AWS Launches Channel MSSP Competency

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has unveiled a new MSSP competency for the channel. AWS bills its Level 1 MSSP Competency as a “baseline standard of quality” for customers, including startups, SMBs and global enterprises, to refer to when choosing an MSSP.

“For some organizations, operationalizing their security responsibilities in the cloud with the right tools, people, and processes can be challenging if they don’t have the cloud security expertise they need in-house,” AWS said in a statement.

It went on to say an MSSP can “integrate, join forces with, and work alongside” in-house security teams, or provide full outsourcing for AWS security operations.

Partners featured on the Level 1 MSSP Competency will have their technical and operational capabilities validated against the Level 1 Managed Security Services baseline, according to the statement.

Partners reaching this level must demonstrate “high-quality” AWS security operation skill sets, and be committed to annual validation of their capabilities by AWS security experts.

The cloud services provider said AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency Partners work closely with AWS security experts to develop offerings that operationalize security tools, skill sets and processes leveraging supporting tools.

This includes native AWS security services such as AWS Security Hub and Amazon GuardDuty, AWS solutions implementations and third-party solutions from AWS Security Competency ISV Partners.

Launch partners include 5 Pillars, Accenture, Arctic Wolf, Atos, Capgemini, Claranet, IBM and more.