Now you can use AWS Directory Service for Microsoft Active Directory (Enterprise Edition), also known as AWS Microsoft AD, to build and run Active Directory (AD)–aware applications in the AWS Cloud that are subject to U.S. Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) or Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance. AWS Microsoft AD reduces the effort required of you to deploy compliant AD infrastructure for your cloud-based applications, as you manage your own HIPAA risk management programs or PCI DSS compliance certification.