Press Releases: 2017
Datapipe Government Cloud Receives FedRAMP Jab Certification for Demonstrating 800-53 Revision 4 Controls
Latest authorization certifies Datapipe as leader in secure cloud services for government agencies
Jersey City, New Jersey – March 2, 2017 – Datapipe, a leader in managed cloud services for the enterprise, today announced that the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Joint Authorization Board (JAB) has certified Datapipe Government Cloud (DGC) for 800-53 Revision 4 controls, further validating the offering as a secure choice for government agencies. Datapipe previously received FedRAMP Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) in 2015 and is one of four Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) providers with this certification.
A PaaS offering is defined by Gartner as services between the SaaS layer above it and the IaaS layer below. Datapipe’s PaaS offering provides operating and security services to support the virtual operating system and virtual network layer.
FedRAMP standardizes security assessment and authorization and allows government agencies to improve efficiencies when it comes to choosing secure cloud products and services. The FedRAMP Revision 4 controls add increased emphasis on privacy over Revision 3 controls and include several additional security measures, including increased automation and improved effectiveness. The Revision 4 controls were added as part of a continuous effort to keep FedRAMP requirements in line with the security needs of government agencies.
“We are proud to be one of just a few PaaS providers whose security measures meet FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board’s rigorous standards,” said Dan Tudahl, President and General Manager, Datapipe Government Solutions. “The latest certification from the JAB is indicative of our commitment to providing the most secure services to our clients in the government space who handle sensitive data in the cloud.”
FedRAMP certification through the JAB requires continuous monitoring and annual reassessment to ensure security controls are being met. Providers that have received JAB approval are required to demonstrate rigorous continuous monitoring activities or risk loss of certification.
A long history in government services
For over a decade, Datapipe Government Solutions (DGS) has allowed clients flexibility in meeting security objectives through customization, data sovereignty and additional controls. Since the announcement of FedRAMP certification last year, DGS has added many additional enterprise-level tools that enhance client experience on top of FedRAMP requirements, including ScienceLogic EM7 monitoring system, IBM BigFix patch management system, Splunk log collection system and ServiceNow ticketing system.
Datapipe has also delivered cloud solutions to more than half of the cabinet-level agencies and more than 30 states, including the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs, U.S. Dept. of Justice and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security. 11 unique agencies currently put their trust in this platform.
For more information about DGC, visit Datapipe’s Government Solutions page.
DGS, a wholly owned subsidiary of Datapipe, is a leading provider of secure cloud and managed hosting services with over 16 years of experience delivering enterprise applications in secure hosted or cloud environments. Over this time, DGS has established a high-reliability track record for consistently meeting the stringent security and availability requirements that our Federal Government customers demand. DGS is also a participant of the AWS Public Sector Partner Program, which recognizes APN partners that have solutions and experience serving government, education and non-profit customers around the world.
A next generation MSP, Datapipe is recognized as the pioneer of managed services for public cloud platforms. Datapipe has unique expertise in architecting, migrating, managing and securing public cloud, private cloud, hybrid IT and traditional IT. The world’s most trusted brands partner with Datapipe to optimize mission-critical and day-to-day enterprise IT operations, enabling them to transform, innovate, and scale. Backed by a global team of experienced professionals and world-class interconnected data centers, Datapipe provides comprehensive cloud, compliance, security, governance, automation and DevOps solutions. Gartner named Datapipe a leader in the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting in 2016.