XTec Incorporated announced that the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMPSM, selected XTec’s AuthentX Cloud Service Offering as one of seven solutions prioritized for a FedRAMP Joint Authorization Board (JAB) Provisional Authorization (P-ATO). The AuthentX CSO is scheduled to be assessed at the high impact level , which was released in mid-2016 and, to date, has only seen three service providers successfully navigate the rigorous assessment process to reach authorization.
Albert Fernandez, XTec president and CEO, said, “Our cloud technology is truly the future for our customers and our industry, FedRAMP authorization is the next logical step.”
XTec will provide three main services through the AuthentX Cloud; authentication, validation and authorization services. These services are applicable to a variety of Federal use cases from physical access control to mobile or Derived PIV credentials and physical PIV and PIV-Interoperable card issuance services.
“Our technology inherently supports federal and private sector relationships,” said Kevin Kozlowski, XTec’s executive vice president of government initiatives. “We envision this as a huge step forward for both the government and XTec to enable security in federal, business and citizen transactions.”
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Using a new process called FedRAMP Connect the FedRAMP program received roughly 40 business case applications, eventually narrowing that down to seven vendors with the help of a group of 13 Federal agency CIOs.