Government agencies require secure, modern cloud solutions to achieve mission success. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) evaluates the security capabilities of cloud service providers to ensure unclassified federal information is protected.
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Carahsoft helps Federal agencies identify and acquire secure solutions from our portfolio of FedRAMP certified cloud service providers (CSPs).
Carahsoft offers FedRAMP cloud service offerings (CSOs) for three compliance designations and three impact levels. Impact levels are determined by the security risk posed by a CSO compromising the confidentiality, integrity and availability of critical agency information.
FedRAMP Authorized: A designation assigned to CSOs that have completed the FedRAMP authorization process through either a federal agency or the Joint Authorization Board (JAB)
FedRAMP In Process: A CSO that is working towards a FedRAMP authorization through either a federal agency or the Joint Authorization Board (JAB). Once a CSO becomes In Process, they are listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace.
FedRAMP Ready: A CSO following a Third-Party Assessment Organization (3PAO)’s attestation of security capabilities and a FedRAMP PMO approval of a Readiness Assessment Report (RAR).
High Impact Level: A security breach could result in severe or catastrophic negative effects on the agency or individuals. Typically appropriate for law enforcement, emergency services, military, financial or health systems.
Moderate Impact Level: A security breach could cause significant adverse effects, including financial harm to the agency or individuals.
Low Impact Level and LI-SaaS: A security breach could cause limited negative impact on an agency. Low Impact SaaS (LI-SaaS) is reserved for SaaS applications that do not store Personal Identifiable Information (PII).
Click into the CSPs in Carahsoft’s marketplace of FedRAMP vendors to discover how each CSO supports mission success for the Federal government. Each description includes the compliance designation and impact level of the solution.
For the Department of Defense (DoD) to leverage cloud service offerings they must follow the DoD Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (DoD CC SRG) set by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Carahsoft can help Defense agencies find DoD authorized Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs).
FedRAMP’s success at the Federal level exposed the need for a similar program that could be utilized by state and local agencies. StateRAMP was created to allow state and local government to benefit from FedRAMP’s approach for standardizing cybersecurity requirements for IT solutions and enabling reauthorizations of security packages.
The FedRAMP Authorization Act, signed in December 2022 as part of the FY23 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), codifies the FedRAMP program as the authoritative security assessment and authorization baseline for cloud service offerings that process unclassified federal data. FedRAMP Compliance enables agencies to:
To work with the federal government, cloud service providers must achieve FedRAMP authorization for each cloud service offering. This ensures agencies maintain a high level of data protection that is standardized across the federal government. Federal officials look to the FedRAMP marketplace as the most reliable source when securing new cloud solutions. Learn how Carahsoft helps CSPs become FedRAMP authorized and build their federal customer base.
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