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Plerion achieves AWS Security Competency status 

Plerion achieves AWS Security Competency status 

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Sydney-based cloud security start-up,Plerion, has become the first Australian headquartered software company to achieve Amazon Web Services (AWS) Security Competency status, which recognises Plerion’s deep technical expertise with security in AWS and proven customer success securing the cloud journey with its unified cloud security platform offerings. 

Plerion is on a fast growth path after it received US$10 million in seed funding – including backing from Atlassian Ventures – last July, with the aim to speed up product development, add more staff and develop partner-centric go-to-market strategies. 

Founded in 2022, Plerion offers an all-in-one cloud security platform that helps customers proactively identify, prioritise and mitigate risks within their cloud operating environments. The company has doubled its headcount in the past year, with Australian and global customers including PayU, Deputy and MediaWorks.

First Aussie-based SaaS company to receive the AWS Security Competency status

Plerion has been working with AWS and going to market via AWS Marketplace; a curated digital catalogue that makes it easy to find, test, buy and deploy third party software, data and services that run on AWS; since its public launch at the start of 2023.


Throughout the year, Plerion has also been recognised with the AWS Lambda Ready Software Products validation and was an early adopter of Amazon Bedrock in September 2023 to develop Artificial Intelligence(AI)-powered remediation capabilities to customers.

Achieving AWS Security Competency Partner status validates Plerion as an AWS Partner that specialises in delivering security-focused solutions for specific workloads and use cases. 

Plerion has successfully met AWS’s requirements for providing cybersecurity capabilities and accelerating positive security outcomes for AWS customers for seven foundational categories including: Perimeter Protection, Identity and Access Management, Threat Detection and Response, Infrastructure Protection, Data Protection, Compliance and Privacy and Application Security.

Plerion will be able to drive holistic security solutions and integrate and extend native AWS security services, including Amazon Guard Duty, AWS Macie and AWS SecurityHub.  

Pierre Liddle, Co-founder & CTO of Plerion, said: “Achieving AWS Security Competency status is a real vote of confidence in Plerion’s unique capabilities and showcases our credibility in answering market demand. With the Australian government recently releasing the National Cyber Security Strategy 2023-2030, cybersecurity has never been more top of mind for Aussie organisations. Our expanded collaboration with AWS will provide a much-needed holistic approach to security to all companies looking to make cloud security more simple.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible and cost-effective solutions from start-ups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Competency Programme to help customers identify AWS Partners with deep industry experience and expertise.

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