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AWS Secures FedRAMP High Authorization for End-to-End Encryption Service

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AWS Secures FedRAMP High Authorization for End-to-End Encryption Service

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has authorized an Amazon Web Services end-to-end messaging and collaboration encryption solution to operate in the AWS GovCloud (US-West) Region at the high-impact level.

With the authorization, customers can use the AWS Wickr encryption service to secure data subject to FedRAMP’s high requirements.

Wickr is designed to protect messages, calls and files from unauthorized access, even while in transit, with a 256-bit end-to-end encryption protocol to reduce the risk of adversary-in-the-middle attacks. Only intended recipients and the customer organization can decrypt the content using a unique secret key, AWS said.

The encryption service provides customers with full administrative control over data, including information governance policies, ephemeral messaging options and credentials for lost or stolen devices.

The solution also allows administrators to create Wickr networks using the AWS Management Console and log internal and external conversations in a network’s private data store for data retention and auditing purposes. 

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