A FedRAMP Challenge

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Government agencies interested in hosting or processing information in the cloud are required to select vendors that have completed FedRAMP. Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) not in the FedRAMP repository are at a major disadvantage.

For CSPs supporting the government, the question becomes: what is the most effective method to address the government’s FedRAMP requirements within a specific timeframe using existing resources and without breaking the budget? This is the challenge, and Lunarline can provide the path towards success.

Lunarline Can Assist

Developing the necessary artifacts and evidence of FedRAMP compliance can be overwhelming. At the same time, authorization via FedRAMP is critical for CSPs interested in doing business with the Federal Government. Lunarline has the experience and expertise to assist.

Our staff has the knowledge to address the 300+ security controls, seemingly countless pages of security documentation and artifacts, and prepare CSPs to complete the detailed security controls assessment (SCA) required for government agencies to make risk based decisions to move government workloads to the cloud.

Lunarline is also experienced at assisting CSPs in determining the most effective path towards meeting the FedRAMP guidelines. The decision to work towards a FedRAMP Joint Advisory Board (JAB) Provisional Authorization to Operate (P-ATO), Agency ATO, CSP Supplied submission, or FedRAMP Readiness can be a confusing. Each FedRAMP option has benefits and challenges. Lunarline can address the differences in the paths in order for the CSP to most effectively allocate time and resources to meet corporate objectives.

Our clients operate the most complex systems on the planet. We have helped the most demanding organizations navigate challenging compliance requirements and implement automated, cost-effective continuous monitoring solutions all vital to meeting FedRAMP requirements. Lunarline specializes in guiding Private Sector organizations through the process of interpreting, tailoring and implementing Federal security requirements. With over 150 Private Sector clients, we have honed an approach to compliance that minimizes stress, lowers cost, and preserves existing business processes. This approach has helped some of the World’s most technologically advanced companies – including satellite providers, global healthcare organizations, and innovative software development groups – successfully adapt Federal security standards to their unique environments.

Lunarline's team of expert assessors has conducted over 2,000 successful Security Assessments and Authorizations, using the same standards required by FedRAMP. In the process we’ve mastered every piece of the compliance puzzle.

We offer a suite of training, services and products to streamline the FedRAMP cloud security process and automate continuous monitoring.

Independent 3PAO Assessment Services

As one of the original FedRAMP-accredited Third Party Assessment Organizations (3PAOs), Lunarline is authorized to conduct assessments and report results to the FedRAMP Program Management Office (PMO).  Lunarline's approach is designed to make the assessment process as painless and fair as possible. All testing is backed by detailed test plans developed in coordination with your team, and all requirements are clearly communicated, early in the process. We also take the time to understand your technical and business requirements, to give us the context we need to provide a fair assessment of security control implementation.

FedRAMP Consulting

We provide a comprehensive suite of consulting services designed to help you implement a tailored, efficient, lasting security and compliance program. Leveraging our expertise as a 3PAO for numerous Agency and commercial organizations, we are the best to position you to successfully navigate the FedRAMP authorization process.

FedRAMP Training

We provide FedRAMP and security compliance training, tailored to your organization's unique requirements and technology. We’ll focus on cloud security issues, and security concepts for the three types of cloud computing and explain what cloud service providers and agencies must do to perform the activities necessary to meet the requirements for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP).We'll teach you how to tailor controls, prepare documentation, identify and fix problems, and survive an assessment.

FedRAMP Products

The Lunarline FedRAMP Team works with the Lunarline Product Development Team to identify opportunities for automation where a technological solution can greatly improve efficiency, thus reducing costs for CSPs. For example, we have developed a proprietary tool that converts scan results from popular scanning tools such as Tenable Nessus, AppDetectivePRO, and HP WebInspect into an Excel document for easier analysis.

Contact Us to Get Started Contact us today at fedramp@lunarline.com to talk with a Jedi security consultant about your organization's unique FedRAMP requirements. You can also download our FedRAMP White Paper here if you'd like to learn more about our unique approach.