As IT departments become an increasingly prevalent part of enterprise IT operations, the need for fast, secure, and compliant solutions has grown exponentially. With the introduction of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) by the U.S. government, Enterprise IT departments need to be aware of the compliance requirements for their solutions, especially when it comes to Salesforce release management, Salesforce data backup and recovery and Salesforce security solutions.

FedRAMP provides the necessary framework to help ensure IT and its related products and services meet federal standards for security and data protection. These standards address the key areas of secure management and compliance for cloud-based services, including:

• Establishing and maintaining effective security controls over the protected data

• Ensuring the security, confidentiality, integrity, availability and accountability of the data, as well as its supporting programs and processes

• Guarding against malicious code both online and in physical systems

• Implementing a unified, standard security architecture for all cloud-based services

• Providing the appropriate layers of access and monitoring for all users, systems and services

• Establishing audit trails and logging all confirmed results

• Developing the necessary contingency plans for the security of data

• And providing the appropriate measures for the safe and secure transfer of data between remote systems.

For organizations seeking to deliver a Salesforce release management solution, a Salesforce data backup and recovery service, or a Salesforce security solution, it is essential that your solution comply with FedRAMP's overly rigorous set of security compliance requirements. A company that does not adequately provide for all of the outlined requirements will not be compliant with FedRAMP, and any data that is stored or managed in their system will fail to meet federal standards as well.

At Sales Force staff looking for a release management, backup and recovery and security solution, the most important consideration is the solution's FedRAMP compliance. FedRAMP compliance makes a strong case for any IT solution, as it ensures the federal government's trust in the comprehensive security it provides. In addition, many users report that security solutions with FedRAMP compliance are more cost-effective and maintain greater accuracy and accountability than non-compliant solutions.

When seeking to deliver a Salesforce release management solution, a Salesforce data backup and recovery service, or a Salesforce security solution, IT staff should be sure to seek out a vendor with a solution that is compliant with FedRAMP's standards. Doing so will ensure not only that the organization meets legal and federal requirements, but it will also help create a secure environment, providing customers, clients, and visitors with the peace of mind that all of their data will be kept safe and secure.


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