According to FedRAMP Director Matt Goodrich, the average company spends $2.25 million in overall costs by the time they're certified by the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Not only is cost a factor, but time as well. While the process continues to improve, some companies took well over a year to make it through.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) Vendors must also navigate FedRAMP if they wish to have the Authority To Operate (ATO), providing the public sector with a compliant solution. FedRAMP ATO compliance is the barrier to SaaS providers serving the government sector. It's a complex process that requires an experienced team of experts to reduce the overall cost and time.
If you would like to keep your costs down and get through the process faster, you need an experienced FedRAMP partner to assist you. Unfortunately, there are very few consultants that have been through the process and have the Authority To Operate (ATO) under FedRAMP. Lifeline Data Centers is one of those providers and we have been helping our SaaS clients achieve ATO compliance since the day our FedRAMP certification was approved.
There are several layers to FedRAMP, and we have expertise and the appropriate controls for all of them:
- Operating processes
- Human security and access
- Physical environment controls
- Networking infrastructure
- Computing hardware and software
- Penetration testing
- Vulnerability Assessments
- Application Security Testing
Lifeline Data Centers has built its reputation on innovative, affordable solutions and we make that intellectual property available to our clients. When you work with us, you're not wasting time and money with layers of bureaucracy, you'll work with the staff who were involved from the first day on getting our company FedRAMP certified.
Contact us today at 317.275.0021 if you need assistance with getting your SaaS platform ATO compliant for public sector usage.