It’s been a while since we have seen BlackBerry’s AtHoc in the news; however, today that changes with yet another certification. With yesterday's press release, BlackBerry announced that AtHoc has received its first FedRAMP authorization. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization certifies that AtHoc has passed FedRAMP’s federal security and risk management review process. In turn, this now permits AtHoc as a viable cloud service provider to the US Federal Government. Of interest, this certification process was sponsored by the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) which leads me to believe that there may be a deal in the works. John Chen had the following statement within the news release:
"BlackBerry is known for securing data and files, but the one asset we are most proud of securing is people," said John Chen, Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackBerry. "Being the first to receive FedRAMP authorization for our crisis communication solution showcases our commitment to serving and growing in the government sector, and is one more reason why the U.S. Federal Government trusts BlackBerry for its comprehensive approach to security."
Certified components of AtHoc include AtHoc Alert, AtHoc Connect and others. No doubt that these offerings will be now on the radar of those who are not currently subscribed to them.
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