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ID.me Receives FedRAMP Moderate ATO

By June 10, 2021June 16th, 2021News

ID.me Receives FedRAMP Moderate ATO 

ID.me is excited to announce that we have received a FedRAMP Moderate Agency Authority to Operate (ATO) sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). This means that the ID.me Identity Gateway has met rigorous security requirements is fully authorized to be used across the VA. The platform is now listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace as an approved cloud service provider.

Why is FedRAMP important? 

With the FedRAMP Moderate ATO, ID.me has proven its security standards meet requirements to handle personally identifiable information (PII) and other sensitive data. ID.me is the only private credential service provider to have received any FedRAMP ATO from the federal government. 

FedRAMP is a U.S. government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. The goal of FedRAMP is to accelerate the adoption of secure cloud solutions through reuse of assessments and authorizations. Companies that wish to work with federal agencies are required to receive a FedRAMP Moderate ATO before working with protected data. 

“This FedRAMP Moderate authorization is a major milestone for ID.me as we continue to build a secure identity layer for federal agencies,” said Blake Hall, CEO of ID.me. “In addition to VA, we support the Social Security Administration (SSA) and other federal agencies, as well as 26 states and over 400 leading brands. As government organizations navigate a new digital environment, ID.me is a proven solution for identity verification and login.”

By using the ID.me Identity Gateway, federal agencies can access a secure, best-in-class digital identity proofing and credentialing platform. In 2016, ID.me was tasked with providing login, identity proofing, and multi-factor authentication for VA.gov, the login portal for the nation’s largest healthcare system. ID.me helped VA become the first federal agency to issue NIST 600-63-3 LOA3 and 800-63-3 IAL2 credentials at scale. ID.me continues to serve as the identity platform for over 18 million veterans.

To date, ID.me has over 45M members across its digital identity network with 75k users signing up daily.  

ID.me’s FedRAMP authorization broadly expands our ability to work with the federal government and is a testament to the strong security controls and ease of use that we bring for our partners. If you are interested in learning more about our work for federal partners and the VA, you can read more here: https://www.id.me/business/resources/casestudy/vagov