AWS PrivateLink allows AWS users to securely connect to cloud services without exposing those services to the broader Internet. Since its release in 2009, PrivateLink was limited to AWS services using the virtual private cloud service. At the re:Invent conference, taking place in Las Vegas, Amazon has announced support for third-party SaaS services so PrivateLink can be used more broadly.
The announcement says “AWS has extended AWS PrivateLink to support non-AWS services so that customers no longer have to choose between using a third-party SaaS offering or exposing their critical data to the Internet”.
Amongst the first tranche of services that connect are Aqua Security, Autodesk, CA Technologies, Cisco Stealthwatch Cloud, Dynatrace, Salesforce, SigOpt, Snowflake, and Twilio. Services that work with PrivateLink can be found in the AWS Marketplace.
PrivateLink is available via a number of AWS points of presence including Sydney.