Collab9 Certified as First FedRAMP Authorized Cloud Based Utility Service Provider

Collab9 becomes first ever authorized cloud based utility service provider to help fast adoption of cloud based services in the government sector.  It was announced through an official statement this weekend that Collab9 has been certified with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program or FedRAMP certificate, which is a standard level of security check made by the government of the United States of America.With this certification, Collab9 becomes the first and only company to provide hosted unified communications as a service (UCaaS) and hold FedRAMP Authorization.

This security certification bestowed to Collab9 is aimed at fulfilling the needs of collaborative communication at different levels of government functioning, such as state agencies, federal agencies and local government bodies. This comprehensive communication service through cloud platform works in tandem with the major communication tools, such as MS Office 365, emails, voice mails, Skype calls, and others.

While talking about the achievement of this milestone, the CEO of Collab9, Mr. Kevin Schaltze in his official statement said, “We’re elated to be the first and only UCaaS provider to earn the FedRAMP Authorized designation, with the help of the FCC as our sponsor. We can now help federal and government agencies accelerate their cloud adoption, increase their confidence in cloud security, and ensure the application of a consistent set of security standards to their cloud environments.”

It is very critical to note that many big IT giants are trying hard to capture the bigger share in the cloud based services for the government agencies. Collab9 has also built a data center earlier this year, which was in compliance with the government security standards called NIST-800-53. Meanwhile, many other cloud service providers, such as AWS, Azure and others are also trying hard to get more and more business share in the governmental business.

While elaborating the position of cloud business in the domain of government sector, the FedRAMP evangelist, Ashely Mahan said, “As agencies are increasingly using more cloud services, specialized services like UCaaS solutions are gaining greater entry into the federal marketplace. The federal government’s increasing adoption of all types of cloud services will result in many more specialized services coming through FedRAMP, like UCaaS solutions.”

Collab9 offers comprehensive communication solutions via unified communication platform from Cisco Systems. The company is based in Gardena, California, USA.