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First software-as-a-service platform gets FedRAMP OK

Concurrent Technologies Corp. has been granted approval by the Federal Risk Authorization and Management Program (FedRAMP) to operate the firm’s virtual desktop software-as-a-service solution.

CTC’s Unclassified Remote Hosted Desktop (URHD) platform gives government agencies the ability to access applications and data through a user-definable virtual workspace, full virtual desktop, mobile cloud or light-weight clients including PCs, tablets and smartphones.

Originally developed for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, URHD is the first SaaS solution to be granted a provisional authority to operate (PTO) by FedRAMP, the first to deliver a virtual desktop environment and the first to have an agency sponsor.

CTC used Autonomic Resources ARC-P infrastructure-as-a-service for a portion of its offering, demonstrating “the ability of cloud service providers to partner and enhance service offerings to the federal government, while also saving time and money by leveraging a previously authorized provider's environment," Matthew Goodrich, program manager for FedRAMP at the General Services Administration, said in a CTC statement

CTC partnered with FedRAMP-approved Autonomic Resources for IaaS delivery. Knowledge Consulting Group, a FedRAMP-accredited third party assessor, independently verified that the URHD met FedRAMP requirements.

Posted by GCN Staff on Jan 10, 2014 at 10:07 AM


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