Bizflow: ATO Journey
Cloud Compliance, Quick Deadlines, and Upfront Challenges
BizFlow helps customers approach system modernization and digital transformation through a deliberate methodology that rapidly delivers cost-effective solutions. Creating and selling Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) products, BizFlow wanted to utilize Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud and obtain their Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Authority To Operate (ATO) to sell their software to other U.S. agencies. To do this would require them to meet complex security requirements in a Rapid timeframe. BizFlow knew their technology but needed support in meeting the FedRAMP requirements. Without this key knowledge and expertise, meeting the deadline seemed impossible.
The Key Challenges They Faced
- Finding a skilled and dedicated partner to help with the ATO process
- Meeting the challenges of a Rapid turnaround
- Needing a fully dedicated FedRAMP and AWS partner
- Spending money on a long and drawn-out process
- Maintaining compliance after the ATO is achieved
A Synthesized Approach with InfusionPoints
BizFlow chose InfusionPoints to assist with their FedRAMP ATO journey because InfusionPoints offered the partnership they were looking for – not just a solution that left them on their own to figure it out. They also knew that InfusionPoints had a proven track record and strong expertise with FedRAMP requirements and AWS infrastructure. InfusionPoints was able to quickly meet with the SaaS provider to collaborate and determine the specific needs to obtain an FedRAMP ATO and launch this product into the FedRAMP marketplace for other agencies to utilize.
Expert Guidance and an ATO Fast Track with XccelerATOr
Utilizing InfusionPoints’ XccelerATOr compliance automation (Based on Native AWS Cloud Services) and our FedRAMP subject matter experts, BizFlow’s AWS GovCloud infrastructure was FedRAMP enabled in under 30 day and BizFlow was ready to integrate their Paas/SaaS solution. InfusionPoints walked Bizflow through the process and developed several key processes to enable BizFlow PaaS/SaaS to be fully compliant. This managed environment will pave the way to obtaining their ATO in a fraction of the time that it would traditionally take. InfusionPoints’ XccelerATOr removed many of the ATO-related challenges and allowed BizFlow to focus on their core mission while InfusionPoints handled the rest. In addition, InfusionPoints provided a full set of FedRAMP Documentation and will be providing Managed Detection and Response and FedRAMP Continuous Monitoring through InfusionPoints VNSOC360° services.
InfusionPoints’ XccelerATOr Allowed BizFlow To:
- Get their BizFlow application FedRAMP ready and meet their rapid timeline
- Get access to a new audience with Civilian Agency Healthcare and DoD clients
- Have an efficient FedRAMP Compliant Pathway through consulting assistance and proper implementation
- Focus on their core mission while InfusionPoints took care of the FedRAMP compliance
"This project was an exciting endeavor for the InfusionPoints engineering team, giving the team the opportunity to combine their FedRAMP security subject matter expertise with their AWS architecture design, build, and deployment capabilities." - Shiloh Casey – Program Manager at InfusionPoints