FedRAMP Readiness Assessment

The first step to a “FedRAMP ready” cloud service

The path to FedRAMP authorization is a long and rigorous one that begins with a readiness assessment to determine a cloud service provider’s (CSP) ability to satisfy FedRAMP requirements.

To assist with this process, Coalfire can complete the required FedRAMP Readiness Assessment Report (RAR). The RAR was developed as part of the first phase of FedRAMP’s accelerated process for authorization. The assessment saves time for all parties by giving agencies, CSPs, and the FedRAMP Project Management Office (PMO) early feedback on whether your service offering is likely to be successful in obtaining FedRAMP authorization.

Components of this assessment include:

  • Personnel interviews and documentation review.
  • Technical vulnerability assessment (vulnerability scanning of network, database, and web applications).
  • Verification system boundary definitions.
  • Evaluation of critical control implementation.
  • Education of stakeholders regarding final assessment requirements, timelines, and likelihood of Authority to Operate (ATO) by chosen sponsor.
  • A roadmap and level of effort to become "FedRAMP ready".

Why Choose Coalfire for your FedRAMP Readiness Assessment

Coalfire is an accredited third-party assessment organization (3PAO) for FedRAMP. All 3PAO’s are accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) to conduct assessments of CSPs who are required to meet the security requirements outlined by the FedRAMP program to provide secure cloud services to government agencies.

As a designated FedRAMP 3PAO, Coalfire will ensure your RAR is completed with successful authorization in mind. Coalfire has conducted RAR for several leading CSPs and system integrators. Additionally, we have worked closely with the FedRAMP PMO to provide feedback during the RAR template and requirements development. Trust our expertise during this critical phase as you prepare to get “FedRAMP Ready”.

Considering pursuing FedRAMP certification? Contact Coalfire’s FedRAMP team to discuss the process, cost and timeline for FedRAMP.

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