Cloud computing solutions provide value through business agility, ability to focus on core competence and enhanced collaboration. However, organizations may be concerned about data storage in a public cloud infrastructure outside of a company’s network. When designed correctly cloud technologies have the potential to be more secure than the on-premises infrastructure of most companies. This application brief describes the security architecture in ANSYS Enterprise Cloud — and the Amazon Web Services-based infrastructure on which it operates. The well-known CIA triad of confidentiality, integrity and availability is the framework used to provide a holistic view of security.