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AWS GovCloud adds several new services

A number of new services are now available to government agencies on the Amazon Web Services GovCloud platform.

At the AWS Public Sector Summit on June 13, AWS announced GovCloud US-East Region facility is expected to become available to government customers in 2018.

AWS also announced that its Amazon Rekognition image analysis service is now available in the AWS GovCloud region. Rekognition lets developers build applications that detect objects, scenes and faces, identify inappropriate content and search for similar faces in a large collection of images in near real time.

The AWS Config rules are also now available for government users. AWS Config simplifies compliance auditing, security analysis, change management and operational troubleshooting by continuously recording and evaluating AWS resource configurations.  Users  can customize pre-defined rules to evaluate AWS resource configurations or create their own custom rules for resource configurations.

On June 13, Gigamon announced that its Visibility Platform is now available in the AWS GovCloud as well.  The service gives public-sector organizations deeper and more pervasive visibility to manage, secure and understand sensitive data and regulated workloads running in AWS, enabling compliance with federal operational requirements. 

Also recently made available in AWS GovCloud is’s  Evident Security Platform, which automates the continuous monitoring and reporting of security controls. The ESP offering comes enabled with NIST 800-53 Compliance View, which provides one-click reporting for the pass/fail status of all testable controls.

And Fugue, a provider of automated cloud infrastructure management solutions, announced June 8 that its service is available in AWS GovCloud.  Fugue centralizes the management and compliance enforcement of multiple cloud environments across many AWS accounts, helping agencies control and gain visibility into their cloud usage and operations.


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