Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Red Hat Insights obtain FedRAMP High authorization.

Red Hat, Inc., a global leader in open source solutions, has achieved a major milestone with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) Agency Authority to Operate (ATO) at the High Impact Level for Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Red Hat Insights. This authorization allows organizations in highly regulated industries to meet U.S. government security and compliance requirements. Federal agencies and their contractors can now utilize Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud to develop, deploy, and run Kubernetes-based applications, while Red Hat Insights will facilitate monitoring and management of enterprise, operational, and security use cases for Red Hat Enterprise Linux on AWS GovCloud.

FedRAMP is a government program that facilitates the adoption of secure cloud services in the federal government, providing a standardized approach for the security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring of cloud products and services. The High Impact Level of FedRAMP is designed to protect the government’s most sensitive unclassified data in cloud computing environments. The authorization indicates that Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Red Hat Insights have surpassed rigorous audits of critical security controls.

Comprehensive Application Platform for the Government

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS (ROSA), launched in March 2021, is a joint application platform from Red Hat and AWS, designed to enable customers to build, scale, and manage containerized applications on AWS. Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud streamlines operations, allowing agencies to focus on application innovation rather than managing complex infrastructures. With the FedRAMP High authorization, agencies can deploy sensitive workloads with greater confidence.

Christopher Smith, Vice President and General Manager, North America Public Sector, Red Hat, emphasizes the importance of this authorization: “Our public sector customers run some of the most sensitive and mission-critical workloads in the world. With Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud and Insights achieving FedRAMP High authorization, we are empowering government agencies to focus on cloud-based innovation rather than infrastructure and regulatory requirements.”

Predictive Analysis to Enhance System Efficiency and Security

Red Hat Insights, a predictive analytics offering included in Red Hat Enterprise Linux subscriptions, provides enhanced visibility of threats to enable customers to reduce risks in their hybrid cloud operational environments. Insights simplifies operations of Red Hat Enterprise Linux by using predictive analytics and comprehensive domain expertise to assess IT environments and identify and prioritize operational and security risks.

Stephan Micklitz, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Celonis, comments, “With Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud, we can build and deploy applications that adhere to government compliance requirements to protect sensitive workloads. It is important for us to have a platform that accelerates application delivery and addresses key security and compliance mandates.”

Availability and Significance of Authorization

Red Hat OpenShift Service on AWS GovCloud with FedRAMP High authorization and Red Hat Insights with FedRAMP High authorization are now available for general use. The FedRAMP High authorization for these solutions reflects Red Hat’s commitment to security and compliance, enabling government agencies to innovate in the cloud with less risk and greater confidence.

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