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Security Concerns Holding You Back from the Cloud? Appian and Amazon Web Services Receive Authority to Operate

Malcolm Ross, Senior Vice President, Product Strategy, Appian
August 26, 2010

If you are part of a government agency interested in the benefits of cloud computing, but are holding back due to concerns about security ñ this news is for you!

Appian has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) certification from the U.S. Department of Education for the Department's Appian Anywhere application, built on Amazon Web Services (AWS).

Receiving an Authority to Operate (ATO) certification from a federal agency is a big deal for technology vendors selling into the government. The ATO certification is a "stamp of approval" from the government that only comes after a rigorous and comprehensive assessment.

The Appian Anywhere/AWS solution is the first cloud-based process solution to receive an ATO certification from the federal government. The certification was awarded after a stringent assessment of the solution's management, operational, and technical security controls.

Check out the following podcast ñ part 1 of a series of 2 ñ with Terry Wise, Director of Business Development for Amazon Web Services; and Samir Gulati, VP of Marketing, Appian Corporation, on this exciting news.