Microsoft Cloud App Security is now Generally Available for GCC customers
Published Jul 15 2021 08:00 AM 4,721 Views

Security is at an inflection point, as digital attack surfaces increase, and threat attack sophistication escalates. It continues to be one of the most challenging areas our customers navigate. 


Moving to the cloud increases flexibility for employees and IT alike. However, it also introduces new challenges for keeping your organization secure and compliant., Government organizations have may have additional considerations related to regulatory obligations, data compliance, and governance. To get the full benefit of cloud apps and services, an IT team must find the right balance between supporting access while maintaining control in order to protect critical data.


Microsoft Cloud App Security is a Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB, helping you gain visibility of your cloud apps, discover shadow IT, protect sensitive information anywhere in the cloud, enable protection against cyber threats, assess compliance, and manage security posture across clouds.


We are excited to announce that Microsoft Cloud App Security is now available for customers in the Government Community Cloud (GCC). Microsoft Cloud App Security in GCC supports the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) accreditation at a High Impact level. FedRAMP artifacts are available for review by customers who are required to comply with FedRAMP. Federal agencies can review these artifacts in support of their review to issue an Authority to Operate (ATO). 


Learn more here: Microsoft Cloud App Security Government Service Description | Microsoft Docs


With the launch of Microsoft Cloud App Security GCC customers can now take advantage of the full set of advanced security solutions from Microsoft.  This includes Microsoft Defender for Endpoint, Microsoft Defender for Identity, and Microsoft Defender for Office 365 along with Azure Active Directory, Microsoft Intune, and Azure Information Protection.

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