Cybersecurity pioneer Coalfire, IT solutions provider Carahsoft Technology Corp., and Google Public Sector have entered into a partnership to accelerate FedRAMP Authority-to-Operate (ATO) certification and public sector opportunities for customers deployed on Google Cloud.
Coalfire’s FedRAMP expertise and offerings will be bundled and delivered to Google Cloud’s state, federal, and institutional clients by Carahsoft, one of the public sector’s largest solution providers and its ecosystem of reseller partners and systems integrators.
“With the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program now the law of the land, achieving FedRAMP certification has quickly evolved from cost burden to exponential business opportunity,” said Troy Bertram, managing director of Google Cloud’s Public Sector Partner Ecosystem. “Whether or not our clients are selling into government markets or looking ahead to renewing contracts, Coalfire’s disruptive services portfolio and ability to provide enterprise SaaS companies with FedRAMP advisory and assessment services that accelerate time to market is a mission-critical differentiator for government contractors.”
The collaboration enables Google Public Sector and Carahsoft clients to accelerate their digital transformation and enter new federal markets through Coalfire’s FedRAMP advisory services.
These offerings allow customers to understand gaps and build required architectures and documentation to achieve FedRAMP authorization, reducing the financial barriers to entry for which FedRAMP was once known.
Once clients achieve ATO, they are positioned to sell across multiple agencies (instead of just one), and with the Coalfire/Google Public Sector/Carahsoft solution, clients retain ownership of all technology deliverables.
“The FedRAMP roadmap leads to a threat-informed approach to risk management, and the FedRAMP Authorization Act passed in December opens new opportunities for companies to test once and certify many times with reciprocity among agencies,” said Carahsoft President Craig P. Abod. “From gap and desired architecture analysis to audit-ready, this partnership with Coalfire enables Carahsoft technology partners operating in Google Cloud to confidently accredit and deploy FedRAMP-compliant environments within an accelerated timeline. Carahsoft and its ecosystem of partners are excited for the opportunity to offer public sector customers a greater variety of FedRAMP-certified solutions deployed on Google Cloud to achieve their mission goals.”