Adobe gets FedRAMP OK

Adobe Managed Services -- which include Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe Connect and Adobe Livecycle -- is the latest addition to the growing list of FedRAMP-compliant cloud service providers.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is a governmentwide framework for securing cloud-based systems. Adobe's authority to operate was granted by the Department of Health and Human Services, and adds web content management, document-rights tools and electronic forms with esignatures to agencies' FedRAMP-approved toolbox.

According to, the HHS ATO is still awaiting final review by the FedRAMP program management office, but “Adobe has met the compliance requirements of the FedRAMP program,” HHS CIO Frank Baitman said in Adobe's announcement.  “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.”

Adobe is the third cloud service provider in less than a week to earn FedRAMP.  Microsoft's Dynamics CRM Online Government cloud and Fiberlink's MaaS360 also recently announced their ATOs.

About the Author

Amanda Ziadeh is a Reporter/Producer for GCN.

Prior to joining 1105 Media, Ziadeh was a contributing journalist for USA Today Travel's Experience Food and Wine site. She's also held a communications assistant position with the University of Maryland Office of the Comptroller, and has reported for the American Journalism Review, Capitol File Magazine and DC Magazine.

Ziadeh is a graduate of the University of Maryland where her emphasis was multimedia journalism and French studies.

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