Akamai (AKAM) Becomes FedRAMP Compliant

August 27, 2013 9:07 AM EDT
Akamai Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: AKAM) reported achieving FedRAMP compliance as a Cloud Services Provider.

Akamai received a Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO) from the Joint Authorization Board (JAB) of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). This is the first JAB ATO granted to a globally distributed, publicly shared cloud services platform. Agencies can leverage Akamai cloud services directly, or use them to front end other FedRAMP-compliant data center solutions. This model offers a unique end-to-end FedRAMP compliant solution that is designed to help make it easier for the U.S. Government to use shared cloud services in support of federal computing initiatives.

FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that standardizes the approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The JAB comprises the Chief Information Officers of the Departments of Defense (DoD) and Homeland Security (DHS) and the General Services Administration (GSA) who lead the management of the program with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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