OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. and MONTREAL, March 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VASCO® Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ: VDSI), a global leader in authentication, electronic signatures, and identity management, today announced that eSignLive™, the e-signature choice for government organizations, has worked with Cloud Services Provider (CSP) Project Hosts to deliver its electronic signature solution in a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud. U.S. government agencies can now implement e-signatures in the cloud and meet GSA security requirements.
Electronic signatures have proven cost-effective, efficient and able to improve service for government organizations for more than 20 years. Agencies including the General Services Administration, the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, the U.S. Army and the USDA, are using eSignLive to enable the secure and complaint electronic signing of documents. In-office or in the field on a mobile device, Federal agencies use eSignLive in conjunction with either a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card or Common Access Card (CAC). Use cases for e-signatures have included e-contracting, procurement, mobility and field force enablement, supply chain management, HR and operations.
Now in Project Hosts' FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud, eSignLive allows government organizations to meet cloud-first initiatives, leveraging economies of scale of the cloud, to incorporate e-signatures into any manual, paper-intensive document workflow process across agencies.
"eSignLive is making digital government a reality through our partnership with Project Hosts by running our e-signature solution in a FedRAMP compliant cloud environment," said eSignLive President, Tommy Petrogiannis. "This partnership answers the demand from government agencies to be able to transact completely electronically with the highest level of data security, compliance and auditability – driving stakeholder and citizen engagement at the same time."
"By incorporating eSignLive directly into our Azure FedRAMP cloud environment, we perform the necessary due-diligence and create the requisite documentation to ensure all security controls are in place to maintain SaaS-level FedRAMP compliance," said Scott Chapman, CEO and co-founder of Project Hosts, Inc. "This enables eSignLive to deliver its applications as a FedRAMP SaaS-level compliant cloud service on Microsoft's world-class Azure cloud infrastructure."
Security Products magazine, the preeminent editorial website for the security industry, announced on March 23, 2016 that eSignLive on a FedRAMP Compliant Cloud is the winner of the 2016 Govies award in the Digital Transformations category. The Govies Government Security awards honor outstanding government security products in a variety of categories.
For more information about FedRAMP compliant e-signatures for government, visit www.esignlive.com/fedramp. To learn more about building a connected government in a secure cloud environment, watch a recent webcast featuring USDA APHIS and Project Hosts at www.esignlive.com/resource-center/building-a-connected-government-in-a-secure-cloud-environment.
The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP, is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This approach uses a "do once, use many times" framework that saves an estimated 30-40% of government costs, as well as both time and staff required to conduct redundant agency security assessments. FedRAMP is the result of close collaboration with cybersecurity and cloud experts from the General Services Administration (GSA), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council and its working groups, as well as private industry.
About eSignLive™ by VASCO
eSignLive™ is the electronic signature solution behind some of the world's most trusted brands. Regulated industries and top analyst firms recognize eSignLive's products and services for their ability to balance the highest levels of security and compliance with ease-of-use while automating any process – from the simplest, internal signing workflow to the most complex, customer-facing transactions. Available in the cloud and on-premises, the eSignLive solution offers a scalable platform to support an organization's digital transformation strategy across the enterprise – today and tomorrow. eSignLive is the trade name of Silanis Technology Inc., a VASCO group company. Learn more at www.esignlive.com.
VASCO is a world leader in providing two-factor authentication and digital signature solutions to financial institutions. More than half of the top 100 global banks rely on VASCO solutions to enhance security, protect mobile applications and meet regulatory requirements. VASCO also secures access to data and applications in enterprise environments, and provides tools for application developers to easily integrate security functions into their web-based and mobile applications. VASCO enables more than 10,000 customers in 100 countries to secure access, manage identities, verify transactions, and protect assets across financial, enterprise, E-commerce, government and healthcare markets. Learn more about VASCO at VASCO.com and on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
About Project Hosts
Project Hosts, Inc. is a recognized U.S. Government Cloud Services Provider (CSP) and leader in providing Managed Cloud Services on Azure and hosting Microsoft Solutions and ISV applications. Federal and state government agencies, leading enterprises and medium-sized businesses rely on Project Hosts to deliver a highly secure and dedicated cloud environment that can be customized to meet their specific business needs, security standards, IT governance and integration requirements. www.projecthosts.com - firstname.lastname@example.org
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