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ArcGIS Online FedRAMP Authorization & New Security Advisor Tool

The 2018 Esri UC is just about to begin and we have some great announcements concerning recent security, privacy and compliance advancements.

FedRAMP Authorization
As of June 28th, 2018, ArcGIS Online is FedRAMP Tailored Low Agency authorized (Li-SaaS)! This is a significant milestone as the initial FISMA authorization achieved in 2014 focused on capabilities hosted within Amazon Web Services (AWS), and now the FedRAMP authorization assures incorporating security controls containing guidance specifically for cloud based deployments and it spans both AWS and MS Azure.

GDPR Alignment
Esri continues to also advance our level of compliance with GDPR (concerning privacy), which is even more relevant to our US-based customers as the State of California recently passed legislation to enforce new privacy requirements (much of which is similar to GDPR) in 2020.

New AGO Security Advisor Tool
We will be announcing the Preview release of a free ArcGIS Online (AGO) Security Advisor tool at the conference – You should be able to check your Org(s) before the session is even over.

AGO Transport Security Roadmap
We will also be discussing our transport security roadmap for deprecating TLS 1.0 & 1.1 and gradually shifting to HTTPS only for all ArcGIS Online organizations.  These security improvements may significantly affect your current operations and welcome discussion.

Attend these UC Sessions to be the first to hear the Details
Details concerning our FedRAMP/GDPR compliance efforts and the Security Advisor tool will be discussed during two workshops at the UC on Tuesday and Wednesday, so please join us if you can:

More details will be posted to this announcement after the conference.

See you there – By the way, we even have a new team name to reflect the increasing importance of both Privacy & Security in our products and services.


– Esri Software Security & Privacy (

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