Leidos becomes an AWS Managed Security Service Provider launch partner
As the world becomes more dependent on cloud-based solutions and services, we recognize the importance of being a leading innovator in this rapidly evolving market. The company’s partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) Partner Network (APN) as a Premier Partner is key to this effort, and the thriving relationship between Leidos and AWS is evident in the recognition Leidos has achieved. Since joining the AWS Partner Network in August 2014, Leidos has been selected for various competencies and programs.
Most recently, Leidos achieved AWS Level 1 Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) competency status. This designation recognizes that Leidos is at the forefront of the managed security services field. It showcases that the company offers a demonstrated capability — providing customers with a mature baseline of managed security services to protect and monitor customers' essential AWS resources around the clock. AWS introduced this standard of quality for managed security services to benefit cloud environments of any size. It 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 MSSP services, each with technical skillset and operational process requirements specific to AWS.
Leidos’ footprint with the AWS Partner Network extends beyond this most recent recognition. Beginning in April 2018, Leidos holds the AWS Managed Service Provider certification. This certification, which is reviewed annually, identifies Leidos as a mature and well-managed cloud service provider. It also reinforces to customers that Leidos has the ability to plan, design, build, migrate, run, and optimize complex systems hosted in AWS cloud environments. As the relationship between Leidos and AWS continues to develop and thrive, Leidos demonstrates the AWS connection in each of its core business and technology areas.
Leidos has achieved the AWS Government Competency certification for multiple industries, including national security and defense, citizen services, and public healthcare. In 2020, Leidos earned the AWS Healthcare Competency and the AWS Migration Competency. The healthcare competency demonstrates the company’s expertise in the specific performance, reliability, and data protection requirements of the healthcare industry. The migration competency is a “horizontal competency,” in which Leidos used reference programs to demonstrate the ability to migrate customer’s systems to the cloud.
Another way Leidos continues to make an impact with AWS is through its role as a long-time sponsor of the AWS Public Sector Summit – held annually in Washington D.C. This year, the company is a Platinum level sponsor.
These achievements served as stepping stones to obtaining and maintaining Leidos’ status as an AWS Premier Consulting Partner. This designation, which the company has held since June 2018, is the highest tier within the APN and is awarded by an executive committee within AWS. It recognizes partners who are market leaders, proven innovators, and who have made significant investments in technical skills and AWS expertise to drive successful customer outcomes.
Leidos’ teams are confident that the partnership between Leidos and AWS will continue to flourish. From AWS account creation to active security maintenance in production, Leidos’ security processes and design approach provide secure and operational systems in the cloud. The company’s security-centric mindset and culture of continuous innovation ensures solutions align with and exceed AWS and industry best practices. As an AWS Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) Competency launch partner, Leidos leads the industry in providing customers with secure, well-managed AWS cloud environments.
For more information on Leidos cloud solutions, please visit leidos.com/cloud.