Government agencies and U.S. companies are turning to the flexible, scalable and cost-effective option of cloud computing. While some are still taking a cautious approach with the cloud when it comes to handling sensitive and classified data, we’re hearing more often than not, that CISO’s, Risk Managers and those responsible for governance recognize the value cloud has to offer when their risk and security concerns are addressed.
That is why we are excited to announce that Cocoon Data’s Cocoon Data offers new functionality to address these concerns for secure file sharing and storage, which is now available as a SAAS product on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US).
The higher level of functionality that is now available in Cocoon Data on US GovCloud includes:
- Geo Fencing to restrict access to classified data within a government office building or a 3rd party location.
- Fingerprinting allows you to control who views files on screen with a unique fingerprint showing the user details and time stamping to show traceability if taking a screen photo.
- Time controlling the window that a sensitive file can be accessed by 3rd parties or classified employees.
- A unique key generated for each file. Cocoon Data’s patented method for file security sets it apart in the level of control it provides over sensitive data.
What is AWS GovCloud (US)?
As described in more detail in the AWS FAQs, AWS GovCloud (US) is an isolated AWS Region that is specifically designed to allow U.S. Government agencies and customers to migrate sensitive data in the cloud by addressing their specific regulatory and strict compliance requirements. AWS GovCloud (US) allows users to adhere to U.S. International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), FedRAMP and DoD CSM Levels 3-5 requirements. Further, AWS GovCloud (US) maintains data sovereignty by limiting the service to U.S. persons only and supports FIPS 140-2 compliant end points, which enables agencies to manage more heavily regulated data on AWS while meeting federal compliance requirements.
Cocoon Data is ITAR compliant, for further information please see this link.
Heard of AWS, but aren’t familiar with Cocoon Data?
Cocoon Data is a highly secure, encrypted file storage and collaboration system that includes controlled, authorized access to external as well as internal parties.
Accessed using a browser, mobile app or Windows client, file encryption is done at the user’s device for true end-to-end security.
Give Cocoon Data a trial run to see what you think.