FedRAMP tailored

Adobe gets first FedRAMP Tailored authorizations

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program has approved the first two offerings under FedRAMP Tailored, the program that speeds approval for low-impact software-as-a-service offerings. The Adobe Creative Cloud and Adobe Document Cloud received provisional authority to operate on May 14.

The Creative Cloud allows enterprise customers to create and collaborate through Adobe’s connected desktop and mobile apps. The Document Cloud is a portfolio of solutions designed to digitize manual, paper-based processes and enable digital signatures with Adobe Sign.

Launched in September 2017, FedRAMP Tailored reduces the number of security controls from 125 to 36 for  low-impact SaaS offerings, allowing services to get authorized in as little as four weeks. 

There are seven other offerings are currently in the FedRAMP Tailored authorization process, including SaaS solutions from Blackboard, Esri and GitHub.

“GSA has been listening to agencies and industry to streamline the process and provide more options for the government to access cloud services with appropriate levels of security," FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich said. “The goal of FedRAMP Tailored is to make it easier for the federal government to obtain innovative cloud solutions from companies, and we’re proud to announce that Adobe will be the first receiving authorization to operate under the FedRAMP Tailored program.”

About the Author

Sara Friedman is a reporter/producer for GCN, covering cloud, cybersecurity and a wide range of other public-sector IT topics.

Before joining GCN, Friedman was a reporter for Gambling Compliance, where she covered state issues related to casinos, lotteries and fantasy sports. She has also written for Communications Daily and Washington Internet Daily on state telecom and cloud computing. Friedman is a graduate of Ithaca College, where she studied journalism, politics and international communications.

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