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RSA Receives  FedRAMP ‘In-Process’ Status for Authenticator Solution


RSA Receives FedRAMP ‘In-Process’ Status for Authenticator Solution

Cybersecurity and risk management provider RSA said its RSA SecurID Access solution has achieved Federal Risk Authorization Management Program “In-Process” status. 

Federal agencies and public-sector organizations may now use RSA's cloud authentication service and use RSA SecurID Access to advance their cloud-first efforts, the company said.

“Government agencies increasingly need to support the workforce through both on-premise and cloud applications, which requires an authentication infrastructure. By serving as a formal sponsor to RSA for FedRAMP certification, we hope to help other federal agencies modernize their infrastructure and secure their agency mission," said Kenny Harrison, chief of the Census Bureau's telecommunications office. 

RSA said the solution would provide users with multi-factor authentication options such as mobile push, device biometrics, Fast Identity Online and one-time password. RSA SecurID also offers authenticator factors like hardware and software tokens. 

The company said that having a trusted and secure authentication solution is essential for agencies working to modernize their information technology infrastructure.

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that serves as a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. 

Rob Carey, RSA's vice president and general manager for global public sector, said that RSA Authentication Manager, the on-premise component of RSA SecurID Access, has been widely deployed across federal agencies. 

“Today’s announcement that we’re in-process for FedRAMP certification further proves our commitment to serve our federal customers as they continue moving from on-premise systems to cloud-based IT. They can be assured that RSA takes their trust and security seriously and that we’re bringing that to the cloud," Carey said. 

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