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FedRAMP Grants High Authorization to Google Workspace

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FedRAMP Grants High Authorization to Google Workspace

Google Workspace, formerly known as G-Suite, has received Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program High authorization.

The federally approved product consists of a variety of cloud-based collaboration tools.

According to the FedRAMP website, Google Workspace services such as Calendar, Docs, Drive, Forms and Gmail are now classified under FedRAMP High.

The high authorization was granted by the Joint Authorization Board, FedScoop reported.

Citing the authorization, Mike Daniels, vice president of Google Cloud’s global public sector business, said in a blog post that federal customers now have access to a secure collaborative environment that does not require the purchase and deployment of a separate “gov cloud” instance.

Google Workspace is used by 65 agencies, including the departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security, Education, Housing and Urban Development, and Veterans Affairs, as well as federal regulatory agencies such as the Food and Drug Administration, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

It is the latest product by Google to receive FedRAMP authorization in recent months after its admin console, cloud identity, identity and access management and virtual private cloud systems.

The milestone also comes as Google Cloud received impact level four provisional authorization from the Defense Information Systems Agency. With the IL4 designation, Google Cloud is now cleared to store and process controlled unclassified information.

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