled products, many of which are available today with
many more coming soon. Sellers that will be supporting AWS PrivateLink
include Aqua Security, CA Technologies, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud,
Dynatrace, and SigOpt.
SigOpt is a SaaS optimization platform that amplifies research by taking
customers' research pipeline and tuning it, right in place, from machine
learning and data science to manufacturing and process engineering.
"Last month, we announced the availability of SigOpt on AWS," said Scott
Clark, Co-founder and CEO, SigOpt. "Today, we are doubling down on our
collaboration with AWS through AWS PrivateLink. With AWS PrivateLink,
customers can now use SigOpt from a custom, secure endpoint within their
Amazon VPCs. This allows SigOpt to function as if the service were
available in customers' own networks, while maintaining all of the
benefits that make our SaaS solution so great."
AWS PrivateLink will make it easier for customers like Autodesk to
manage their growing network as a series of smaller and interconnected
VPCs. "At Autodesk, we have hundreds of developer teams using their own
accounts and VPCs for building products and services," said Reeny
Sondhi, Chief of Product Security, Autodesk. "AWS PrivateLink will give
our developers an easy, secure, and scalable way to enable private
connectivity for shared services and microservices across different
accounts and VPCs. We are excited to use a solution that will deliver
higher agility in product development and improved security posture at
the same time."
AWS PrivateLink is generally available today in US East (N. Virginia),
US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), US West (N. California), EU (London),
EU (Ireland), EU (Frankfurt), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai),
Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney),
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) and South America (São Paulo) regions.
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