ConnectSolutions Achieves FedRAMP ATO for Unified Communications

CoSo FedRAMP Cloud Platform, Already Trusted by Over a Dozen US Government Agencies

SAN FRANCISCO, September 1, 2015—ConnectSolutions (CoSo), the trusted professional and managed solutions provider for Skype for Business and Adobe Connect, today announced that the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), a component of the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), has officially granted CoSo the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authority To Operate (ATO) at the Moderate impact level.

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The CoSo Cloud platform for unified communications, already being used by over a dozen government agencies and more than a million end users, is a secure, reliable private-cloud solution designed to protect the mission-critical communication and collaboration of the United States government. By achieving the FedRAMP ATO certification, ConnectSolutions is officially recognized by the US government as a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) that meets the most stringent cloud security requirements in government today.

“With the US government’s official endorsement of the CoSo Cloud platform as a FedRAMP compliant cloud solution, CoSo has reached a critical milestone in the secure delivery of unified communications to government agencies and their constituents,” said ConnectSolutions CEO Glen Vondrick. “With CoSo, organizations can deploy world-class collaboration and training systems that meet the most stringent of security, reliability, and scalability demands.”

FedRAMP is a government-wide program providing a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Its primary goal is to help government agencies migrate to the cloud in a secure manner by endorsing and certifying cloud service providers that have met the most rigorous testing available. FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cybersecurity and cloud experts from the General Services Administration (GSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council, and its working groups. Several of these agencies are among those in ConnectSolutions’ customer portfolio, including the DHS.

You can find the CoSo FedRAMP Package, listed under the list of compliant CSPs and currently in standard post-ATO PMO review, at the CoSo FedRAMP site.

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About ConnectSolutions

ConnectSolutions (CoSo), a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and Adobe Gold Solution Partner, is the trusted private-cloud solutions provider for Microsoft Skype for Business and Adobe Connect. With more than 8 billion minutes of cloud collaboration delivered, CoSo products, services, and unrivaled expertise are relied upon by mid-market businesses, global enterprises and government agencies to deliver a superior customer experience in the deployment and ongoing management of mission-critical collaboration solutions.

The CoSo Suite of managed service offerings exceed the security, reliability and quality requirements of typical collaboration systems and are trusted by such commercial organizations as General Motors, KPMG, Citibank and Raytheon as well as such government organizations as the General Services Administration, FEMA, and the Transportation Security Administration.

For more information about ConnectSolutions and the CoSo Cloud offerings, visit: http://connectsolutions.com

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