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ArexCloud Security


Cloud security at Arex is the highest priority. As an Arex customer, you will benefit from a data center and network architecture built to meet the requirements of the most security-sensitive organizations.

An advantage of the Arex cloud is that it allows customers to scale and innovate, while maintaining a secure environment. Customers pay only for the services they use, meaning that you can have the security you need, but without the upfront expenses, and at a lower cost than in an on-premises environment.

Security Platform

Infrastructure Security

Arex provides several security capabilities and services to increase privacy and control network access. These include:

  • Network firewalls built into VPC, and web application firewall capabilities in Arex WAF let you create private networks, and control access to your instances and applications
  • Customer-controlled encryption in transit with TLS across all services
  • Connectivity options that enable private, or dedicated, connections from your office or on-premises environment
  • Automatic encryption of all traffic on the Arex global and regional networks secured facilities
DDoS Mitigation

Availability is of paramount importance in the cloud. Arex customers benefit from Cloud services and technologies built from the ground up to provide resilience in the face of DDoS attacks.

A combination of Arex services may be used to implement a defense in depth strategy and thwart DDoS attacks. Services designed with an automatic response to DDoS help minimize time to mitigate and reduce impact.

Learn about how to use Arex technologies like autoscaling, CloudFront and ArexDNS help to mitigate Distributed Denial of Service attacks.

Data Encryption

Arex offers you the ability to add an additional layer of security to your data at rest in the cloud, providing scalable and efficient encryption features. This includes:

  • Data encryption capabilities available in Arex storage and database services, such as Glacier, Oracle RDS, SQL Server RDS, and Redshift
  • Flexible key management options, including Arex Key Management Service, allowing you to choose whether to have Arex manage the encryption keys or enable you to keep complete control over your keys
  • Encrypted message queues for the transmission of sensitive data using server-side encryption (SSE) for SQS
  • Dedicated, hardware-based cryptographic key storage using Arex CloudHSM, allowing you to satisfy compliance requirements
  • In addition, Arex provides APIs for you to integrate encryption and data protection with any of the services you develop or deploy in an Arex environment.

Inventory and Configuration

ArexCloud offers a range of tools to allow you to move fast while still ensuring that your cloud resources comply with organizational standards and best practices. This includes:

  • A security assessment service, Our security inspector, that automatically assesses applications for vulnerabilities or deviations from best practices, including impacted networks, OS, and attached storage
  • Deployment tools to manage the creation and decommissioning of Arex resources according to organization standards
  • Inventory and configuration management tools, including config, that identify Arex resources and then track and manage changes to those resources over time
  • Template definition and management tools, including cloud formation to create standard, preconfigured environments
  • Monitoring and Logging

    ArexCloud provides tools and features that enable you to see exactly what’s happening in your secure environment. This includes:

  • Deep visibility into API calls through Cloud Trail, including who, what, who, and from where calls were made
  • Log aggregation options, streamlining investigations and compliance reporting
  • Alert notifications through ArexWatch when specific events occur or thresholds are exceeded
  • These tools and features give you the visibility you need to spot issues before they impact the business and allow you to improve security posture, and reduce the risk profile, of your environment.

    Identity and Access Control

    Arex offers you capabilities to define, enforce, and manage user access policies across Arex services. This includes:

  • Arex Identity and Access Management (IAM) lets you define individual user accounts with permissions across Arex resources
  • Multi-Factor Authentication for privileged accounts, including options for hardware-based authenticators
  • Directory Service allows you to integrate and federate with corporate directories to reduce administrative overhead and improve end-user experience
  • Arex provides native identity and access management integration across many of its services plus API integration with any of your own applications or services.

    Penetration Testing

    Arex continually tests its infrastructure; the results are summarized in our compliance reports. Arex customers can carry out security assessments or penetration tests against their own Arex infrastructure without prior approval for a number of core services, see our penetration testing section for more details.

    The following Managed Services are included with every HIPAA compliant hosting plan
    BC/DR
    Two-Factor Authentication
    Managed Firewall Rules
    IDS & IPS
    Anti-virus Protection
    Custom IP Reputation
    Host Intrusion Detection System
    Server Hardening
    Web Application Firewall
    Logging
    Vulnerability Testing
    Multi-tenant Isolation
    System Monitoring
    Bootless Kernel Updates
    Onsite/Offsite Backup
    Anti-DDoS Management
    ArexVPN