Lookout Announces FedRAMP Authorization for SASE Solution for Government
Lookout, a cloud security company, announced that its secure access service edge solution has been authorized under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.
Specifically, the company’s Lookout Security Platform attained the FedRAMP Joint Advisory Board Provisional Authority to Operate.
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to evaluating the security of cloud-based products and services.
The P-ATO clearance reduces the amount of work that agencies need to put into evaluating the platform’s security, Lookout said Wednesday.
The company said that the Lookout Security Platform is designed to provide endpoint security for government data in any location, including on-premise, software-as-a-service and infrastructure-as-a-service applications.
Lookout added that the platform supports the consistent implementation of user and entity behavior analytics, data loss prevention and enterprise digital rights management policies across all users, endpoints and applications.
Tony D’Angelo, Lookout’s vice president for the U.S. public sector, said that the platform’s SASE architecture and other features can also help agencies implement zero trust security.
Zero trust is a modern security architecture and is a key element of President Joe Biden’s May 2021 executive order on modernizing the federal government’s cybersecurity.
In late January, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum requiring federal agencies to meet certain zero trust milestones by fiscal year 2024.
OMB’s directives are based on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency’s zero trust maturity model.
Category: Digital Modernization
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