Plano, Texas, August 19, 2013 – VAZATA, a full service cloud infrastructure, managed services and colocation provider, today announced the company has submitted its System Security Plan (SSP), a significant milestone towards Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) certification. Kratos SecureInfo, an accredited FedRAMP Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO) will help ensure that VAZATA meets the rigorous government mandated security requirements as defined by FedRAMP.
David MacGrandle, Chief Operations Officer for VAZATA, said, “VAZATA was the first solution provider to receive an Authority to Operate (ATO) from the U.S. Federal Government as part of the Cloud First initiative. We currently meet FISMA compliance requirements and serve a long list of government agency customers. FedRAMP certification ensures that we demonstrate an ongoing and unwavering commitment to providing the most secure, efficient cloud solutions to our current and future government customers. We selected Kratos SecureInfo as our 3PAO of choice after thorough due diligence because of the depth of their expertise and longstanding credibility.”
Annie Williams, Vice President of Federal Sales for VAZATA, added, “The Federal sector continues to present ample opportunity for cloud services providers. The challenge lies in the interpretation and application of FedRAMP controls that aligns with the expectations of the Joint Authorization Board (JAB). We are leveraging a highly capable 3PAO as a means to accelerate this initiative and achieve FedRAMP certification so we can stay in a leading market position as a cloud solutions vendor to U.S. government customers.”
Mike Rohde, Senior Director, Civilian and Commercial Programs of the Kratos SecureInfo business group, said, “We are pleased to be working with a leading managed hosting and cloud computing service provider like VAZATA. Our goal is to help them meet the controls, processes, procedures and security requirements of FedRAMP so VAZATA can broaden the reach of their cloud solutions to more government agencies. Our extensive experience securing cloud environments puts us in an excellent position to support customers such as VAZATA.”
VAZATA is a complex managed hosting, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), cloud and colocation provider serving Global 1000 businesses, U.S. Federal Government Agencies and Mid-Market Enterprises. The company provides highly secure, stable, and scalable technology solutions that meet the challenges of its global customers using a proprietary cloud architecture called vStructure™. The vStructure™ IaaS platform allows for enhanced computing capabilities, accessibility, and fiscal viability in solutions designed to grow with organizations of all sizes. VAZATA’s IaaS architecture supports customers in their hosting needs and also provides solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity for mission critical applications. In 2011, VAZATA was the first company to receive an Authority to Operate as a cloud services technology provider to federal agencies. The backbone of support is its purpose built IaaS supported by three world class data centers, which have all achieved FISMA and SSAE 16 Type II compliance. Data centers are located in Texas and Northern Virginia.
About Kratos SecureInfo
Kratos SecureInfo, a cybersecurity business group of Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. is a leading provider of holistic cybersecurity solutions. Kratos SecureInfo helps client’s strengthen their cybersecurity posture, while reducing risk by addressing all aspects of the information security spectrum – from identity management to data protection to compliance. Kratos SecureInfo has completed thousands of cybersecurity assessments and validations for clients over a span of two decades. Kratos SecureInfo is an accredited FedRAMP (Cloud) Third Party Assessment Organization (3PAO)and a HITRUST Assessor.