Pacific Life Selects ScaleSec as its Trusted AWS Security Partner

Pacific Life Insurance Company is an American insurance company providing life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. Pacific Life also counts more than half of the 100 largest U.S. companies as clients. The company is constructing a hybrid computing environment with Amazon Web Services (AWS), incorporating its data centers in California and Nebraska.


After nearly 150 years of proven expertise in the financial services industry, few companies understand the importance of risk management like Pacific Life. As the company prepares to build IT services with AWS, ScaleSec was selected to evaluate the project from a security perspective. ScaleSec provided advisory services and deep technical expertise across a range of challenges, from designing workload resiliency to cloud-based forensics.

Reza Salari is the manager of cloud security and service transformation at Pacific Life. "ScaleSec helped us shape our long-term vision to run securely in AWS, and produced a practical roadmap to get there," said Reza. "They operate on all levels - policy, strategy, design, and execution. They demonstrated costly pitfalls that we can now avoid and confidence to press ahead with our plans."

ScaleSec guides companies on cultivating their employees’ skills for the new cloud-based world. "Our people are our most valuable resource at Pacific Life. ScaleSec understands the need to transform our team as we transform our IT services," said Reza. "They are helping us modernize the security knowledge we grew in our data centers, which will help us move even faster, and with greater assurance that we can operate in the new paradigm."

ScaleSec believes that the popular concept of "undifferentiated heavy lifting" applies to security as well as it does database administration. Reza agreed: "In the past, we've been advised to add more complexity in the name of security. ScaleSec showed us how to boost security and decrease our team's workload by leveraging automated cloud-native features."

ScaleSec will continue providing advisory services for Pacific Life. Reza concluded: "We're energized to begin our journey this year, and are happy to have experts from ScaleSec along for the ride."

About Pacific Life

Offering insurance since 1868, Pacific Life provides a wide range of life insurance products, annuities, and mutual funds, and offers a variety of investment products and services to individuals, businesses, and pension plans. For additional company information, including current financial strength ratings, visit www.PacificLife.com.

Pacific Life refers to Pacific Life Insurance Company and its affiliates, including Pacific Life & Annuity Company.

About ScaleSec

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