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Amazon Web Services Achieves FedRAMP High Authorization

Most stringent FedRAMP authorization recognizes AWS GovCloud (US) as a secure environment to run highly sensitive government workloads

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 23, 2016-- Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an company (NASDAQ: AMZN), today announced that the AWS GovCloud (US) Region has received a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High baseline, a standardized set of security requirements for cloud services. AWS’s FedRAMP High authorization, which includes over 400 security controls, gives U.S. government agencies the ability to leverage the AWS Cloud for highly sensitive workloads, including Personal Identifiable Information (PII), sensitive patient records, financial data, law enforcement data, and other Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

"We are pleased to have achieved the FedRAMP High baseline, giving agencies a simplified path to moving their highly sensitive workloads to AWS so they can immediately begin taking advantage of the cloud’s agility and cost savings,” said Teresa Carlson

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