With that authority, Box for Government can now serve civilian agencies at the FedRAMP-moderate level.
West Coast-based tech company Box is set to expand its federal customer base thanks to a new offering, Box for Government, which received the government’s cloud computing seal of approval this week.
The new offering is Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program-accredited through a provisional authority to operate from the Defense Information Systems Agency.
With that authority, Box for Government can now serve civilian agencies at the FedRAMP-moderate level, as well as Defense Department customers with data designated as Impact Level 2 by DISA, which includes some public-facing data and private unclassified information.
The company is also working to meet the FedRAMP-high baseline and DISA’s Impact Level 4 data, according to a Box spokeswoman. That would allow Box to work with some of the most sensitive unclassified data the government hosts.
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"Box for Government will make it easier than ever for government organizations to deploy Box at scale, become more agile, and drive their digital transformation strategies forward,” said Aaron Levie, Box co-founder and CEO.
The process to get accredited was a lengthy one that began over a year ago and involved third-party assessment organization, Brightline, which tested Box’s security posture, architecture and risk management plans. Box, which already boasts big-time customers like the departments of Energy, Justice and Commerce, hope its customer catalog in government only grows from here.
Meanwhile, the FedRAMP office is working to ensure companies like Box aren’t forced to wait a year or more to complete authorizations in the future.