While enterprise computing is a lucrative business for cloud service providers, the public sector has historically been an elusive yet tempting market to crack. Hybrid solutions and security advancements have opened doors for an expanding ecosystem in the public sector, as compliance is an unavoidable obligation to support mission-critical workloads and applications.
StackArmor, through its FASTTR (short for Faster ATO with Splunk, Telos, and ThreatAlert for Regulated Markets) platform in collaboration with Telos Corporation and Splunk Inc., is simplifying this process for its CSP customers. ATO is a common government acronym representing the authority to operate a given procedure.
“FASTTR is about getting cloud service providers an authorization to operate with the federal government, basically as fast as possible. It is the collection of threat alerts, which is a FedRAMP designed solution and boundary solution. That includes all these key security stack components from our partners over at Splunk and Telos,” said Martin Rieger (pictured), chief solutions officer at stackArmor Inc.
Rieger, Troy Bertram (pictured), vice president of sales at Telos Corp., and Bethann Pepoli (pictured), group vice president of partner GTM AMER & PBST at Splunk Inc. spoke with John Furrier, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, during the AWS Summit Washington, DC event. They discussed FASTTR and its compliance-as-a-service objectives. (* Disclosure below.)
Organizations require a cost-effective method through which they can meet CMMC, FISMA, or FedRAMP requirements. These three companies have developed the ThreatAlert ATO Accelerator which, itself, is offered via FASTTR on AWS, according to Bertram.
“Threat alert was born out of one of our primary services, which is, for roughly about a five-year stretch, migrating federal agency systems to Amazon, both east, west, and AWS GovCloud. We recognized quickly that there was a need to include a security stack of common components, such as vulnerability scanning, security incident event monitoring, as well as a number of other key components designed around the continuous monitoring aspect of it,” Rieger explained.
FASTTR on AWS has a few key differentiators from its contemporaries, including its unique dashboard technology, according to Bertram. It integrates directly with Exacta and Splunk, and consolidates security and information into a centralized location.
Watch the complete video interview below, and be sure to check out more of SiliconANGLE’s and theCUBE’s coverage of the AWS Summit Washington, DC event. (* Disclosure: TheCUBE is a paid media partner for AWS Summit Washington, DC. Neither Amazon Web Services Inc., the sponsor for theCUBE’s event coverage, nor other sponsors have editorial control over content on theCUBE or SiliconANGLE.)