BroadSoft Government Cloud unified communication solution attains FedRAMP “In Process” status
Gaithersburg, MD – August 8, 2017 – BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT) a global market leader in cloud business software for unified communication as a service (UCaaS), and provider of team collaboration and contact center as a service (CCaaS), announced today that its comprehensive cloud-based unified communications and collaboration applications suite, BroadSoft Government Cloud, has attained the federal risk and authorization management program’s (FedRAMP) “In Process” status. This achievement demonstrates that BroadSoft now has an agency sponsor as it continues working through the government FedRAMP Security Assessment Framework.
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. By reaching this milestone, BroadSoft has demonstrated that it is qualified to meet the US government’s strict regulatory and compliance requirements, as it continues toward attaining full authorization status to receive authorizations to operate (ATOs) among all federal agencies.
The federal government community is concerned with accessing unified communication (UC) services securely, regardless of location or device, and has developed strict regulatory and compliance requirements for its suppliers. To meet this demand, BroadSoft Government Cloud utilizes an isolated system designed to host confidential internet protocol-based UC solutions in the cloud. BroadSoft provides its expertise in cloud-based telephony and UC, and a channel experienced in deploying and servicing secure cloud communications for federal agencies.
“While the move to the cloud spans all industries, it has unfortunately been met with slower adoption across federal agencies,” says Diane Myers, Senior Research Director at IHS Markit. “As BroadSoft takes this step toward receiving ATOs among all federal agencies, agencies around the country will gain access to a strong suite of UC and UCaaS products to further empower greater collaboration within agencies.”
The BroadSoft Government cloud offering can deliver advanced UC and PBX tools that foster collaboration, improve productivity and cultivate a more accessible, open work environment, while helping agencies meet their directives to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and accelerate innovation at all levels. “We are excited to work with the FedRAMP program to attain ATOs among all federal agencies,” says Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer, BroadSoft. “This security assessment is one step in our long-term investment in the public sector to drive costs down and empower greater collaboration between agencies. Working with the FedRAMP program will ensure that all agencies will have access to our services without requiring redundant agency security assessments.”
In addition to FedRAMP “in process” status, BroadSoft Government Cloud meets the following security and regulatory certifications: Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA), Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD-12), – Common Identification Standards FIPS 140-2 Cryptographic Module, Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI), Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 and The General Services Administration’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract consolidation initiative.
Find out more about BroadSoft Government cloud PBX, unified communication and team collaboration solution here.
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “will” and “can” and other similar terms and phrases and includes, among others, statements regarding the benefits to BroadSoft’s customers resulting from the use of BroadSoft’s Government Cloud offering. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the financial and other benefits to BroadSoft resulting from the use of the BroadSoft Government Cloud offering, as well as those factors contained in the “Risk Factors” section of BroadSoft’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 23, 2017, and in BroadSoft’s other filings with the SEC. All information in this release is as of August 8, 2017. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.