What is FedRAMP Certification?
Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is the official US government program and cybersecurity framework designed to standardize data protection in cloud environments.
FedRAMP certified vendors who have met FedRAMP compliance requirements get featured on the FedRAMP open marketplace. Government agencies needing CSP solutions may only buy from these FedRAMP authorized vendors.
As your initial step in determining what you need to do to become a FedRAMP certified vendor, Ignyte Platform offers an AccelRAR 30 program. In 30 days, the AccelRAR30 program delivers an assessment report which reveals exactly what your CSP requires for its pursuit of FedRAMP certification. The information in your RAR will help your CSP confidently accelerate the grueling yet worthwhile FedRAMP authorization process.
As the only auditor-approved software solution, Ignyte Platform’s A²RAMP (Advise and Automate) program expedites the pathway to FedRAMP certifications and provides continuous monitoring for government IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS providers. Developed by former DoD assessors and security managers, Ignyte Platform eases the burden of obtaining and maintaining FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO).
4 Ways Ignyte Platform Accelerates FedRAMP Compliance for 25% Less
Together, these processes help you cut costs and accelerate your FedRAMP compliance requirements. As FedRAMP consultants, Ignyte Platform ensures that once your CSP is FedRAMP certified, it will remain FedRAMP compliant.
by streamlining FedRAMP Continuous Monitoring
- Deliver live without continuous monitoring
- Eliminate Excel and siloed software
through automated POA&Ms and evidence collection processes
- Satisfy your auditor in real-time by efficiently collecting, cataloging, and linking evidence
- Regain productivity by eliminating hours of search time looking for lost, mislabeled, or improperly-dated evidence
by automating FedRAMP SSP output into Word compliant files
- Collaborate and manage the 900+ page SSP using a content management system that automatically generates submission-ready Word documents to meet FedRAMP requirements
by providing OSCAL ready content
- Accelerate the Assessment & Authorization (A&A) process with machine-read, and FedRAMP auditor approved content that avoids the slow submission of error-prone Word documents
How can Ignyte Platform help your company with FedRAMP?
I’m new to the FedRAMP authorization process, and I need information on the FedRAMP certification requirements
We have a FedRAMP certification, but lucrative, high-security agencies like DoD require FedRAMP+
We’ve got a FedRAMP certification. Now, we want to explore automated maintenance options
Why choose Ignyte Platform for your FedRAMP authorization?
Savings per project
ATOs for the US Government
“It was difficult to handle compliance audits on spreadsheets. We lacked consistency or accuracy in data collection, so we had no reference point. Ignyte Platform allows us to create a high-level system that encompasses our entire environment, and can connect to any other that embraces that.”
“Ignyte team helped us get through FedRAMP based SSP in a matter of weeks versus months or years. We love working with their team and leveraging their automated platform for generating important artifacts and documents.”
Ignyte Platform’s FedRAMP Consultant Solution helps every aspect of a CSP’s business
Sales and Marketing
- Increases sales pipeline with government opportunities
- Promotes security as a feature to all prospects
Cybersecurity Risk Management
- Eases security burdens through automation
- Delivers Key Learning applications for other projects
Chief Executive Officers
- Positive ROI from investment
- Reduces-costs on FedRAMP implementation & maintenance
Chief Legal Officers
- Positive ROI from investment
- Reduces-costs on FedRAMP implementation & maintenance
Chief Financial Officers
- Reduces corporate cyber-threats
- Lowers insurance premiums
Chief Information Security Officers
- Increases cloud security
- Eases concern of cyber-threats
Ignyte Platform FedRAMP Solutions
FedRAMP Certification | FedRAMP+ Certification | FedRAMP Renewals
What is FedRAMP?
FedRAMP controls which CSPs are allowed to do business with the U.S. Government. The FedRAMP certification process is challenging, time-consuming, and requires a 7-figure investment, but when you’re done:
- You’ll be added to the FedRAMP authorized open marketplace, so agencies eager to adapt to the U.S. government’s cloud-first agenda can do so.
- Your FedRAMP certification offers “proof” to non-government prospects that your cloud solution is next-level cyber-secure.
- Your cyber-security standards can make it easier to comply with other standards, such as CMMC, today and in the future.
Get contracts with the most secure government agencies
If you’re already FedRAMP-certified, but your security access is locking you out of lucrative projects, you need to level up to FedRAMP+. A FedRAMP+ certification allows you to work with U.S. government agencies such as the Department of Information Systems Agency (DISA), Department of Defense (DoD), U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force.
Ignyte Platform can accelerate your FedRAMP certification with a 30-day FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Program – AccelRAR 30, and then save you at least 25% on your full ATO process by automating the implementation of FedRAMP requirements with A²RAMP service.
Recertify your FedRAMP Cloud Offering quickly and efficiently
As an existing FedRAMP certification holder, you’re familiar with the U.S. Government’s annual FedRAMP compliance requirements. Ignyte Platform offers an automated solution that makes it easy to recertify this year and every year.
FedRAMP Automation Services
A revolutionary solution to secure your revolutionary software
The Industry’s only A²RAMP Service: Advise and Automate
Ignyte Platform is revolutionizing the FedRAMP process by offering cloud service providers the only A²RAMP service in the industry, giving organizations an automated way to secure CSP software for FedRAMP and all other instances.
FedRAMP consultants who will get you FedRAMP-ready. Start with Ignyte’s AccelRAR 30.
Ignyte’s cutting-edge software platform is designed and developed by former DoD cyber risk managers and assessors. It automates FedRAMP maintenance with features like Continuous Monitoring (ConMON), Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) app leveraging, effortless SSP report generation to Word compliant documents, and OSCAL ready content.
What is FedRAMP Authorization?
FedRAMP stands for Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. It contains a set of standards and methods designed for federal agencies to facilitate the assessment of Cloud Service Providers (CSPs). FedRAMP features a risk management framework based on the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 and NIST 500-83 that allows stakeholders to assess and authorize cloud service offerings.
FedRAMP authorization is a government program used to provide a standardized strategy for performing security assessments, authorization, and enabling continuous monitoring of cloud services and products. The certification allows agencies to implement and use cloud technologies by emphasizing the protection and security of federal IT infrastructure and information.
What are FedRAMP Requirements?
FedRAMP requirements are fundamentally based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800-53. This particular publication sets standards and guidelines for information security controls regarding cloud computing environments.
If you work within the government sector, chances are you’ve already been exposed to NIST 800-53 in different forms such as CNSSI 1253, internal DoD A&A (Assessment and Authorization) Process, industry-wide FedRAMP, and even the emerging A&A processes around cATO, cRMF, FastATO, Accelerated ATO, and our very own micro layered ATO for the cloud.
For a closer look into controls structure and language, read more about dissecting FedRAMP NIST 800-53, NIST 800-171 & CMMC 2.0 Control Structure.
What are FedRAMP impact levels?
FedRAMP authorization currently distinguishes three security impact levels for CSPs based on their Cloud Service Offerings (CSOs) such as Low, Moderate, and High impact levels.
These levels vary based on the different types of data managed and controlled by CSP in the cloud. The different degrees of severity indicate the potential impact on the protected information in the event of the system being compromised.
How much does it cost to get FedRAMP certified?
To understand the FedRAMP certification costs, you need to look into different categories of expenses:
- Engineering with an average cost of $1,100,000.
- Documentation is estimated at an average cost of $400,000.
- 3PAO Assessment can cost $500,000 on average.
- FedRAMP JAB Review averages $250,000.
- Continuous Monitoring costs $1,000,000 on average.
Take a look at a more detailed breakdown of these categories in our Quick Guide on FedRAMP Fundamentals.
Is there a way to save costs on FedRAMP compliance?
Yes, the Ignyte team can save up to 25% on your FedRAMP or FedRAMP+ compliance process by implementing a number of automated procedures.
For instance, leveraging Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL), Ignyte Platform generates machine-read content to accelerate compliance processes and eliminate human errors. Schedule a system demo to walk through FedRAMP automation processes.
What is a FedRAMP 3PAO?
A FedRAMP 3PAO is a Third-Party Assessment Organization that has been certified to help CSPs and government agencies meet their FedRAMP compliance requirements. They are an integral part of the FedRAMP audit process, as their independent assessments are used by the federal government in the authorization decision-making for CSOs.
For more FedRAMP related terminology and abbreviations, visit our FedRAMP Glossary.
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