Compliance validation for Amazon ElastiCache - Amazon ElastiCache for Redis

Compliance validation for Amazon ElastiCache

Third-party auditors assess the security and compliance of AWS services as part of multiple AWS compliance programs, such as SOC, PCI, FedRAMP, and HIPAA.

To learn whether Elasticache or other AWS services are in scope of specific compliance programs, see AWS Services in Scope by Compliance Program. For general information, see AWS Compliance Programs.

You can download third-party audit reports using AWS Artifact. For more information, see Downloading Reports in AWS Artifact.

Your compliance responsibility when using AWS services is determined by the sensitivity of your data, your company's compliance objectives, and applicable laws and regulations. AWS provides the following resources to help with compliance:

  • Security and Compliance Quick Start Guides – These deployment guides discuss architectural considerations and provide steps for deploying baseline environments on AWS that are security and compliance focused.

  • Architecting for HIPAA Security and Compliance Whitepaper – This whitepaper describes how companies can use AWS to create HIPAA-compliant applications.


    Not all services are compliant with HIPAA.

  • AWS Compliance Resources – This collection of workbooks and guides might apply to your industry and location.

  • Evaluating Resources with Rules in the AWS Config Developer Guide – The AWS Config service assesses how well your resource configurations comply with internal practices, industry guidelines, and regulations.

  • AWS Security Hub – This AWS service provides a comprehensive view of your security state within AWS that helps you check your compliance with security industry standards and best practices.

  • AWS Audit Manager – This AWS service helps you continuously audit your AWS usage to simplify how you manage risk and compliance with regulations and industry standards.

You can use Amazon ElastiCache for Redis to build HIPAA-compliant applications. To help do this, you can enable at-rest encryption, in-transit encryption, and Redis AUTH when you create a Redis cluster using ElastiCache for Redis versions 3.2.6, 4.0.10, or later. You can store healthcare-related information, including protected health information (PHI), under an executed Business Associate Agreement (BAA) with AWS. AWS Services in Scope have been fully assessed by a third-party auditor and result in a certification, attestation of compliance, or Authority to Operate (ATO). For more information, see the following topics: