FedRAMP Authorization on AWS

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As part of the ATO on AWS program, Coalfire works closely with organizations aiming to achieve compliance authorization, such as FedRAMP, Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), Payment Card Industry (PCI), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and many other compliance programs.

Coalfire, an Amazon Web Services Partner Network (APN) Advanced Consulting Partner, offers technical proficiency, deep AWS expertise, proven customer success and the ability to deliver solutions seamlessly on AWS.


Coalfire and AWS

As the leading FedRAMP 3PAO in the industry, Coalfire has seen the many challenges that cloud service providers (CSPs) face when pursuing FedRAMP authorization. Historically, organizations often spend 18+ months and $2M+ to achieve FedRAMP authorization. Coalfire’s combined NIST Advisory and Cyber Engineering teams have developed a process, in conjunction with Amazon Web Services (AWS) and various security partners, to enable cloud service providers to be audit-ready in less than six months and at a fraction of historical costs.

Coalfire cyber engineers customize this automation methodology for your unique environment leveraging AWS CloudFormation, Terraform, DevOps tools and security best practices to create a FedRAMP compliant environment, allowing CSPs to easily deploy their solution into a preconfigured AWS GovCloud or AWS East/West cloud infrastructure, greatly reducing the time required to become FedRAMP audit-ready.

The benefits of leveraging Coalfire’s Cloud Migration Strategy for FedRAMP on AWS:

  • Get to market faster and expedite your compliance journey
  • Reduce internal resource burdens
  • Trust that the developed environments meet FedRAMP compliance requirements
  • Bridge your technology gaps
  • Gain reusable automation and DevOps orchestration techniques for your FedRAMP workloads and applications

Coalfire FedRAMP Advisory and Assessment Services

Due to the rigor of the FedRAMP experience, we have developed various services designed to match the FedRAMP process and enable CSPs to prepare for their pursuit of a FedRAMP ATO:

  • FedRAMP Readiness Assessment – Coalfire will conduct the required Readiness Capabilities Assessment to determine your cloud’s readiness for the full FedRAMP assessment.
  • Consulting Advisory – We will advise on system architecture and documentation of the environment and security control implementations. We can also produce a System Security Plan (SSP), Policies and Procedures, and other necessary system documentation.
  • Pre-Assessment – We will perform a quick “gap” or inventory of your current cloud system documentation. Output includes a high-level roadmap of next steps and level of effort to complete.
  • Assessment – Coalfire will develop the required FedRAMP documentation, including a Security Assessment Plan (SAP), Security Requirements Traceability Matrix (SRTM) to document assessment results, Security Assessment Report (SAR), and recommendation for authorization.
  • Continuous Monitoring – We will help with any monthly, quarterly, or annual continuous monitoring needs to maintain your authority to operate.

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Why choose Coalfire?

As the leading FedRAMP 3PAO in the industry, we provide FedRAMP advisory and assessment services for cloud service providers (IaaS / PaaS / SaaS). As one of the longest tenured 3PAOs, Coalfire has helped more systems attain an ATO than any other 3PAO in the industry. View our FedRAMP authorized clients on FedRAMP.gov.

You’ll benefit from our unparalleled FedRAMP leadership and experience advising and assessing the largest CSPs in the world. We’ve helped transform the way government and commercial organizations work as they migrate IT services to the cloud.

  • Coalfire enabled a SaaS solution on AWS to become FedRAMP assessment-ready in less than 6 months by leveraging our automation methodology, pioneered by Coalfire and AWS.
  • Coalfire is a leading FedRAMP 3PAO having completed more than 80 Assessments for cloud service providers that have received FedRAMP ATO.
  • Coalfire’s NIST Advisory team has consulted and prepared over 80 clients for FedRAMP audits.
  • We know the process and best practices and understand FedRAMP requirements and JAB interpretation of controls.
  • Our teams are highly experienced and well versed in NIST 800-53 and DoD requirements and how they relate to commercial cloud environments and have incorporated this in our engineering process.
  • Coalfire has been providing assessment services since 2001.
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