SOURCE: Project Hosts, Inc.

Project Hosts, Inc.

November 05, 2015 08:30 ET

Project Hosts Federal Private Cloud Receives ATO From Department of Commerce, US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

SUNNYVALE, CA--(Marketwired - November 05, 2015) - Project Hosts, a CSP and leading provider of Managed Cloud Services for Azure and hosted Microsoft Solutions, announced today that its FedRAMP SaaS-compliant Federal Private Cloud was granted an agency Authority to Operate (ATO) by the Department of Commerce, US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). With this ATO, US federal and state government agencies have the added assurance that another agency has reviewed Project Hosts' Federal Private Cloud and determined that it meets the regulatory and legislative requirements mandated by FISMA and FedRAMP.

"An ATO from the Department of Commerce demonstrates Project Hosts security through FedRAMP," said Matt Goodrich, Director of FedRAMP. "This authorization can also be re-used by other Government entities with the same assurances of security."

Project Hosts' Federal Private Cloud environment is a FedRAMP SaaS-compliant cloud that leverages Microsoft Azure and includes a number of solution platforms including Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft SharePoint, and Microsoft Project Server (PPM). Options are available for community, hybrid and private cloud models, giving offices and agencies the flexibility to implement customizations, use approved third-party applications and add-ons, and real-time business intelligence reports.

"An ATO from the Department of Commerce for their Federal Private Cloud is another important accreditation that enables us to better serve all government agencies at both the federal and state level," said Sean Barkey, Federal Account Executive for Project Hosts, Inc. "By gaining an ATO from the USPTO, government agencies are fully assured that this FedRAMP SaaS-compliant cloud meets all necessary security standards."

The following applications and solutions are now available from Project Hosts in its FedRAMP SaaS Compliant Federal Private Clouds:

  • Microsoft SharePoint - Advanced Collaboration and Document Management
  • Microsoft Project Server - Industry Leading Project and Portfolio Management
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM - Advanced Customer Relationship Management
  • Microsoft Team Foundation Server - Connect, Collaborate and Deliver Projects On Time
  • Microsoft Remote (virtual) Desktop - Eliminate Security Risks with ZERO local data
  • AvePoint - SharePoint Governance, Compliance & Management
  • BrightWork - Project Management Solution
  • Gimmal - SharePoint Information Governance Solution
  • Innovative-e - Project Management On Your Terms (PMOYT) solution
  • Nintex - Workflow Automation Solution for SharePoint
  • UMT360 - Enterprise Portfolio Management Solutions
  • Urban Turtle - Advanced Development and Collaboration Plaform

Project Hosts' Federal Private Cloud environment represents a complete portfolio of collaboration and productivity tools for individual government workers, teams, organizations, managers and leaders. Since 2014, federal agencies have been required to follow the U.S. government's Cloud-First initiative to reduce information technology costs and increase worker efficiencies by moving their software applications to approved cloud deployments that adhere to FedRAMP SaaS-level security standards.

Project Hosts delivers a trusted government cloud platform that federal and state agencies can rely on to gain all the advantages of cloud computing quickly and affordably and with security they require. For a complete description of Project Hosts' FedRAMP Federal Private Cloud solutions visit: Federal and state government agencies can procure Project Hosts FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant solutions directly from the GSA Schedule listing of Federal Private Clouds.

About FedRAMP: FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The program was developed to significantly reduce the effort and expense that would be incurred by government agencies to achieve high-level standards for securing government data. Designed as an "approve once, deploy many" program, authorized Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) would attain a provisional Authority To Operate (ATO) and provide cloud services for many agencies. Government agencies can then select an authorized CSP in an effort to save taxpayer expense on government IT infrastructure and cloud applications. The JAB is the primary governance group of the FedRAMP program, consisting of the chief information officers of the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. General Services Administration. The FedRAMP program supports the U.S. government's "Cloud-First" initiative to enable U.S. federal agencies to use managed service providers that enable cloud computing capabilities. The FedRAMP program is designed to comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (FISMA). All government agencies are required to use FedRAMP.

About Project Hosts: Project Hosts, Inc. is a recognized U.S. Government Cloud Services Provider (CSP) and leader in providing Managed Cloud Services 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. -

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