FedRAMP Authorization for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Targets Public Sector Security Concerns

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has achieved FedRAMP Authorization, providing a secure cloud environment for U.S. Government customers.

"Cyberattacks in both the private and public sector are not only increasing in volume, but in sophistication,” said Edward Screven, chief corporate architect, Oracle. "Business and government must evolve their approach to security and seize the opportunities presented by second-generation cloud architectures and advances in artificial intelligence. Oracle Cloud Infrastructure was engineered to do exactly that, and our FedRamp authorization brings our best-in-class cloud infrastructure to the service of the government to help improve our nation’s response to cyber threats."

According to Oracle, it has been a long-standing strategic technology partner of the U.S. Government, including the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the first customer to use Oracle’s flagship database software 35 years ago. Today, more than 500 government organizations take advantage of Oracle’s industry-leading technologies and superior performance. Oracle’s cloud services are used by eight of the top 10 federal agencies by budget, all four branches of the U.S. military, and 36 states.

Specifically architected to meet the needs of the enterprise, Oracle says, its cloud infrastructure offers customers a compelling array of advanced technology, including ML-enabled Applications, ML-integrated security, automated analytics, and Oracle Autonomous Database, a self-driving database that can automatically encrypt data, back itself up, tune itself, upgrade itself and automatically patch itself when a security threat is detected. Oracle delivers an integrated set of cloud services and builds autonomous capabilities into every layer. By making everything autonomous, there’s no need for human intervention or downtime.

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure has achieved certifications, assessments, and/or attestations for key security standards and compliance mandates. These independent third-party assurance programs demonstrate Oracle’s commitment to security and to meeting the needs of the public sector. These include:

  • The U.S. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP)
  • Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
  • Service Organization Control (SOC1 & SOC2)
  • S. Department of Defense Security Requirements Guide Impact Level 2 (IL2)

“We are excited to see the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure achieve FedRAMP Authorization,” said Brad Gladstone, managing director, Accenture Federal Services Oracle practice. “This provides a strong alternative for our federal government clients to leverage, especially those seeking to move large and complex Oracle-based solutions to the cloud.”

These government regions will launch with Oracle services including Compute, Storage (including archive, block, and object storage), Database, FastConnect, Identity and Access Management, Key Management Service, and Exadata Cloud Service.