Mobile Security providing company LookOut has achieved FedRAMP Certification giving it eligibility criterion to serve federal agencies looking secure cloud adoption. And as a result of its recent achievement, FedRAMP will now list Lookout in its marketplace often scouted by government contractors and federal organizations.
FedRAMP means Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program which ensures that US federal agencies use secure cloud computing products and services. This authorization process and assessment regulation were brought into form in 2010. And it acts as a Joint
Accreditation Board responsible for establishing accreditation standards for Third Party Accreditation Organizations.
Therefore, by earning the FedRAMP status, Lookout will now gain an authorization to operate on all cloud and mobility platforms embraced by government agencies.
As per a recent survey carried out by Lookout, half of the employees in government agencies access work email on their personal devices and nearly half of them download critical work files on their devices- all a part of BYOD policies.
It has to be notified over here that people who access cloud services on a predominant note via their smartphones or tablets must ensure that they go through a secure cloud program which ensures safety and protection for the device from all sorts of the operating system, network and app threats. But most of the businesses ignore this mobile security criterion.
And as result companies do not know who is accessing private data and where the accessed data is going.
Lookout which is a cyber security company provides mobile threat visibility to almost 40 million mobile apps, and up to 90,000 added daily. Its services include complex correlations and prediction of future risk and threat identification that would otherwise evade legacy systems and go unseen.
Lookout offers a comprehensive risk management across iOS and Android Devices, providing visibility and complete control over data spill.
Lookout’s partner’s list includes noted companies like Carahsoft, emergent, Government Acquisitions, IronBow, Thundercat, Technica, and Sterling.