Snowflake Achieves FedRAMP High Authorization on AWS GovCloud US-West and US-East

FedRAMP High Authorization solidifies Snowflake’s status as a trusted data platform used by the United States government to securely guard its most critical data

No-Headquarters/BOZEMAN, Mont.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#TheDataCloudSnowflake (NYSE: SNOW), the Data Cloud company, has received FedRAMP® High Authorization on the AWS GovCloud (US-West and US-East Regions).

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. This authorization enables Snowflake to protect some of the federal government’s most sensitive unclassified data across cloud computing environments.

With this latest authorization, Snowflake is able to offer its Government & Education Data Cloud for Federal Government, State, Local & Education workloads. Snowflake will also be able to handle new types of critical data, including data used by law enforcement, emergency services, and healthcare, and enable governments and organizations to leverage it for high-impact data analytics and AI.

“The availability of public sector data is key to growing the economy, increasing government effectiveness, and facilitating better oversight and transparency,” said Jeff Frazier, Head of Global Public Sector at Snowflake. “With FedRAMP High Authorization, Snowflake will continue to work closely with the Federal Government and its partners to break down critical data silos to enable a more modern, effective government.”

“Snowflake’s FedRAMP High Authorization is another recognition for the company’s continuous focus on leveraging data without compromising on governance and security,” said Monica McEwen, managing director, Deloitte Consulting LLP. “Together, we’ll be able to expand on our joint efforts to help the federal government through every stage of the modernization journey and unlock value from the most sensitive data.”

In addition to receiving the FedRAMP High Authorization, Snowflake recently announced the enhancement of its governance capabilities at its virtual 2023 Snowday event. Snowflake Horizon is Snowflake’s built-in governance solution with a unified set of compliance, security, privacy, interoperability, and access capabilities in the Data Cloud. Snowflake Horizon makes it easy for customers to govern and take immediate action on data, apps, and more across clouds, teams, partners, and customers.

With support for critical workloads, including data warehousing, data lake, data engineering, artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML), collaboration, cybersecurity, and applications, Snowflake’s Government & Education Data Cloud continues to support a data-informed government. Snowflake’s platform has also achieved StateRAMP® High, as well as support for regulated workloads subject to Department of Defense Impact Level 4 (DoD IL4), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Publication 1075, and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Defense FAR Supplement (DFARS) safeguarding requirements across certain U.S. government-designated regions.

Snowflake enables public sector organizations at every level to securely share data intra- and cross-agency, across the cloud, and with their ecosystem partners for improved resiliency and enhanced mission outcomes.

Learn more:

  • Learn more about Snowflake’s Government & Education Data Cloud here.
  • Find out how Snowflake is leveraging modern data to advance national defense.
  • Read more about how Snowflake is empowering federal government agencies for the cloud era here.

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Maddie McGrath

Partner PR Lead, Snowflake

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