Cloud Compliance Made Easy: How AWS Private Marketplace Streamlines Your Journey

The cloud can offer incredible agility, scalability, and cost savings for businesses. However, managing compliance in this ever-evolving landscape can be a headache. Shadow IT, where employees purchase unauthorized cloud services, can introduce security risks and lead to regulation violations.

This is where AWS Private Marketplace comes in as a game-changer. It acts as a curated storefront within the broader AWS Marketplace, offering a controlled environment for organizations to procure and deploy AWS services.
This approach allows businesses to define a pre-approved set of resources that meet compliance and security requirements, thereby minimising the risk of unauthorised or non-compliant deployments.

Keeping Your Cloud Compliant: The Benefits of AWS Private Marketplace

 Here's how AWS Private Marketplace empowers your organization to achieve seamless cloud adoption while maintaining strict compliance:

  • Controlled Procurement: Say goodbye to unauthorized purchases. AWS Private Marketplace lets you create a custom catalogue of pre-approved AWS products and services. This ensures only vetted resources are available for procurement, significantly reducing the risk of unintentional compliance violations.

  • Regulatory Alignment: Navigating a complex web of industry regulations like GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI DSS can be daunting. AWS Private Marketplace simplifies this process by allowing you to pre-select solutions that have already undergone rigorous compliance assessments. This minimizes the effort required to demonstrate compliance during audits.

  • Centralized Governance: Empower your IT admins to take control. With AWS Private Marketplace, they can review, approve, and manage which AWS services are available within the organization. This centralized approach ensures only compliant and secure options are accessible to users.

  • Enhanced Security: Compliance often goes hand-in-hand with security. AWS Private Marketplace offers a controlled environment for provisioning resources, which reduces the potential attack surface and limits the exposure of sensitive data. This contributes to your overall security posture and compliance efforts.

  • Consistent Workflows: Standardize how your organization procures and deploys cloud resources. AWS Private Marketplace enforces consistent workflows, reducing the chances of human error and simplifying compliance policy enforcement across your teams.

  • Simplified Auditing: Compliance audits don't have to be a nightmare. AWS Private Marketplace provides a centralized view of all approved resources, making it easier to demonstrate compliance to auditors. This streamlines the process and leads to better audit outcomes.

  • Scalability and Growth: As your organization grows, managing compliance becomes even more critical. AWS Private Marketplace scales with you, accommodating changes in requirements and ensuring that new cloud resources adhere to established compliance guidelines.

 

Here's a sneak peek of one of the possibilities of implementing Private Marketplace in your organization:

Conclusion

In this setup an organization would create a dedicated account for Private Marketplace management and hand it over for example to the procurement team. From then it possible to create approved product catalogues, either for specific parts of your organisation or all accounts that are included. Some custom guardrails need to be put in place to safeguard the process and then you are ready to go ! 

 

Key Takeaways for Your Cloud Journey

  • Embrace the cloud with confidence. AWS Private Marketplace offers a controlled environment for cloud procurement, allowing you to focus on innovation without compromising compliance.
  • Simplify compliance management. Centralize governance, enforce policies, and streamline audits with a curated marketplace of approved services.
  • Reduce the risk of non-compliance. Minimize the threat of shadow IT and ensure all cloud resources adhere to regulatory standards.

By leveraging AWS Private Marketplace, your organization can unlock the full potential of the cloud while maintaining a strong foundation of compliance. With its centralized governance, streamlined workflows, and simplified auditing, AWS Private Marketplace empowers you to achieve a smooth and secure cloud journey.
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