Cloudnexa joins Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS program’s Global Security and Compliance Acceleration (GSCA) initiative

cloudnexa joins authority to operate (ato) on aws program’s global security and compliance acceleration (gsca) initiative

We’re excited to announce that Cloudnexa has joined the Authority to Operate (ATO) on AWS program’s Global Security and Compliance Acceleration (GSCA) initiative. This sought-after program helps customers meet and maintain the compliance and security requirements that apply to their AWS workloads. As an expansion to ATO on AWS, the newer GSCA initiative extends the program to a global focus so customers in regions outside the U.S. can also receive the compliance guidance and support they need.

Broad compliance options with the ATO program and GSCA initiative

The primary purpose of the program and its global initiative is to validate partners with the experience, expertise, solutions, and competencies to run specific compliant workloads on AWS. Public sector frameworks were the traditional focus of the program, such as the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) and the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC). However, recent expansions have brought in compliance more generally, with organizations also pursuing frameworks including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the System and Organization Controls Trust Services Criteria (SOC 2).

Cloudnexa’s entry into the program

Through hard work on the part of the entire Cloudnexa team, we’re delighted to join only a handful of providers designated as an ATO on AWS validated partner. This is an important step for Cloudnexa, and one that highlights our commitment to our compliance practice. Our experience includes a wide range of forward-looking firms. We supported One Medical Passport, a company focused on streamlining outpatient workflows, and migrated their workloads to AWS while maintaining HIPAA compliance. Cloudnexa also worked with Knightscope, a leader in autonomous robotics, to build an entirely new environment in AWS GovCloud as part of their FedRAMP certification process.

What our AWS on ATO work means for our customers

Very few true consulting partners within the AWS partner ecosystem are vetted through the ATO program and GSCA initiative. Cloudnexa’s entry into this elite group puts us in a unique position to focus on helping innovative clients achieve their compliance goals. We’re able to deliver a mature and experienced compliance practice aligned with our deep AWS platform capabilities.

Among the primary benefits our customers gain through our participation in the program is the extensive validation of our services and solutions. AWS puts its program partners through a rigorous audit that tests and confirms our credentials as well as our approach, our architecture, design, deployment, and security capabilities around AWS environments. Essentially this process provides external affirmation that we know what we’re doing. That’s critically important to our customers because when you partner with Cloudnexa, you don’t have to take our word for it—you’ll know AWS has validated that we know what we’re doing.

In addition, our clients have the potential to save both time and money by partnering with Cloudnexa for their compliance needs. Most businesses lack the niche expertise needed to successfully navigate the complexities of even a single compliance framework. This inexperience results in wasted money, energy, and time. Your ability to keep pace with market demands and to stay ahead of competitors’ offerings could be impaired and the financial risks that follow can be significant. The Cloudnexa team has a proven track record of success supporting customers with their compliance efforts, and that means we can help you get to market faster, with fewer interruptions and fewer issues.

Perhaps most important is the risk reduction customers experience when working with our experts. Enterprises that proceed through the audit process after working with us typically receive limited (or zero) high-risk findings. This is a very big deal, because your business does not want high-risk findings from an audit. A carefully crafted strategy built on our extensive experience positions customers to avoid negative results and benefit from a more predictable and productive experience.

We’ll be sharing more insight into compliance challenges and opportunities in the coming months. Our experts will also explore individual regulatory frameworks and how these investments are helping organizations grow and expand their reach and service their clients better. Another highlight our compliance team plans to share with customers this year is a roadshow that will enable us to connect with organizations interested in pursuing various compliance frameworks and show them how they can position their enterprises for long-term success. We hope you’ll join us on our journey!

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