Datapipe Wins Cloud Security Product of the Year

Unique Security Model Brings Deeper, More Secure AWS Adoption to the Enterprise


NEW JERSEY – January 12, 2016 – Datapipe, a leader in secure managed hosting and cloud solutions for the enterprise and government, today announced its Datapipe Access Control Model for Amazon Web Services (DACMA) was named a 2015 Storage, Virtualization, Cloud (SVC) Awards winner in the Security Project of the Year category.

“Running key parts of an enterprise’s IT infrastructure on the AWS public cloud is a cost-effective solution that allows for greater flexibility, scalability, and power,” said Joel Friedman, Chief Technology & Security Officer, Datapipe. “However, it requires a deep skill set to effectively, efficiently, and securely run an AWS system, one that enterprises often don’t have. We developed DACMA, an AWS best practice methodology, to bring to market a deeper level of trust and security specifically focused on protecting and safeguarding an enterprise’s virtual infrastructure.”

Originally announced at AWS re:Invent, DACMA lets enterprises take advantage of AWS managed services without requiring them to hand over administrator‐level credentials. The model offers an enhanced level of security and control through role-based access and monitoring, clearly establishing and tracking the accountability and actions of all users. DACMA is seamless and requires no extra steps or oversight after initial deployment. It dramatically reduces the risk of disruption of service or data breach due to unauthorized access or activity of an AWS environment. More specifically, DACMA:

  • Helps enterprises that struggle with implementing AWS security capabilities, required security policies, and process transformations.
  • Brings together security and compliance best practices by providing role-based access, multi-factor authentication, accountability tracking and managed support without granting access to administrator/root-level credentials.
  • Uses AWS best practices, security processes and software for a complete access control platform security solution.
  • Dramatically reduces the risk of disruption of service or data breach due to unauthorized access.
  • Is the ideal solution for enterprises wanting to take advantage of managed services for AWS, but want to maintain control over their credentials and security access points.

“Traditionally, when working with a managed services provider (MSP), enterprises must hand over administrator level credentials or root level credentials and API keys to enable that MSP to run and manage the virtual environment,” said Friedman. “DACMA removes this requirement, giving the business complete control over their virtual infrastructure and data with the ability to pull user privileges at will. This latest award is testament to Datapipe’s deep understanding and experience in effectively planning, building and running highly secure and available AWS environments for clients across the globe.”

The annual SVC Awards celebrate the products, projects and services as well as honor companies and teams operating in the cloud, virtualization and storage sectors. Recipients are nominated by a committee and voted on by industry customers, partners, and peers.

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About Datapipe
A next generation MSP, Datapipe is recognized as the pioneer of managed services for public cloud platforms. Datapipe has unique expertise in architecting, migrating, managing and securing public cloud, private cloud, hybrid IT and traditional IT around the globe. The world’s most trusted brands partner with Datapipe to optimize mission-critical and day-to-day enterprise IT operations, enabling them to transform, innovate, and scale. Backed by a global team of experienced professionals and world-class interconnected data centers, Datapipe provides comprehensive cloud, compliance, security, governance, automation and DevOps solutions. Gartner named Datapipe a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting.