Acquia Awarded FedRAMP ATO from the Department of Treasury [April 4, 2016]
Validates Acquia’s Leading Security, Risk, and Compliance Practices
WASHINGTON – April 4, 2016 – Acquia, the digital experience company, today announced that it has been granted an Authority to Operate (ATO) by the U.S. Department of Treasury under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMPSM) for federal customers using Acquia Cloud Enterprise and Acquia Cloud Site Factory. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.
The federal government spends hundreds of millions of dollars a year securing the use of IT systems; FedRAMP provides assurance to agencies that the appropriate security and risk management practices are in place for their cloud properties. Only cloud providers that meet the strict provisions of FedRAMP gain this certification.
“Securing IT platforms is a matter of major concern for the federal government, and we at Acquia are proud to be recognized as one of a select few Platform as a Service providers who have completed FedRAMP in order to provide best-in-class digital solutions to the agencies that keep our country running smoothly,” said Alan Nugent, chief information security officer at Acquia. “Acquia is focused on every dimension of security, risk, and compliance from our internal systems and controls through the entire product portfolio. We’re committed to delivering unmatched security, scalability and performance to our federal agency clients.”
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program framework adheres to the requirements of federal, state and local government as well as highly regulated industries such as financial services and life sciences that demand strict security protocols for their IT properties. Acquia's continuous monitoring ensures a uniform approach to risk management and offers significant cost savings, improved efficiency, and a faster time to market for digital experience delivery.
“Federal agencies are reinventing how they deliver services and information. They’re going through a profound digital transformation, and Acquia provides an open, secure platform for agencies to accelerate their digital experience initiatives,” said Todd Akers, vice president of public sector at Acquia. “The Acquia Platform meets the rigorous security and compliance requirements of federal agencies and provides a foundation for innovation, allowing federal agencies to better serve an always-connected world.”
Acquia’s information security program helps to ensure customers operate in a secure environment that complies with a wide array of industry standards and regulations including ISO 27001, HIPAA, SSAE16/SOC 1/ISAE-3402, SOC 2, and PCI-DSS. The company’s “security by design” includes out-of-the-box features such as multiple layers of firewall, multi-factor authentication, vulnerability management, security incident response, backups, and disaster recovery capabilities. Acquia offers powerful solutions to meet a wide range of compliance and security needs.
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Acquia is the digital experience company. The U.S. Department of Justice, the Australian Government, State of New York, and the City of Los Angeles are among the more than 4,000 organizations that are transforming digital citizen engagement with Acquia’s open cloud platform. Global 2000 enterprises, government agencies and NGOs rely on Acquia to create new revenue streams, lower costs, and engage audiences more deeply through content, community, commerce and context.
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