Amazon has announced AWS AppFabric, a new no-code service designed to bridge the gap between software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications in enterprise environments. The service offers security and management superior to other solutions on the market, according to the company.
Using the AWS console, customers can integrate third-party applications through AppFabric, gaining a unified view into app usage and performance. Once connected, the service provides standardized data and cross-app workflows, utilizing the Open Cybersecurity Schema Framework to aggregate and normalize data for pattern analysis, threat detection, and more.
AppFabric also sets common policies across apps and monitors for unusual activity, issuing alerts to the relevant team. The service responds to the increasing need for management and orchestration layers due to SaaS app sprawl in businesses.
Despite the rise of integration-platforms-as-a-service (iPaaS) that address data integration and automation challenges, Amazon believes it brings added value through AWS's trusted reputation and secure infrastructure.
Later this year, AppFabric will introduce an AI assistant powered by models from Amazon's Bedrock generative AI platform. The assistant will perform tasks like surfacing insights and generating content from various SaaS apps. For example, it will be able to convert longform text like email threads or Slack conversations directly into tasks or entries in other platforms.
AWS AppFabric is currently available in US East (N. Virginia), Europe (Ireland), and Asia Pacific (Tokyo) AWS regions.