Government Moves to the Cloud – FireEye Government Email Threat Prevention Receives FedRAMP Authorization

Given recent high-profile incidents, cyber security has quickly risen to the top of the priority list for many organizations, including governments. The U.S. government has increased its annual cyber security budget by 35 percent, going from $14 billion budgeted in 2016 to $19 billion in 2017, and reports indicate that governments around the globe are expected to double down on cyber protection this year.

As with many organizations these days, government information technology and security is migrating to the cloud. This is largely driven by the federal CIO “Cloud First” mandate specifying that agencies consider cloud services first for procurements when meeting security, reliability and cost requirements. Cloud-delivered products can significantly reduce cost and complexity compared to on-premises products, so it’s no surprise that cloud services are coming out on top.

Email Migration to the Cloud

As government and public education entities migrate to Office 365, Google Mail or other solutions for their primary email management service, they’re also looking for email security that delivers advanced threat protection, and this requires a service that is FedRAMP authorized.

FireEye Government Email Threat Prevention (ETP), an email security service focused on advanced threat protection, was granted an Authority to Operate (ATO) by the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) on April 26, 2017 and achieved a FedRAMP Authorization on July 5, 2017.

Government ETP enables government entities to save time and money as they add email security for advanced threat protection. Governments can now confirm that the DOI authorization package meets their security requirements and issue their own ATOs in parallel with the procurement process, accelerating their migration to using Government ETP.

FireEye Government ETP is available today as a subscription, ensuring customers continue to benefit from intelligence-led feature updates at no additional cost. For existing FireEye EX appliance customers, upgrade programs are available.

Learn more about FireEye Government ETP, and check out our podcast to hear FireEye CTO Grady Summers speak with FireEye Global Government CTO Tony Cole and Risk Management Lead Stacey Ziegler about how FireEye will support the government as it moves to the cloud.