What is AWS GovCloud (US)?
AWS GovCloud (US) (often referred to simply as “GovCloud”) is a public cloud region that is operated by Amazon Web Services (AWS). GovCloud was designed to address regulatory and compliance requirements that affect many U.S. government agencies, state and local governments, and other institutions that leverage sensitive data.
What is unique about GovCloud?
GovCloud provides the same high degree of scalability, performance and security associated with AWS. In addition, it is operated and managed entirely by U.S. personnel, and it has been validated by independent assessors to meet or exceed the requirements of a wide range of U.S. regulations. For more details on GovCloud, please see the AWS GovCloud FAQ.
What certifications does AWS GovCloud meet?
AWS GovCloud (US) has been validated to meet the requirements of the following regulations:
- Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Impact Levels 2, 4, and 5
- Department of Defense (DoD) Cloud Computing Security Requirements Guide (SRG) Impact Levels 2, 4, and 5
- U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
Why has CrowdStrike implemented the Falcon Platform in GovCloud?
CrowdStrike® strongly supports the mission of civilian government, the military and intelligence to deliver advanced services in a cost-effective manner, while maintaining the highest level of protection. By implementing the CrowdStrike Falcon® platform within GovCloud, CrowdStrike provides the industry’s most effective cloud-delivered endpoint security solution within a trusted and scalable environment that operates in compliance with the strictest U.S. regulations.
Is CrowdStrike Falcon on GovCloud only for public sector customers?
Falcon on GovCloud is not restricted to the U.S. public sector. It’s for any enterprise that desires world-class endpoint security effectiveness, visibility, and performance, with lowest cost of ownership, and which also must comply with U.S. federal requirements for validated cloud-based IT solutions.
Is CrowdStrike Falcon listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace?
Yes. In May 2018 the CrowdStrike Falcon platform was listed as “FedRAMP Ready” on the FedRAMP Marketplace.