FedRAMP SaaS-Level Compliant Clouds
Project Hosts is a Cloud Services Provider (CSP) and a recognized leader in delivering Microsoft SaaS-based solutions. We have been hosting Microsoft Clouds for more than a decade, serving thousands of government agencies, global enterprises and medium-sized businesses. We are a gold-certified Microsoft Hosting Partner delivering secure, robust and scalable dedicated clouds.
Project Hosts' solutions are FedRAMP SaaS-compliant with an Agency ATO and support 100% of the security controls required to meet this standard. Our FedRAMP Solutions allow agencies to eliminate the significant cost associated with establishing and maintaining SaaS-level compliance for solutions that are built on premise or on an IaaS/PaaS platform. Federal and state agencies can rely on Project Hosts to deploy and manage their public, private, community and hybrid clouds in a secure, reliable and cost-effective manner.
Our Federal Private Cloud for Windows and Linux Applications (FPC) provides cloud-based access to Microsoft applications including SharePoint, Project Server, Dynamics CRM, Power BI, Visual Studio, TFS, Remote Desktop, and Office; applications from other commercial software vendors such as AvePoint, BrightWork, Gimmal, Innovative-e, Nintex, UMT360, and Urban Turtle; and open source applications such as Drupal, WordPress and Joomla for agency website content management. A hybrid cloud architecture allows agencies to leverage shared services for some functions (e.g. authentication, monitoring, scanning) while still having the option to choose dedicated servers for applications and databases. The option for dedicated virtual or physical servers allows agencies to meet compliance requirements and also provides them with greater flexibility to implement customizations to meet their functional requirements.
"Project Hosts is the first Cloud Service Provider to have demonstrated compliance with the rev4 FedRAMP baseline," said Matt Goodrich, FedRAMP Director, GSA. "Through the CSP supplied path, Project Hosts' environment was assessed by a FedRAMP-accredited 3APO confirming the completion of the FedRAMP Security Assessment Framework, paving the way for Project Hosts' customer to grant their Agency ATOs."
We also have an ISV FedRAMP Program that is sponsored by the Microsoft Azure Team. This program enables ISVs to deliver their apps in a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud on Azure Gov in order to sell to federal and state agencies. It fast-tracks ISVs into Azure Gov, enables ISVs to sell their applications to federal and state agencies, and helps build an eco-system of government applications on the Azure Gov platform.
Federal and state government agencies can procure Project Hosts FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant solutions directly from the GSA Schedule listing of Federal Private Clouds.
The following Microsoft-based applications and solutions are now available from Project Hosts in FedRAMP SaaS Compliant Private and Community Clouds:
FedRAMP SaaS-Level Compliant Solutions:
- AvePoint - SharePoint Governance compliant and management
- BrightWork - Project & Portfolio Management on SharePoint
- Drupal - Website Content Management System
- Dynamics CRM (MSFT) - Advanced Customer Relationship Management
- Gimmal - SharePoint Information Governance Solutions
- Innovative-e - Project Management on Your Terms (PMOYT)
- Joomla! - Website Content Management System
- Nintex - Workflow Automation Solution for SharePoint
- ProjectServer (MSFT) - Industry Leading Project and Portfolio Management Solution
- Remote (virtual) Desktop (MSFT) - Eliminate Security Risks with Zero Local Data
- SharePoint (MSFT) - Advanced Collaboration and Documentation Management
- Team Foundation Server (MSFT) - Website Content Management System
- UMT360 - Enterprise Portfolio Management Solutions
- Urban Turtle - Advanced SW Development and Collaboration Platform
- WordPress - Website Content Management System
"By achieving FedRAMP compliance at the SaaS level for Microsoft SharePoint, Project, TFS and CRM, we are removing a huge IT burden and expense for any government agency considering building their own FedRAMP or FISMA compliant deployment," said Scott Chapman, CEO and Co-Founder of Project Hosts, Inc. "FedRAMP SaaS compliance at the Moderate impact level means that we have fully implemented all of the 326 unique security controls required to achieve this standard, unlike IaaS FedRAMP certified platforms which only fully implement around 70 controls, leaving it up to each agency to implement the remaining 78% of the security controls."
In addition to providing FedRAMP SaaS Solutions for agencies in need of Private or Community Clouds, Project Hosts offers programs to assist ISVs and Agencies implement and achieve their own FedRAMP compliant offerings. Our FedRAMP Agency Authorization Program is targeted to U.S. Government Agencies who want to deploy and manage their own FedRAMP-approved Cloud Solutions. By partnering with Project Hosts, agencies can get their own "Authority To Operate" credentials. Our FedRAMP Solution Authorization Program is for ISVs and Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), who partner with Project Hosts to get their specific Application Solution compliant with FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO) standards.
A complete list of FedRAMP approved CSPs can be found at: http://cloud.cio.gov/fedramp/cloud-systems
FedRAMP Cloud Solution Overviews
SharePoint FedRAMP SaaS Cloud - Team Document Sharing & Collaboration Solution
Create a single location for your team to organize content, share ideas and manage a project. Organize - whether working as a team or an individual, SharePoint helps you organize information, people and projects. Discover - SharePoint makes it easy to find answers, discover insights and connect with experts. Build - developers and web designers can create new experiences on SharePoint using familiar tools and internet standards. Manage - SharePoint provides powerful controls that allow IT departments to manage cost, risk and their time.
Dynamics CRM FedRAMP SaaS Cloud - Customer Relationship Management Solution
Microsoft Dynamics CRM is a customer relationship management (CRM) business solution that drives sales productivity and marketing effectiveness through social insights, business intelligence, and campaign management. Dynamics CRM can help reduce costs and increase profitability by organizing and automating business processes that nurture customer satisfaction and loyalty in the sales, marketing, and customer service fields.
Project Server FedRAMP SaaS Cloud - Project and Portfolio Management Application
Microsoft Project Server is a flexible and powerful solution for project portfolio management (PPM) and everyday work. Team members, project participants, and business decision makers can get started, prioritize project portfolio investments and deliver the intended business value from virtually anywhere (Solution includes Microsoft SharePoint).
Team Foundation Server FedRAMP SaaS Cloud - Application Lifecycle Management for Visual Studio
Team Foundation Server supports your team so you can connect, collaborate, and deliver on time. Created to get more out of development teams, Team Foundation Server (TFS) is the application lifecycle management hub for Visual Studio. Manage your repositories, build processes, testing infrastructure, and lab deployment all while easily collaborating and reporting status. It enables all stakeholders to participate in the development process using a single solution.
Remote (Virtual) Desktop - No Apps or Data Stored On Local PC/Notebook/Tablet
The Virtual Desktop allows users to run a remote Windows and Office environment, that is located in a secure data center, from their local PC, notebook or tablet. It's a highly secure solution that gives users complete access to remote Windows applications and resources, but without any of the apps or data stored on their local computer or device.
AvePoint DocAve - SharePoint Infrastructure Management Platform
DocAve Software, the enterprise-class infrastructure management platform for SharePoint, helps organizations use SharePoint in a more sustainable, secure, and productive way. Includes SharePoint infrastructure management capabilities for SharePoint Migration and Integration, SharePoint Data Protection and SharePoint Management.
AvePoint DocAve Governance Automation - SharePoint Governance Automation
With DocAve Governance Automation, provide your end users with a business-centric, role-based service catalog for provisioning, moving, or restructuring content, as well as lifecycle and permissions management requests. Transcend the capabilities of rigid provisioning and security management solutions, and close the custom code gap created by homegrown governance solutions.
AvePoint Compliance Guardian - Data Loss Prevention & GRC Platform
Compliance Guardian enables organizations to establish an effective compliance and risk management process to ensure that information is available and accessible to the people who should have it and protected from the people who should not. As a full Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) platform, Compliance Guardian mitigates privacy, security, and compliance risks across your information gateways by allowing organizations to document their policies, implement and measure them, and then demonstrate conformance.
BrightWork Online - SharePoint Project Management
BrightWork is a best in class SharePoint solution for the management of projects, portfolios and work that is fast and inexpensive to deploy and simple to configure and evolve. BrightWork enables any organization to instantly deploy an affordable amount of project, portfolio and everyday work management. With its unique best-practices templates approach, organizations can start quickly and gradually evolve by adding more templates and dashboards as needed and as ready.
Gimmal - SharePoint Information Governance Solutions
Gimmal is the world’s leading provider of Microsoft SharePoint solutions. The Gimmal Compliance Suite for Microsoft SharePoint helps extend and enhance the native records and content management capabilities of SharePoint ensuring that content, documents, and the SharePoint environment they are stored in are managed consistently within a U.S. Government department or agency. Gimmal Compliance Suite provides a better experience to government users in both federal and state agencies by improving usability and findability, enables agencies to manage information against a lifecycle, facilitates greater consistency and reduces overall IT costs.
Innovative-e - Project Server Dashboards
Innovative-e developed Project Management On Your Terms™ (PMYOT), a solution framework and toolset that places an increased focus on common public sector requirements including dashboards for executives while also addressing the ongoing adoption concerns of project managers and users. PMOYT™ for Government is often paired with the Application Management and Organizational Adoption (AMOA) component that provides ongoing application planning, enhancements, and consultative support to customers, ensuring that an organization’s investment remains relevant and effective well beyond the initial deployment.
UMT360 - Enterprise Portfolio Management Solutions
UMT360 gives PMO, IT and finance leaders the critical business planning and controls they need to improve decision making and align all execution with strategy. We help organizations at every level of maturity optimize and extend the value of their Microsoft Project Online and Project Server platform, delivering the appropriate level of visibility, insight and context across all projects, programs, IT assets, capabilities and product portfolios.
FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The program was developed to significantly reduce the effort and expense that would be incurred by government agencies to achieve high-level standards for securing government data. Designed as an "approve once, deploy many" program, authorized Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) would attain a provisional Authority To Operate (ATO) and provide cloud services for many agencies. Government agencies can then select an authorized CSP in an effort to save taxpayer expense on government IT infrastructure and cloud applications. The JAB is the primary governance group of the FedRAMP program, consisting of the chief information officers of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration. The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government's "Cloud-First" initiative to enable U.S. federal agencies to use managed service providers that enable cloud computing capabilities. The FedRAMP program is designed to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). Government agencies are required to use FedRAMP authorized cloud services since last year.