You have unique advantages when hosting deployments on AWS. This includes the availability of an array of security applications in AWS marketplace, which are optimized for AWS. From firewalls to anti-virus and VPN solutions, AWS marketplace offers you security solutions for very specific needs.

So what exactly is AWS Marketplace?

AWS Marketplace is an online store that helps customers find, buy, and immediately start using the software and services they need to build products and run their businesses. AWS Marketplace complements programs like the Amazon Partner Network by providing a platform to AWS partners to access a large customer base quickly.

In addition to security solutions, AWS Marketplace features many software categories including databases, application servers, testing tools, monitoring tools, content management, and business intelligence. You will find established and niche players offering specific solutions in AWS Marketplace. For example, there are offerings from CheckPoint, Fortinet and Cisco in firewall; Trend Micro, McAfee and Sophos offering anti-virus and Cisco, CipherGraph and NetGate offering VON solutions.

Visitors to AWS marketplace can buy software with just one click without any pre-conditions. Just like other services on AWS, software services on AWS Marketplace too are on the pay-per-use model, without any upfront costs and you are charged only for the usage. To facilitate the commercials, AWS presents the customer integrated billing which includes software charges along with AWS infrastructure usage.

AWS Marketplace offers several advantages to customers, the most important being the ability to quickly find a solution to fit your requirements that works well in the AWS environment, and easily deploy it to your EC2 instance. Software services have reviews helping decision making, enabling you to compare features and usability. Software prices and estimated infrastructure prices are displayed on the website and you can use payment instruments already on file with AWS.