Acquia has usedÂ Amazon Web Services‘ Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program vendor package to achieve a FedRAMPÂ authority-to-operate designation and obtainÂ permission to sell cloud computing services inÂ the public sector.
AWS said Monday Acquia’s cloud platforms were assessed at the moderate impact level through the sponsorship of the Treasury Department.
Acquia achieved FedRAMP ATO in April for itsÂ Acquia Cloud Enterprise and Acquia Cloud Site Factory platforms that offerÂ firewall, multi-factor authentication, vulnerability management, security incident response, backups and disaster recovery support.
Peter Durand,Â Acquia federal sector vice president, said Acquia used the vencor package to addressÂ complexities and manage the policy components ofÂ the accreditation process while AWS’ security team providedÂ guidance on FedRAMP and Defense Department security.
Durand added companies that wantÂ to obtain FedRAMPÂ ATO should understand the complexity and investment associated with the process andÂ consider aÂ sponsor agency that could help them through theÂ assessment.
AWS notedÂ it helps Acquia manage and provide an information technology infrastructure to host websites and web applications of theÂ latter’sÂ clients.