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CenturyLink can help with FedRAMP compliance.

FedRAMP

CenturyLink can assist with FedRAMP compliance by providing any combination of IT services — Cloud, Managed Services and Colocation.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services.

This approach uses a “do once, use many times” framework that saves an estimated 30-40% of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments. FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cyber security and cloud experts from the General Services Administration (GSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council and its working groups, as well as private industry.

Goals

  • Accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions through the reuse of assessments and authorizations.
  • Increase confidence in security of cloud solutions to achieve consistent security authorizations using a baseline set of agreed upon standards to be used for cloud product approval in or outside of FedRAMP.
  • Ensure consistent application of existing security practice and increase confidence in security assessments.
  • Increase automation and near real-time data for continuous monitoring.

Benefits

  • Increase reuse of existing security assessments across agencies.
  • Save significant cost, time, and resources – “do once, use many times”.
  • Improve real-time security visibility.
  • Provide a uniform approach to risk-based management.
  • Enhance transparency between government and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs).

CenturyLink Government Cloud

CenturyLink Government Cloud brings together the best of public, private, and hybrid cloud offerings — enabling agencies to seamlessly migrate and extend their data center workloads to the cloud while complying with federal security standards. By supplying cloud, colocation, and managed hosting services over its carrier-class network, CenturyLink provides government agencies with more than just security standards; it allows the agencies to take advantage of benefits of having existing people, process, tools, and automation in place. This combination enables government organizations to focus on their mission rather than taking time and resources that may result from the need to re-architect legacy infrastructure.

CenturyLink Government Cloud is an enterprise-class FedRAMP compliant service deployed in conjunction with VMware’s industry recognized vCloud® Government Community platform. This lets its customers stretch their data center to the cloud (often referred to as a “Hybrid Cloud”) using familiar tools and processes. A common vSphere foundation makes cloud adoption simpler and less risky.

Dedicated Cloud is a physically isolated, single tenant compute offering delivering increased performance. Virtual Private Cloud is a flexible multi-tenant service where compute, networking, and storage are logically isolated, providing the necessary reliability to execute business-critical missions.

CenturyLink Government Cloud leverages our extensive state-of-the-art networking services. Moreover, since some vSphere users deploy their data center in one of our facilities it also complements our managed services.

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