SOURCE: Pegasystems

April 09, 2014 11:14 ET

Pegasystems Accredited With Authority to Operate (ATO) by United States Department of Agriculture

USDA Implements Pega on Top of Its National Information Technology Center (NITC) Platform to Deliver Pega Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) to the Federal Government

CAMBRIDGE, MA--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2014) - Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGA), the software company powering the digital enterprise with Better Business Software™ that helps organizations engage customers, simplify operations, and embrace change, today announced that its Pega for Government solution has passed all security and operational requirements by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and has been granted an Authority to Operate (ATO). The ATO showcases Pega's ability to provide compliant, secure and agile solutions to federal agencies in a private cloud environment, enabling government agencies to better engage citzens, simplify operations and embrace change.

Pega's ATO accreditation on NITC was received after going through the USDA Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) concurrency process, one of the most stringent federal compliance programs, which is fully aligned with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) security controls. USDA's Pega Platform-as-a-Service was validated using FedRAMP controls by Earthling Security, an accredited FedRAMP third party assessment organization (3PAO).

Pega's solutions for government are designed from the ground up to allow government agencies and contractors to move more sensitive applications and data into the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and compliance requirements. The ATO designation by the USDA provides validation for federal agencies that are evaluating Pega's security protocols. With the completion of this ATO, multiple government agencies gain the benefit and insight of USDA's concurrency process and have access to Pega Platform-as-a-Service in the USDA's NITC environment. 

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"We're thrilled to be working with the USDA, helping them to eliminate inefficiencies and transform their operations. The stringent process we went through to achieve this ATO sets the stage not only for federal agencies but for all government agencies that are looking to access leading business process management, case management and analytics software in a secure cloud environment," said Thom Rubel, Business Line Leader, Public Sector, Pegasystems. "This important new relationship further validates the transformational value Pega is delivering to the public sector."

Supporting Resources:

For more information on Pega's public sector solutions, visit: http://www.pega.com/solutions/by-industry/government.

To read more about Pega's public sector customers' successes, visit: http://www.pega.com/about-us/company/customers.

For more information on the Pega Cloud, visit: http://www.pega.com/solutions/cloud

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