IBM TRIRIGA attains FedRAMP authorization for software as a service

IBM has attained FedRAMP Authorization (Impact Level Moderate). Saving you both time and money, this contains 325 different “controls” for government agencies.

Why should you care about FedRAMP?

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a “do once, use many times” framework required to conduct redundant agency security assessments.

The objective of FedRAMP is threefold:

  • Ensure that information systems/services used government-wide have adequate information security;
  • Eliminate duplication of effort and reduce risk management costs; and
  • Enable rapid and cost-effective procurement of information systems/services for federal agencies.

FedRAMP supports the US Office of Management and Budget’s goal to reform technology management with a Cloud First Policy. This policy allows US agencies to rapidly adapt from old, legacy IT to mission-enabling, secure cloud services . That, in turn, will better serve an agency’s mission, drive improved citizen services and increase cyber security.

Will FedRAMP make TRIRIGA more secure?

TRIRIGA® is already known as a secured as a solution (SaaS) offering in the market today. Now, the FedRAMP requirements provide additional controls above the standard NIST baseline controls in NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4. These additional controls address the unique elements of cloud computing to ensure all federal data is secure in cloud environments.

The “do once, use many times” framework saves cost, time, and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments. FedRAMP became mandatory for Federal Agency cloud deployments and service models at the low-, moderate – How TOhigh-risk impact levels. You’ll find the FedRAMP Frequently Asked Questions here.

Are you ready for the cloud?

Finding the right SaaS offering means finding more time to address your core mission, instead of the technology you use. That’s because with a cloud-based offering, you gain more flexibility and scalability. As a FedRAMP authorized solution, TRIRIGA can help your government agency deploy new instances faster, increase uptime, reduce costs and minimize risk.

To learn more about TRIRIGA on the cloud, listen to this webinar.

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