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Unlocking Premier Security: How FedRAMP® High Authorization Enhances Your Agency’s Cloud Capabilities 

Brian DaSilva, Senior Director, Governance, Risk, and Compliance  | 21 May 2024  |  2 minute read


Mark43’s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) High Impact Level Authorization represents a significant milestone for all federal agencies who depend on the utmost levels of security and reliability in their cloud service providers (CSPs). This authorization underscores our position as the leader in security and our dedication to upholding the highest standards of data protection for public safety agencies in the cloud computing environment. In fact, Mark43 is 1 out of only 27 cloud service providers that is FedRAMP High Authorized.  

What is FedRAMP High Authorization? 

FedRAMP is a government-wide program that standardizes the approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services used by U.S. federal agencies. The High Impact Level, known as FedRAMP High, is the most stringent, reserved for cloud service providers that host the government’s most sensitive, unclassified data. 

Achieving FedRAMP High involves meeting a rigorous set of controls designed to protect information from cybersecurity threats, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of critical data. The process demands exhaustive scrutiny, including comprehensive audits and continuous risk assessments, to maintain this standard of security. It’s crucial to note that not all CSPs are created equal; many vendors will claim they have FedRAMP High authorization simply because they are hosted on a framework that is authorized, such as AWS. At Mark43, both our infrastructure and our application are FedRAMP High, ensuring the most mature security controls at every level. 

Why FedRAMP High Matters 

Cyber threats are increasingly sophisticated, pervasive, and expensive and federal agencies need assurances that the cloud services they use adhere to the most rigorous security standards. FedRAMP High authorization serves as that assurance. This level of authorization is crucial for public sector and federal agencies involved in national security, emergency services, health, and any other domain where data security is paramount. 

The benefits of choosing a FedRAMP High service provider 

  • Enhanced data protection: With FedRAMP High, you are assured that your data is protected by over 400 security controls, significantly reducing the risk of data breaches and cyber threats. 
  • Streamlined compliance and reduced risk: This authorization simplifies your compliance process by aligning with the highest federal security requirements, reducing administrative burdens and focusing your resources on mission-critical operations. 
  • Faster adoption of secure technologies: FedRAMP High’s pre-approval means agencies can procure Mark43’s cloud solutions more quickly, without the lengthy vetting usually required for high-security technology. 
  • Continuous security assurance: Our commitment to the ongoing FedRAMP standards ensures continuous improvements and updates to security practices, keeping agencies ahead of potential cyber threats. 
  • Universal compatibility: Mark43’s FedRAMP High Authorization ensures that we can securely handle and manage unclassified data at all impact levels—Low, Moderate, or High—across all federal agencies.  

Our FedRAMP High Authorization is a cornerstone of our commitment to your agency’s success and security, allowing you to focus on your core mission with confidence. 

In a world where security is paramount, being equipped with the right tools and assurances is not just beneficial; it’s imperative. With Mark43, your agency is backed by the highest standard of cloud security—today, tomorrow, and beyond. 

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