The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has authorized its first cloud provider for voice and collaboration. Collab9 announced today it became a provider of the only Cisco-powered cloud service for voice and collaboration that meets all levels of government requirements for security.
The company’s unified communication product offers unified messaging integrating voicemail and email, video calls, mobility, IM, presence, Contact Center, E911, and integration with Microsoft and Google Cloud collaboration and email applications.
Collab9 was sponsored by the Federal Communications Commission to achieve a FedRAMP compliant agency authority to operate and verified by the FedRAMP Project Management Office.
The FedRAMP Authorized designation will help collab9 aid government agencies speed up their cloud implementation and “increase their confidence in cloud security, and ensure the application of a consistent set of security standards to their cloud environments,” collab9 CEO Kevin Schatzle said.
“There is also a carryover benefit into state and local government and other industries facing security compliance regulation, such as law enforcement, health care, financial services, education, among others,” he continued. “FedRAMP can be used as a baseline for security assessment and risk management, since it is the most stringent and can map to other security frameworks.”
More than 40 federal contractors, value added resellers and telecom service providers offer collab9’s UCaaS solution through its federal contract vehicles.