MongoDB | February 09, 2023
On February 08, 2023, MongoDB, a software development company, announced that its platform, MongoDB Atlas, has achieved FedRAMP, the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program's Moderate Authorized designation.
The MongoDB Atlas for Government platform provides software tools and services for organizations of the U.S. government, enabling them to quickly build and deploy secure, high-scale distributed applications over the cloud. An independent auditor has reported that it fulfills almost all the requirements of the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS). In addition, it makes it easier for educational institutes, local agencies, states, and the federal government, to build updated cloud-native applications while still fulfilling data security and privacy standards.
FedRAMP is a U.S. government program providing a standardized approach to authorization, continuous monitoring, and security assessment for cloud-related products and services. MongoDB received FedRAMP's approval because it fulfilled the requirements of strict performance, compliance, and security standards. It is now listed among FedRAMP-authorized companies, offering cloud software to government organizations to help them innovate and grow faster and more confidently with FedRAMP's approval.
Chief Product Officer of MongoDB, Sahir Azam, said, "Security is our priority at MongoDB and a top priority for our customers. We know that with the proliferation of different types of data that is transmitted and stored in the cloud, protecting sensitive data is increasingly important for both private and public entities." He added, "The FedRAMP Moderate designation, as well as the assessment of MongoDB Atlas for Government in support of customers with CJIS requirements, are the result of our efforts to ensure that MongoDB Atlas for Government is well positioned to secure the country's most crucial data sets and power the most innovative applications designed to transform government. Now the more than 7,500 government organizations leveraging AWS also have access to MongoDB Atlas for Government to create modern applications. We are grateful for the support and partnership of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) who sponsored MongoDB throughout the authorization process."
(Source – Cision PR Newswire)
MongoDB, a developer data platform company, has empowered innovators with software and data requirements to build, transform, and disrupt industries since 2007. Headquartered in New York, it has more than 39,100 employees in about 100 countries worldwide. The statistics say that its database platform has been downloaded more than 352 million times, and about 1.5 million people have registered for MongoDB University courses. It provides solutions for the financial services, telecommunications, healthcare, retail, and public sectors. Its strategic initiatives are Legacy modernization, Business agility, Data as a service, and Cloud data strategy for public and private enterprises without any lock-in.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Menlo Security | February 06, 2023
Menlo Security, a well-known cloud security provider, has recently announced that its cloud-native Menlo Security platform has acquired an Authorization to operate (ATO) under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) at the moderate level.
This Authorization is for the usage of cloud-based internet isolation (CBII) and remote browser isolation (RBI) technologies, protecting data and humans from zero-day attacks, spyware, malware, and ransomware. With the support of the Isolation CoreTM, it will stop threats before they happen. In addition, it centralizes interfaces, removing the need for other technologies, extends integration with different interfaces, and prevents HEAT attacks.
Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer of Menlo Security, Poornima DeBolle, said, "Achieving FedRAMP Authorization for the Menlo Cloud Security Platform is a true testament to the value of our Isolation Core architecture. Our ability to protect the users from sophisticated attacks while maintaining a consistent user experience will enable the government agencies to focus on their mission." She added, "Highly Evasive Adaptive Threats (HEAT) are challenging legacy security stacks with new techniques to deliver malware to the user. Our Zero Trust approach, powered by our innovative Isolation Core, has been proven by CBII in the DoD with millions of users for more than two years. We look forward to bringing the same protection to all government agencies with our FedRAMP Authorization."
(Source – Business Wire)
About Menlo Security
Menlo Security, a leading computer and network security provider, prevents organizations from threats, eliminates cyber-attacks and provides complete protection with its isolation-powered cloud security platform. In addition, it provides the most secure Zero Trust approach, making it invisible to online end users and freeing up security operations to focus on business growth. Headquartered in Mountain View, California, it has been transforming cybersecurity against almost all threats since 2013. It specializes in Zero Trust, CASB, cloud security, remote browser isolation, secure web gateway, network security, cybersecurity, and internet isolation.
Fidelis Cybersecurity | February 02, 2023
National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO), has recently added Fidelis Cybersecurity platforms to its existing ValuePoint contracts with Carahsoft Technology Corporation, providing cyber defense solutions to associated Education institutions, States, and Local Governments.
Its integrated cloud security platform helps customers delve deeper into their digital environments, detect, and respond to threats faster, improve threat detection, enable continuous risk assessment, and ensure compliance and security.
Alex Whitworth, Sales Director leading the Fidelis team at Carahsoft, said, “The addition of Fidelis’ platforms to this contract creates new opportunities for NASPO members to protect their critical operations and safeguard sensitive Government data. “Fidelis’ cybersecurity solutions exceed standard threat protection by enabling proactive cyber defense across cloud environments and on-premises. We look forward to working with Fidelis and our reseller partners to make it easier for our joint customers to acquire this advanced technology.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Dale McCloskey, Senior Vice President, Federal Sales at Fidelis Cybersecurity, said, “Universities and State and Local agencies are under a continuous barrage of attacks. We are excited to expand our partnership with Carahsoft and enable NASPO’s State and Local agency and higher education customers to shift to proactive cyber defense with integrated Deception, XDR and cloud security and compliance platforms to better protect their hybrid environments from advanced threat actors.”
(Source – Business Wire)
About Fidelis Cybersecurity
Fidelis Cybersecurity is a cyber defense provider for modern IT, serving cyber threat detection, withdrawal, response, compliance, and cloud security. It offers dynamic cyber terrain mapping, multi-facet context, and risk assessment. It reduces attackable surfaces, threat detection, incident response, and automated exposure prevention, providing professionals with context, speed, accuracy, and portability security to the top government agencies, enterprises and commercials that trust it globally. In addition, it secures production assets from adversaries with decoys, countering ongoing attacks and gathering intelligence to prepare for future attacks.