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Amazon SQS Server-Side Encryption is Now Available in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region

Released on June 20th, 2019

You can now use Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) with encrypted queues in the AWS GovCloud (US-East) Region. Server-side encryption (SSE) lets you transmit sensitive data in encrypted queues. SSE protects the contents of messages in Amazon SQS queues using keys managed in AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). 

Amazon SQS is a fully managed message queuing service that enables you to decouple and scale microservices, distributed systems, and serverless applications. Amazon SQS eliminates the complexity and overhead associated with managing and operating message-oriented middleware, and empowers developers to focus on differentiating work. Using Amazon SQS, you can send, store, and receive messages between software components at any volume, without losing messages or requiring other services to be available. 

To learn more:

• See Protecting Data Using Server-Side Encryption (SSE) and AWS KMS in the Amazon SQS Developer Guide
• Read the Server-Side Encryption for Amazon Simple Queue Service (SQS) blog post.
• Read the SSE section of the Amazon SQS FAQ

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