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Ramping up our FedRAMP Solutions

August 5, 2016 - 3 Comments

Introducing Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution for Government

Security has never been more important. This is especially true for our U.S. federal, state and local government customers. Their employees and their constituents have become more mobile and more virtual. They expect communications beyond just voice. And many US government customers have a cloud-first technology mandate. They need to improve efficiencies, offer better services and to ease resource constraints. To meet this need, we are building solutions that are cloud based and secure. In fact, they are so secure that we built them to the U.S Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) requirements.

Last spring, Cisco WebEx, our industry leading conferencing service, achieved FedRAMP certification. And now, we are introducing Cisco Hosted Collaboration Solution for Government (HCS for Government). Cisco HCS for Government offers industry-leading Cisco collaboration and is in process for FedRAMP authorization.

Cisco HCS for Government is based on our proven Cisco HCS offering. But it is hosted in the Cisco Collaboration Cloud and managed by Cisco. So it delivers our industry-leading collaboration features. Cisco HCS for Government includes voice and video communications, mobility (yes, it supports Jabber), messaging, presence and more. When combined with WebEx, our government customers have a complete solution.

The security makes this offering even better. Cisco HCS for Government’s FedRAMP certification is expected later this year, but offers that level of security today. It offers:

  • Dedicated deployments for U.S. government customers and contractors only
  • End-to-end FIPS 140-2 compliant encryption
  • Constant monitoring
  • Application-based policy enforcement and management
  • An architecture based on FedRAMP security requirements


So if you are a U.S. federal, state and local government customers, take a look. Cisco has a complete solution for your security and collaboration needs. Lean more

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  1. For what sensitivity level does Cisco expect to obtain authorization? Level 2 civilian, level 5 NIPRNet?

    • Jerry – both are priorities and we are working toward both. Thanks for the question.

  2. Good Article, Patty. As one of my pre-Cisco roles was working in communications with the U.S. Government, I love reading about current work Cisco is doing in getting government solutions into the cloud.