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Turnkey Solution for FedRAMP Compliance and Authorization

Are you an ISV, SI or tech startup targeting the government, large commercial solution provider or financial services markets? Our RISC customers have achieved their own federal Authorizations to Operate (ATO) in a fraction of the time it normally takes — with cost savings of up to 70%, compared to hiring hourly consultants. Rackspace keeps it simple for you by delivering our entire service via single contract with us as your primary point of contact.

The RISC program can help you add a FedRAMP-authorized solution to your portfolio in three easy steps:

Interested in our RISC FedRAMP Workshop?

Learn first-hand from experts who live and breathe FedRAMP.


1. Workshop

  • Cost: $5,000

  • One-day interactive classroom delivery by Rackspace, Telos and SecureIT personnel

  • Two seats in the class, and 30-day access to the Xacta® environment

  • Walk through entire FedRAMP process:

    • Gap Assessment

    • Remediation

    • FedRAMP Ready, In-Process, Authorized

    • Continuous Monitoring

  • Uncover major hurdles before making serious time and resource commitments

What You Walk Away With:

Compliance project plan

2. Gap Assessment

  • Cost: $10,000

  • Delivered as Firm Fixed Price engagement

  • Delivered by 3PAO partner SecureIT

  • Assumes use of Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls (RISC)

  • Scoped exclusively to 25 show-stopper, “above the OS” security controls

  • Quickly identifies the application and corporate remediations required to pursue FedRAMP authorization

What You Walk Away With:

FedRAMP business case

3. FedRAMP Environment

  • Cost: Variable (solution-dependent)

  • Deploy a FedRAMP Ready/In-Process SaaS environment, leveraging Rackspace Inheritable Security Controls

  • Xacta-powered Body of Evidence and System Security Plan

  • Incorporate remediations uncovered in steps one and two

  • Receive fully managed security, compliance, audit assistance and cloud operations

  • Workshop and gap assessment fees credited back with a one-year contract, $1,250 per month

What You Walk Away With:

FedRAMP Ready/In-Process

What You Walk Away With:

Compliance project plan

What You Walk Away With:

FedRAMP business case

What You Walk Away With:

FedRAMP Ready/In-Process

At the conclusion of our streamlined three-step program, your solution is immediately available for consumption to government customers as a FedRAMP-authorized managed cloud offering in the FedRAMP online marketplace.

For additional information on what Rackspace is doing on the FedRAMP front, check out our relevant blog posts.

We’re Your Trusted Government Solutions Partner, from Business Case Through ATO

Accelerated Time to Market

RISC streamlines your path to FedRAMP Authority to Operate (ATO), often in as little as four months (3x faster than average).

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Government Solutions Expertise

Rackspace powers over 50 public sector solutions, leveraged by more than half of Cabinet-level agencies.

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Fully Managed Cloud Services

Deliver the same cloud-enabled innovations the private sector relies on, within a secure, FedRAMP-authorized cloud service provider environment.
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Advisory Services

  • Vulnerability scanning to assess risk exposure
  • Penetration testing
  • Security hardening and engineering support
  • Security monitoring program development, optimization and engineering services
  • 3PAO Audit Support
  • Continuous monitoring program development
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As a founding member of Cloud Security Alliance, Rackspace is clearly committed to our shared mission of promoting best practices for cloud security. Extending this commitment to the government with their aggressive approach to FedRAMP is a welcome addition for this industry.

Katie Lewin

Federal Director, Cloud Security Alliance

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