& cplSiteName &

Amazon Launches AWS PrivateLink for Private Cloud Connections

Mitch Wagner

LAS VEGAS -- AWS re:Invent -- Amazon Web Services is launching the PrivateLink private network service to allow software-as-a-service developers to provide private endpoints to users, increasing security for enterprises by eliminating the need to expose data to the public Internet.

AWS PrivateLink also connects services across multiple accounts and virtual private clouds within an organization to simplify network architecture, according to a statement from Amazon Web Services Inc. , when it announced the service Monday.

PrivateLink builds on the AWS VPC service, which enables developers to limit access to the VPC from the Internet to enhance security. But until this week enterprises still had a security hole, as they needed to use the public Internet to connect VPC applications and third-party SaaS applications. With AWS PrivateLink, enterprises can connect VPCs to third-party services in a secure and scalable manner, AWS says.

Keep up with the latest enterprise cloud news and insights. Sign up for the weekly Enterprise Cloud News newsletter.

AWS introduced AWS PrivateLink for AWS services earlier this month, and now the company is extending PrivateLink to non-AWS services.

"Traffic between a customer's VPC and an AWS PrivateLink-powered service stays within the AWS network and doesn't traverse the Internet, reducing threat vectors such as 'brute force' and distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks," AWS says.

SaaS providers offering PrivateLink connections in partnership with AWS include CA Technologies, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud and Salesforce Heroku, according to AWS.

AWS competitor Google Cloud Platform has been beefing up its own private networking capabilities, launching a Dedicated Interconnect service to connect enterprise on-premise networks with the Google cloud, as well as Google Network Service Tiers to connect enterprise cloud applications to enterprise customers. (See Google Hybrid Cloud Networking Gets Production-Ready and Google Offering Tiered Networking for Cloud Customers.)

Related posts:

— Mitch Wagner Follow me on Twitter Visit my LinkedIn profile Visit my blog Follow me on Facebook Editor, Enterprise Cloud News

(2)  | 
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View        ADD A COMMENT
More Blogs from Wagner’s Ring
Platform is designed to enable enterprises to build big data analytics apps that move easily between public and private clouds.
Buying Evident.io extends Palo Alto's portfolio with API-based security capabilities and compliance automation.
Google wants to win the hearts of enterprise IT for Chrome OS on the desktop, but it has a long way to go.
IBM Cloud gets a security and Kubernetes performance boost.
Atlassian moved its Jira and Confluence developer collaboration tools to Amazon Web Services.
Featured Video
From The Founder
Ngena's global 'network of networks' solves a problem that the telecom vendors promised us would never exist. That doesn't mean its new service isn't a really good idea.
Flash Poll
Upcoming Live Events
March 20-22, 2018, Denver Marriott Tech Center
March 22, 2018, Denver, Colorado | Denver Marriott Tech Center
March 28, 2018, Kansas City Convention Center
April 4, 2018, The Westin Dallas Downtown, Dallas
April 9, 2018, Las Vegas Convention Center
May 14-16, 2018, Austin Convention Center
May 14, 2018, Brazos Hall, Austin, Texas
September 24-26, 2018, Westin Westminster, Denver
October 9, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
October 23, 2018, Georgia World Congress Centre, Atlanta, GA
November 7-8, 2018, London, United Kingdom
November 8, 2018, The Montcalm by Marble Arch, London
November 15, 2018, The Westin Times Square, New York
December 4-6, 2018, Lisbon, Portugal
All Upcoming Live Events
Hot Topics
Dell CTO: Public Cloud Is 'Way More Expensive Than Buying From Us'
Mitch Wagner, Mitch Wagner, Editor, Enterprise Cloud, Light Reading, 3/19/2018
Eurobites: Cambridge Analytica Feels the Heat
Paul Rainford, Assistant Editor, Europe, 3/20/2018
Is Business Voice Rapidly Fading?
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/15/2018
HR: Cable Dominates US Broadband
Carol Wilson, Editor-at-large, 3/21/2018
Animals with Phones
Live Digital Audio

A CSP's digital transformation involves so much more than technology. Crucial – and often most challenging – is the cultural transformation that goes along with it. As Sigma's Chief Technology Officer, Catherine Michel has extensive experience with technology as she leads the company's entire product portfolio and strategy. But she's also no stranger to merging technology and culture, having taken a company — Tribold — from inception to acquisition (by Sigma in 2013), and she continues to advise service providers on how to drive their own transformations. This impressive female leader and vocal advocate for other women in the industry will join Women in Comms for a live radio show to discuss all things digital transformation, including the cultural transformation that goes along with it.

Like Us on Facebook
Twitter Feed