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Lacework partner, Observian, achieves AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency

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Guest Post by Archie Horton, Senior Director – Channel Sales, Observian


Lacework’s 2020 Partner of the Year, Observian, was recognized as 1 of just 8 North American Consulting Partners to Achieve “Launch Status” for Amazon Web Service’s newest Competency – AWS Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP). Partners associated with this AWS Competency have demonstrated the highest level of specialization, deep AWS technical expertise, and proven customer success, Securely Managing Cloud Environments.

This designation recognizes that Observian has successfully met AWS’ requirements for a baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor essential AWS resources 24/7, known as Level 1 Managed Security Services. “As an AWS Technology Partner (ISV), the Lacework team knows what an incredible achievement this is, and Lacework is proud to be a core part of Observian’s AWS MSSP Level 1 offering,” said Evan Ford, Director of Partner Services at Lacework. This new baseline standard of quality for managed security services was introduced by AWS to benefit cloud environments of any size and spans six security domains: vulnerability management, cloud security best practices and compliance, threat detection and response, network security, host and endpoint security, and application security. The six domains contain multiple Managed Security Service Provider services, each with technical skill sets and operational process requirements specific to AWS.

Observian is closely partnered with Lacework & powers its AWS MSSP Level 1 offering with Lacework’s cutting edge platform to remove the complexity, noise, and overhead of cloud security and compliance at scale. Staffed with experienced, distinguished, and certified Cloud Security Architects and Engineers, Observian removes the burden of monitoring, alerting, investigation analysis, and reporting. Observian’s Professional and Managed Services teams fuse years of cloud experience at some of the biggest names in tech to optimize and observe your cloud environment, allowing your company to focus on what it does best.

Amazon Web Services launched the AWS Level 1 MSSP Competency to enable customers to easily acquire ongoing security monitoring and management on all of their computing resources. AWS security experts annually validate the tools used and operational processes of each MSSP to address specific cloud security challenges such as continuous event monitoring, triaging, AWS service configuration best practices, and 24/7 incident response. This allows Observian to provide a faster and easier experience for customers to select the right MSSP to help them achieve their goals for business risk and cloud strategy confidence.

Visit our site to schedule a Free Cloud Security Review Meeting, a Well-Architected Review, or to simply learn more about Observian’s Level 1 AWS Managed Security Offering.

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