SOURCE: Birst

Birst

November 15, 2016 08:00 ET

Birst Introduces Networked BI and Analytics Platform as a FedRAMP SaaS Compliant Cloud Service for U.S. Government Agencies

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Nov 15, 2016) - Birst, the global leader in Cloud BI and Analytics for the Enterprise, today announced that the Birst Networked BI and Analytics platform is now available as a FedRAMP Authorized cloud service through Project Hosts' Federal Private Cloud. The Birst platform eliminates analytical data silos within U.S. government agencies, including the DoD, and provides a secure platform to improve the speed, alignment, and economics of business intelligence across multiple departments.

Birst's Networked BI platform redefines the way BI is delivered and consumed. It enables centralized and decentralized BI applications to be transparently connected via a shared analytical data fabric, delivering local execution with agency-wide governance. Networked BI virtualizes the entire analytics and data ecosystem, enabling the transformation of an agency's approach to analytics.

"With Birst available as a FedRAMP compliant cloud service, government agencies can now realize the inherent value of a truly agile Networked BI platform, while also complying with the U.S. government's FedRAMP security mandate for cloud-based services," said Rick Spickelmier, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at Birst. "By partnering with Project Hosts, the Birst Networked BI platform is now available in a FedRAMP Authorized cloud."

Networked BI virtualizes the entire analytics and data ecosystem, enabling the transformation of an agency's approach to analytics. Birst creates a set of interwoven analytics and BI instances that share a common data-as-a-service fabric. This enables agencies to expand the use of BI across multiple regions, departments and customers in a more agile way, and empowers decentralized teams to augment agency data with their own local data.

"We are very excited to work with Birst, a recognized leader in Networked BI and Analytics," said Scott Chapman, CEO and co-founder of Project Hosts, Inc. "We have incorporated the Birst Networked BI platform software directly into the DoD network of our Azure FedRAMP cloud and have ensured that all of the required security controls are in place to maintain both SaaS-level FedRAMP compliance and DISA IL4 compliance. This will enable Birst to deliver and market its unique BI and analytics solution to all government agencies, including Department of Defense, as a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud service."

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About Birst:
Birst is the global leader in Cloud Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics for the Enterprise. Birst's Networked BI platform redefines the way BI is delivered and consumed, eliminating analytical silos to dramatically improve the speed, alignment and economics of BI across the enterprise. Built on top of Birst's next-generation, multi-tenant cloud architecture, Networked BI enables centralized and decentralized BI applications to be transparently connected via a shared analytical data fabric, delivering local execution with global governance. Today, Birst serves thousands of organizations across the globe by making trusted enterprise business data a part of everyday operational decision making. Learn more at www.birst.com and join the conversation @BirstBI.

About FedRAMP:
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a "do once, use many times" framework that saves an estimated 30-40% of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments. 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, as well as private industry.

About Project Hosts:
Project Hosts, Inc. is a recognized U.S. Government Cloud Services Provider (CSP) and leader in providing Security Compliant Clouds on Azure and hosting Microsoft Solutions and ISV applications. Federal and state government agencies, leading enterprises and medium-sized businesses rely on Project Hosts to deliver a highly secure and dedicated cloud environment that can be customized to meet their specific business needs, security standards, IT governance and integration requirements.
www.projecthosts.com info@projecthosts.com

Contact Information

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    Steve Bauer
    Birst, Inc.
    628.444.5101
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