FedRAMP stands for the “Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program.” It standardizes security assessment and authorization for cloud products and services used by U.S. federal agencies. The goal is to make sure federal data is consistently protected at a high level in the cloud.
Becoming a FedRAMP accredited organization is crucial for your success in the public sector
That is, it is a list of verified, secure, and authorized services to allow the US Gov to migrate services to the cloud to be more efficient and secure. (I was one of the millions that had my personal info stolen from the OMB by China because the OMB databases and networks were archaic and insecure).
I consider this one of the smartest things the Gov has done in a long time, actually understanding the the cloud is the place to be and making it easy for agencies to get there. Now a company only needs to get a product accredited once, and any federal agency can use it. That may not seem like much to those of you that have never had to deal with the Gov, but it is a big deal.
There are 238 authorized companies - many companies have multiple products authorized.
Cloudflare is listed as “in progress”, but competitor Akami has 166 authorizations. I did not see Fastly.
Some other names we know: Appian(14 authorizations), Adobe, Amazon(748), Axon, Coupa (in progress), Crowdstrike (42), Datadog(20), Docusign(14, DynaTrace(2), Elastic(1), Google (164), MongoDb (in process), NewRelic(26), Nutanix(2), Okta(108), Palantir(7), SentinalOne (2), ServiceNow (82), SmartSheet (11), Snowflake(3), Splunk(12), Workivia (7), zoom(23), Zscaler (32). (and boring big boys like Cisco, Vmware, IBM, Palo Alto, etc)
If you click on a company, you can see some details, like the agencies using it. Here is the Crowdstrike Falcon platform link…
Among them: DoD, DHS, FAA, Social Security.
There is a link on the site for federal agencies to see how to: “Adopt innovative cloud services to meet your agency’s mission needs”. That is, a “dumb” agency can click there and see how to take advantage of this catalog of cloud products. They have come a long way.
Hope this helps a bit.