June 10, 2024– Upwind announced today that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency status.

This designation recognizes that Upwind has successfully met AWS’s requirements for providing cyber security capabilities to AWS customers. The AWS Security Competency directly aligns common customer use cases to AWS Partner capabilities, accelerating positive security outcomes. The AWS Security Competency identifies 7 foundational categories of use cases which are: Perimeter Protection, Identity and Access Management, Threat Detection and Response, Infrastructure Protection, Data Protection, Compliance and Privacy, and Application Security. Each foundational category contains multiple cyber security capabilities, each with technical and operational requirements specific to AWS. 

In 2022, AWS relaunched the AWS Security competency to enable customers to easily acquire AWS Partner cyber security offerings, validated by AWS. AWS security experts annually validate the tools used and operational processes of each AWS Security Competency partner to address specific cloud security challenges aligned to the categories and use cases that they have applied for. The AWS Security Competency provides a faster and easier experience for customers to select the right AWS Partner to help them achieve their goals for business risk and cloud strategy confidence. 

Achieving the AWS Security Competency differentiates Upwind as a cyber security provider and AWS Partner with cloud security skill sets to earn the distinction of AWS Security Competency Partner. 

“Upwind is proud to achieve AWS Security Competency status. We are dedicated to helping organizations secure their cloud infrastructure and applications while remaining agile by leveraging the innovation and scalability that AWS provides.”

-Amiram Shachar, Co-Founder & CEO, Upwind

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Program to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

The Upwind Cloud Security Platform redefines the speed, visibility and actionability of cloud security by instantly identifying critical risks, getting to root causes faster and halting attacks in real time. 

“Upwind makes it seamless to view and protect all our cloud infrastructure. The visibility and context Upwind provides has made it easy for us to secure multi-architecture environments all from one centralized location.”

-Rinki Sethi, VP & VISO, Bill.