Sysdig achieves AWS Security Competency

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Update to the original blog as of 26 July 2022:

As AWS continues to expand its security competencies to encompass more number and complex use cases, we are pleased to announce that Sysdig has now achieved AWS Security Competency in the following categories:

  • Identity and Access Management category for Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)
  • Threat Detection and Response category for Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR)
  • Compliance and Privacy category for Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)

Sysdig Secure was re-evaluated for use cases in the above categories by the AWS competencies team.

Original post (25 January 2022) follows:

Sysdig today announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency status. This crucial designation recognizes the value provided by the Sysdig Secure DevOps Platform to AWS customers to achieve their container and cloud security goals. As a key partner for the ecosystem, Sysdig collaborates closely with AWS and its customers to enhance the protection of cloud infrastructure and applications against continuously evolving security threats.

What is the AWS Competency Program?

AWS started the AWS Competency Program to identify its best Technology Partners that follow AWS best practices in addition to the industry benchmarks for helping its customers. By being one of the few platforms achieving the Security Competency in the AWS Partner Network (APN), Sysdig has demonstrated its commitment to AWS by building a well-architected and deeply integrated security solution that has been customized for the best interests of AWS customers.

Note that Sysdig already has achieved AWS competency statuses for DevOps and Containers in the past. Sysdig has proven these competencies by:

  • Working with AWS on rigorous APN competency qualification processes
  • Demonstrating AWS business history
  • Validating multiple customer references

AWS Customers of various sizes from startups to enterprises have thus successfully leveraged the Sysdig Secure DevOps Platform for these said competencies.

To quote Knox Anderson, Vice President of Product at Sysdig –

This validation from AWS recognizes the Sysdig Secure DevOps platform as a value-added security solution that can protect organizations from malicious attacks, detect breaches, and remediate issues on AWS while providing complete visibility across cloud assets.

What does it mean for customers?

Selecting a cloud security solution means evaluating and balancing multiple decision criteria not limited to the following:

  • Budget and pricing
  • Needs to features fit
  • Time to value
  • Buy-in from various teams including Cloud Infrastructure, Governance and Compliance, Incident response, Applications, and Security

Sysdig, besides being vouched by AWS as a security partner, has got these criteria already figured out for our customers and prospects.

The Sysdig Secure DevOps Platform provides security built on an open-source stack that includes Falco and Cloud Custodian, open standards for runtime threat detection, cloud compliance, and response. At Sysdig, we provide deep visibility to run apps confidently on Amazon Web Services, including Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, and AWS Fargate.

What does it mean for our partner stakeholders at AWS?

If you are an AWS Technical Account Manager (TAM) or an AWS personnel working with your customers to choose a great cloud and container security and visibility solution, definitely evaluate the Sysdig Secure DevOps platform for use cases such as:

Continuous cloud security posture management Read more
Host and image scanning Read more
Runtime threat detection Read more
Network security Read more
Kubernetes & container monitoring Read more
Managed enterprise Prometheus monitoring Read more
Continuous compliance Read more
Incident response & forensics Read more
Troubleshooting Read more


The Sysdig platform also has a rich set of AWS integrations for:

AWS CloudTrail Amazon EKS AWS Fargate
AWS Security Hub Amazon ECS CloudWatch
AWS Lambda AWS Outposts
Bottlerocket Amazon ECR
We look forward to working with our AWS customers!

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