Cloud security and storage provider Accellion announced its certification with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Thursday, the latest of many cloud companies to recently win the government-wide stamp of approval.
“This achievement demonstrates to our many current and prospective government customers that we take cybersecurity and the authenticity of their data extremely seriously,” Yorgen Edholm, CEO of Accellion, said in a press release. “We are actively pursuing and progressing toward full FedRAMP certification so that we can further support government agencies in their pursuit to protect sensitive data.”
Accellion received its “in process” certification and expects full approval later this year.
FedRAMP will specifically impact kiteworks, their enterprise solution platform, which offers multi-tier private cloud architecture. With FedRAMP, “federal agencies will have validation that kiteworks is a superior content management and collaboration solution that enables their employees to securely access and transfer sensitive government documents,” the press release said.
Based in Palo Alto, California, Accellion is a leading provider of file sharing and cloud collaboration to over 15 million users and 2,500 corporations, including NASA and the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, according to their website.
Multiple cloud companies have received recent FedRAMP approvals, including cloud vendor Skyhigh Networks and BMC Software. Over the last six months there have been 60 authorizations – a 50 percent increase — according to Accellion.
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