Adobe earns FedRAMP authority to operate for suite of software options


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Adobe announced Tuesday a suite of its cloud-based services has earned an authority to operate from the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.

The San Jose, California-based software company became the first to earn a FedRAMP ATO for Web content management, electronic forms through e-signatures, Web-conferencing, e-learning and document rights management. The services are now delivered in a hybrid cloud with software-as-a-service, or SaaS, capabilities through Adobe Experience Manager and Adobe Connect.

Adobe earned the ATO through the Department of Health and Human Services, with Veris Group acting as the third party assessment organization, or 3PAO.

The ATO comes as more cloud providers are lining up SaaS options for secure government use. Earlier this year, cloud collaboration service Huddle was among those given an ATO for a product outside of an infrastructure-as-a-service or platform-as-a-service option.

“This authorization meets the varied business requirements of our operating divisions,” HHS Chief Information Officer Frank Baitman said in a release. “It not only benefits these organizations within the department, but other government agencies are also able to more easily utilize this security documentation and assessment for their own information technology projects. With each new company achieving an authorization to operate, the cloud is maturing and becoming a secure and viable solution for government agencies and companies alike.”

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