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Esri Managed Cloud Services (EMCS) achieves FedRAMP Moderate compliance

On January 29th, 2015, the Esri Managed Cloud Services (EMCS) achieved FedRAMP Moderate compliance. This milestone provides assurance to customers that EMCS aligns with today’s latest rigorous security controls required for cloud systems at the moderate impact level (specifically FedRAMP Rev. 4 Baseline).

EMCS enables customers to quickly leverage the full ArcGIS Platform in a secure/compliant cloud environment. The GIS services within EMCS are provisioned through ArcGIS for Server and Portal for ArcGIS.

The EMCS offering can be utilized in a stand-alone capability or hybrid deployment incorporating ArcGIS Online. If ArcGIS Online FISMA Low security is considered not adequate for a given customer, or if they want to utilize specific geospatial capabilities only available in ArcGIS for Server, supplementing an ArcGIS Online implementation with EMCS is a viable option.

Beyond this, EMCS provides these key security benefits:

For more information about FedRAMP Moderate, visit the official FedRAMP site. Additionally, you may want to view the official listing of the EMCS package.  Alternatively, the press release for this milestone can also be viewed.

-The Security Standards and Architecture Team

 

References:

Esri Managed Cloud Services Achieves Federal Security Milestone (press release): http://www.esri.com/esri-news/releases/15-1qtr/esri-managed-cloud-services-achieves-federal-security-milestone

EMCS FedRAMP Moderate official listing: http://cloud.cio.gov/fedramp/esri

EMCS Security page on Trust site: http://doc.arcgis.com/en/trust/security/esri-managed-cloud-services.htm

Esri EMCS site: http://www.esri.com/services/emcs

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