BroadSoft’s Secure Communication Solution, Already Trusted by Several Government Agencies, Pursuing FedRAMP Compliance
Jun 28, 2016, Gaithersburg, MD – BroadSoft, Inc. (NASDAQ: BSFT), a global unified communication software as a service (UCaaS) leader, is taking its BroadCloud® platform and UC-One® application through the FedRAMP compliance process. Compliance will enable BroadSoft’s public sector channel partners to more rapidly deliver cloud-based PBX and unified communication and collaboration services to government agencies.
The BroadSoft Government Cloud offering can deliver advanced UC and PBX tools that foster collaboration, improve productivity and cultivate a more accessible, open work environment — while helping agencies meet their directives to reduce costs, increase efficiencies and accelerate innovation at all levels. As part of the BroadSoft Government Cloud portfolio, BroadSoft has built a separate instance of the BroadCloud platform and UC-One application optimized specifically for government agencies, which enables accelerated access to secure UCaaS by minimizing the obstacles associated with implementing new technology in environments with stringent compliance requirements such as FedRAMP.
In addition to the dedicated instance of the BroadCloud platform built for government, BroadSoft is also set to release a new version of its BroadCloud software that further supports government agencies’ FedRAMP compliance requirements for use of cloud services. This new BroadCloud version includes a number of extended security controls and capabilities such as PIV (personal identity verification).
“BroadSoft is the trusted unified communications company for hundreds of telecommunications service providers, including 25 of the top 30 by revenue, located in 80 countries, and we are thrilled to strengthen our commitment to the U.S. government market through the FedRAMP compliance process,” said Scott Hoffpauir, chief technology officer, BroadSoft. “Security, reliability and compliance have always been core components of our carrier-grade cloud UC offerings, and we look forward to offering government customers the highest level of protection for their communications.”
Achieving Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) compliance will enable BroadSoft to become part of the list of officially authorized cloud service providers recognized by the U.S. government as meeting the strict security requirements required by government systems today. FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a “do once, use many times” framework that saves an estimated 30-40% of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments.
BroadSoft is the leading provider of software and services that enable mobile, fixed-line and cable service providers to offer Unified Communications over their Internet Protocol networks. The Company’s core communications platform enables the delivery of a range of enterprise and consumer calling, messaging and collaboration communication services, including private branch exchanges, video calling, text messaging and converged mobile and fixed-line services.
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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements may be identified by their use of terms and phrases such as “can” and “enable” and other similar terms and phrases and include, among others, statements regarding the benefits to U.S. federal government customers resulting from the use of BroadCloud and UC-One in their service offerings. The outcome of the events described in these forward-looking statements is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from the results anticipated by these forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the financial and other benefits to BroadSoft resulting from the use of BroadCloud by U.S. governmental agencies, as well as those factors contained in the “Risk Factors” section of BroadSoft’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on February 29, 2016, and in BroadSoft’s other filings with the SEC. All information in this release is as of June 28, 2016. Except as required by law, BroadSoft undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement made herein for any reason to conform the statement to actual results or changes in its expectations.