NiuPay achieves APN Partner Status

In July of 2021, NiuPay became the first organisation in Papua New Guinea to achieve the Amazon Web Services Well-Architected Status in the AWS Partner Network (APN), the global partner programme for technology businesses using Amazon Web Services.

What does this mean?

Years of continuous investment and innovation have allowed us to achieve the APN Partner Status which means our new and existing clients can be sure that their workloads are architected, deployed and maintained in accordance with some of the world’s most comprehensive set of industry and data security standards.

On top of technical validation, a key part of achieving the certification is demonstrated growth potential and strong endorsement from our existing clients.

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AWS Well-Architected Framework at a glance

We’re AWS WellArchitected! Our cloud architecture and operational processes have been reviewed and approved by AWS.

Achieving the AWS Well-Architected status differentiates us as an APN Partner that provides demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success in identifying if customer solutions meet the five pillars of the Well-Architected Framework: Operational Excellence, Security, Reliability, Performance Efficiency, and Cost Optimisation.

1. Operational Excellence

The operational excellence pillar focuses on running and monitoring systems to deliver business value, and continually improving processes and procedures. Key topics include automating changes, responding to events, and defining standards to manage daily operations.

 

Design Principles

There are five design principles for operational excellence in the cloud:

  • Perform operations as code
  • Make frequent, small, reversible changes
  • Refine operations procedures frequently
  • Anticipate failure

2. Security

The security pillar focuses on protecting information and systems. Key topics include confidentiality and integrity of data, identifying and managing who can do what with privilege management, protecting systems, and establishing controls to detect security events.

 

Design Principles

There are seven design principles for security in the cloud:

  • Implement a strong identity foundation
  • Enable traceability
  • Apply security at all layers
  • Automate security best practices
  • Protect data in transit and at rest
  • Keep people away from data
  • Prepare for security events

3. Reliability

The reliability pillar focuses on ensuring a workload performs its intended function correctly and consistently when it’s expected to. A resilient workload quickly recovers from failures to meet business and customer demand. Key topics include distributed system design, recovery planning, and how to handle change.

 

Design Principles

There are five design principles for reliability in the cloud:

  • Automatically recover from failure
  • Test recovery procedures
  • Scale horizontally to increase aggregate workload availability
  • Stop guessing capacity
  • Manage change in automation

4. Performance Efficiency

The performance efficiency pillar focuses on using IT and computing resources efficiently. Key topics include selecting the right resource types and sizes based on workload requirements, monitoring performance, and making informed decisions to maintain efficiency as business needs evolve.

 

Design Principles

There are five design principles for performance efficiency in the cloud:

  • Democratise advanced technologies
  • Go global in minutes
  • Use serverless architectures
  • Experiment more often
  • Consider mechanical sympathy

5. Cost Optimisation

The cost optimisation pillar focuses on avoiding unnecessary costs. Key topics include understanding and controlling where money is being spent, selecting the most appropriate and right number of resource types, analysing spend over time, and scaling to meet business needs without overspending.

 

Design Principles

There are five design principles for cost optimisation in the cloud:

  • Implement cloud financial management
  • Adopt a consumption model
  • Measure overall efficiency
  • Stop spending money on undifferentiated heavy lifting
  • Analyse and attribute expenditure

We've integrated comprehensive security controls, scaling and automation with AWS

By collaborating directly with AWS, we’re able to provide our clients with fully-managed, best-in-class cloud services. Find out today how we can reduce your cybersecurity risks, increase revenue and decrease operational costs.

Security Information & Event Management (SIEM)

Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is a branch of computer security that combines Security Information Management (SIM) with Security Event Management (SEM) in software products and services.

At NiuPay, security devices, network equipment, systems, and applications all provide event data, which our SIEM technology aggregates and then analyses security alarms generated by applications and network devices in real time.

Contextual information on people, assets, threats, and vulnerabilities is linked with event data for compliance and security audit purposes.

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