Infrastructure security in Amazon Storage Gateway - Amazon Storage Gateway
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Infrastructure security in Amazon Storage Gateway

As a managed service, Amazon Storage Gateway is protected by the Amazon global network security procedures that are described in Security Pillar - Amazon Well-Architected Framework.

You use Amazon published API calls to access Storage Gateway through the network. Clients must support Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2. Clients must also support cipher suites with perfect forward secrecy (PFS) such as Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman (DHE) or Elliptic Curve Ephemeral Diffie-Hellman (ECDHE). Most modern systems such as Java 7 and later support these modes.

Additionally, requests must be signed by using an access key ID and a secret access key that is associated with an IAM principal. Or you can use the Amazon Security Token Service (Amazon STS) to generate temporary security credentials to sign requests.


You should treat the Amazon Storage Gateway appliance as a managed virtual machine, and should not attempt to access or modify its installation in any way. Attempting to install scanning software or update any software packages using methods other than the normal gateway update mechanism, may cause the gateway to malfunction and could impact our ability to support or fix the gateway.

Amazon reviews, analyzes, and remediates CVEs on a regular basis, which we incorporate into the Amazon Storage Gateway in our normal software release cycle. These updates are typically released twice per year and are applied as part of the normal gateway update process during scheduled maintenance windows.