Amazon S3 is storage built to store and retrieve any amount of data from anywhere on the Internet. Nowadays when companies need to collect, store, and analyze their abundant data with the highest level of security, it brings in the complexities to the companies and slows down their innovation and subsequently, their growth.
Security with AWS S3
Not only does AWS S3 give us enormous storage to store as many files as you would require. It does so while keeping the security levels to the maximum.
only the resource owners have access to Amazon S3 resources they create. You can use access control mechanisms such as bucket policies and Access Control Lists (ACLs) to selectively grant permissions to users and groups of users. You can securely upload or download your data to Amazon S3 via SSL endpoints using the HTTPS protocol. For extra security one can use the Server-Side Encryption (SSE) option to encrypt data stored at rest. Various encryption standards include SSE-S3, SSE-C, SSE-KMS. (Read:- Why Cloud?)
Utilizing the Automated Security
Amazon Macie allows an organization to monitor the data and the account credentials thereby securing the environment from unwanted malicious activities. Amazon Macie gives you an automated way to discover and classify your business data. It provides controls via templated Lambda functions to revoke access or trigger password reset policies upon the discovery of suspicious behavior or unauthorized data access to entities or third-party applications. When alerts are generated, you can use Amazon Macie for incident response, using Amazon CloudWatch Events to quickly take action and protect your data.
Durability of data
Amazon S3 Standard, S3 Glacier, S3 Standard–IA, and S3 One Zone-IA are all capable of providing 99.999999999% availability and accessibility of your data. This means if you store 10,000,000 objects with Amazon S3, you can on average expect to incur a loss of a single object once every 10,000 years. In addition, it is all designed to sustain data in the event of an entire S3 Availability Zone loss. Along with that, you get the capability of Versioning, which allows you to preserve, retrieve, and restore every version of every object stored in an Amazon S3 bucket. Once you enable Versioning for a bucket. older versions of an overwritten or deleted object can be retrieved by specifying a version in the request.
Depending upon the usage of different files/folders/object Amazon S3 Intelligent-Tiering creates access tiers to save cost for the customer. One tier is optimized for frequent access and the other lower-cost tier is designed for infrequent access. Hence it brings in the smartness in an S3 storage class for data with unknown access patterns or changing access patterns that are difficult to learn.
Amazon S3 has a huge number of benefits that one can jot down for multiple pages, some of them are mentioned below:
AWS S3 has son many uses that different industries use in a different manner to achieve their goals. some common ones are stated below: