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Mark Haranas

AWS launches new security solutions around AWS Wickr, AWS Marketplace, Amazon GuardDuty, AWS Security Hub as well as revamped security partner programs. Here’s the 10 you need to know.

AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights

The new AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights simplifies third-party software risk assessments by compiling security and compliance information in a single unified dashboard, cutting down the buying process by weeks and even months.

AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights gives customers and partners access to evidence made available by Marketplace sellers related to data privacy and residency, application security, and access control.

Chris Grusz, general manager of worldwide ISV Alliances and Marketplace, said, the new tool streamline vendor assessments and will help channel partners sell and procure faster.

“When you go to the AWS Marketplace’s seller page for a particular ISV—anything that’s available on a publicly available process will be displayed directly on their Marketplace listing page. “So our customers will have one place that they can go look to see all of these public certifications.”

On the security front, AWS Marketplace Vendor Insights will show the security certifications and other information on a real-time basis.

“What we’re going to be doing is using some of our own AWS services to continuously look at the security controls of our ISVs,” said Grusz. “Once you look at an ISV, it will actually show the certification of those ISVs: do they have SSL enabled? Have they encrypted all the S3 buckets? And all of these types of credentials.”

There will be 150 of security credentials in total AWS will check for.

The unified web-based dashboard gives governance, risk, and compliance teams access to security and compliance information, such as data privacy and residency, application security, and access control.

Channel partners will also benefit greatly from new dashboard.

“As a channel partner selling one of these products, they’re now enabled through Vendor Insights to be able to get their deals done dramatically faster,” said Grusz. “Because oftentimes they had to play kind of the broker between the customer and the ISV to gather this information back and they became a middleman. … It’s going to simplify our channel partners role because now they won’t have to play that middle person between the ISV and customer.”

Mark Haranas

Mark Haranas is an assistant news editor and longtime journalist now covering cloud, multicloud, software, SaaS and channel partners at CRN. He speaks with world-renown CEOs and IT experts as well as covering breaking news and live events while also managing several CRN reporters. He can be reached at

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