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.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency | January 17, 2023
SentinelOne, an autonomous cybersecurity solution provider, recently announced that it joined the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative (JCDC).
The membership further supports the US Government's strategy to protect the cyber ecosystem and critical infrastructure.
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) founded JCDC in 2021. The collaborative aims to unite the international cyber community and defend cyberspace. SentinelLabs and SentinelOne's autonomous cybersecurity platforms will aid JCDC in collecting, analyzing, and disseminating data on cyber threats.
SentinelOne will lend its insights and support to JCDC's strategic planning and offer advice as part of the partnership. As a result, JCDC will have unprecedented insight into new threats through this collaboration, allowing them to prevent attacks even before they happen. SentinelLabs is a top-tier team of security researchers dedicated to discovering and analyzing critical vulnerabilities, attack vectors, malware strains, and threat actors.
"JCDC goes beyond other public-private partnerships, delivering collaborative engagement between the nation's top cyber minds with a focus on planning, action, and mitigation. With exceptional speed, scale and intelligence, our team and technology will play a crucial role in the organization's continued success. We have partnered closely with CISA for years and look forward to continuing that relationship, helping protect the world's most critical assets and information," said Jared Phipps, SVP of Americas Sales and Solution Engineering.
(Source: Business Wire)
About Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency
Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) established JCDC in August 2021 to transform traditional public-private partnerships into real-time private-public operational collaboration and shift the paradigm from reacting to threats and vulnerabilities to proactively planning and taking steps to mitigate them. The company leads the national effort to understand, manage, and reduce risk to its cyber and physical infrastructure. Its multi-faceted mission is home to more than 15 career fields including business administration, cybersecurity, program management, communications, and data science.
Launchdarkly | January 25, 2023
On January 24, 2023, LaunchDarkly, a feature management platform, received moderate impact authorization from the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) for its LaunchDarkly Federal solution, with endorsement from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
For years, LaunchDarkly has worked directly with US government agencies to drive innovation and increase resiliency in their software deployments. Many government organizations now use the platform to manage feature releases and deployments across their agencies and infrastructures. Customers can use the LaunchDarkly Federal solution to perform targeted rollouts efficiently, significantly improve release experiences, and confidently deploy new technology to millions of users.
LaunchDarkly Federal supports connected and disconnected operations and is the market's first feature management platform to receive FedRAMP authorization. It is now better positioned to provide the public sector with an enterprise-class feature management solution that enables government agencies and their private sector partners to safely modernize and migrate applications while maintaining exceptional control.
This authorization comes at a crucial time when government agencies strive to operate in the safest environments possible in the face of rising cyber security concerns. The platform is uniquely positioned to assist these agencies as they advance their DevSecOps initiatives to incorporate Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery (CI/CD).
LaunchDarkly's commitment to enhancing the privacy and security of its platform is furthered by its FedRAMP authorization at a moderate impact level. The company has also confirmed that its platform supports HIPAA compliance, offering healthcare providers that adhere to strict privacy regulations with the confidence and capabilities they need to innovate continuously with less risk.
Founded in 2014 and based in Oakland (California), LaunchDarkly is a scalable feature management program. Feature management enables development teams to innovate rapidly by fundamentally altering how software is delivered to customers. DevOps teams can accelerate their journey to the cloud, standardize safe releases at scale, and collaborate more effectively with business teams with the ability to gradually release new software features on any platform to any segment of users. Currently, the platform deploys 20 trillion feature flag peaks daily, and this number continues to rise. LaunchDarkly is on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, Enterprise Tech 30 list, and InfoWorld's 2021 Technology of the Year list.