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Private Connect - A Secure Integration between Salesforce and AWS.

The long-term strategic partnership between Salesforce and AWS opens a new world of promising cross-cloud capabilities. One of the first capabilities that we, at Deloitte, have implemented for a large client is Salesforce Private Connect.

Virtual Private Clouds

As more and more businesses move their operations to the cloud, the need for secure and private connections has become increasingly important. Virtual Private Clouds (VPCs) have emerged as a solution to this challenge by providing an isolated set of cloud resources within a vendor’s shared infrastructure. Salesforce Private Connect takes this a step further by allowing Salesforce to be treated as another virtual cloud on AWS’s infrastructure, enabling integrations between the two platforms to take place over a fully managed private AWS connection instead of over the public internet. With the increasing sophistication of cyber-attacks, the need for robust security measures has never been greater.

Private Connections

With private connections, data is transmitted over private physical AWS connections instead of over the public internet, reducing the risk of data breaches and unauthorized access. This added layer of security ensures that sensitive data is protected and transmitted securely, giving clients peace of mind when it comes to data security.

Private Connect Architecture


Salesforce Transit VPC

Let’s understand the architecture underlying this product. When we decide to integrate our Salesforce org with an application in an AWS VPC we must begin by configuring inbound and outbound entries for Salesforce Private Connect in our org via the setup menu. There is no apex code needed. A Salesforce Transit VPC is then automatically made available by Salesforce on the AWS infrastructure. We are then able to make both inbound and outbound connections with our Transit VPC. On the AWS side, their VPC will connect with the Salesforce Transit VPC using their own technology called PrivateLink.

Private Connect in action

Benefits of Private Connect

Additional Considerations

Guides for Setting up the connections in Salesforce

Inbound Connection

Outbound Connection

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