Welcome to Stax!
The below information provides a brief overview of the platform and the features it provides.
Stax is a next-generation cloud foundations platform. The platform exists within the AWS ecosystem and leverages AWS services to provide a cloud environment that is pre-configured with enterprise-grade controls for security, network connectivity, monitoring and identity and access management.
What Features Does Stax Provide?
Identity and Access Management
Stax offers an Identity Management service that governs authentication and authorization into the Stax console and also enables Single Sign-On into Stax AWS Accounts. You can incorporate your own identity provider with the Stax Identity Management service, which allows you to bring your own user base.
AWS Account Management (Accounts)
Stax enables you to create new AWS accounts at the click of a button and manage them from a central location. All accounts created are hardened with security configurations that help you to achieve compliance with the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark. Upon activation of the Stax platform you are provided pre-configured accounts for Security and Logging, which are used to provide security controls, threat detection, audit controls and log retention.
AWS-Endorsed Account Architecture (Accounts)
Stax account structure is based on AWS Landing Zones, which provide a secure multi-account environment and segregated account access. The account structure includes Security and Logging accounts, offering access to a variety of Stax services via the console.
Network Connectivity (Networks)
The Networks feature is designed to provide you with a simple and flexible way of deploying AWS Network topologies. AWS offers a wide variety of products that form the building blocks of a secure, advanced cloud network. Stax Networking allows customers to quickly and safely deploy a network that connects their AWS workloads.
End-to-End Monitoring (Rules)
Everything is logged within Stax. Dashboards in the console let you monitor resource usage and performance, security vulnerabilities, compliance issues, user activity and overall account health. This is enabled through configuration and then analysis of AWS native services: CloudTrail, Config, GuardDuty and Trusted Advisor.
Cloud Cost Visibility (Cost Management)
Monitoring daily cost, analyzing spend, and setting up cost alerting thresholds are all standard features of Stax via integration with Stax Cost Management.
Pre-Packaged Workloads (Workloads)
Stax-built and managed Workloads are included as part of the Stax Platform. These enable you to quickly launch and utilize applications, without needing to develop or manage codebases and pipelines. You can also define and launch your own workloads so that deployment, updates and termination is orchestrated by Stax.
Enterprise-Grade Security (Rules)
The entire Stax platform is configured to align with best practice security principles employed by large enterprise. Stax achieves this through the Stax Foundation Compliance Rule Bundle. The Stax Foundation Compliance Rule Bundle was developed to help your organization align with industry best practices and improve your security and risk posture. The Bundle continually evaluates the compliance of accounts created in Stax as well as that of your external AWS accounts that have been discovered and onboarded from an AWS Organization created outside of Stax. The Stax Foundation Compliance score is comprised of Rules that mirror the security controls that Stax automatically enables during account creation. These controls are in turn based on the CIS AWS Foundations Benchmark and the AWS Well Architected Framework. You can review the complete list of Rules within this Bundle under the Rule Bundle menu in the Stax console.