IBM Wins Cybersecurity Certification For Gov't Contracts

Law360, New York (November 7, 2013, 3:30 PM EST) -- IBM Corp.'s cloud computing platform was granted provisional cybersecurity certification through the government's Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Thursday, joining a small group of contractors with preapproved cloud security procedures.

The FedRAMP program, administered by the U.S. General Services Administration, is relatively new, and few companies have won the certification, which could give IBM a leg up in near-term competiton for computing and IT contracts. The certification could also help put the company on more equal footing with rival Amazon Web Services Inc., which defeated...
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