Compliance Standards Library

AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR)

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The AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) enables you to identify and remediate risks in your software or solutions. AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) is mandatory to access several AWS Partner benefits, including the AWS Competency Program and the AWS ISV Accelerate Program. The FTR will test whether an organization's AWS configurations and organizational controls meet AWS' foundational requirements.

 

Who should be FTR compliant?  

  •  Any organization that wants to list products or services on the AWS Marketplace

 

Why should my company be FTR compliant?

  • AWS Foundational Technical Review (FTR) is mandatory to access several AWS Partner benefits, including the AWS Competency Program and the AWS ISV Accelerate Program. 

 

What is the timeline for FTR compliance? 

  • Approximately 40-80 hours of preparation.

 

What can Vanta automate?

  • Vanta has automated tests or tests for required documents for all controls and will track your progress and timelines from the homepage.

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Does FTR compliance require a formal audit? 

  • FTR does not require a formal audit; compliance is acquired through self-attestation and submitted to AWS. AWS will review and accept your submission and may ask for clarification or additional information. Vanta helps you manage tests, documents, and evidence required by AWS.