Security and ease-of-use are at the forefront of everything we do here at Daston. The exciting news that Google Workspace has achieved FedRAMP High authorization and that Google Cloud earned IL4 authorization ensures that as a Google partner we can continue to offer clients–particularly GovCons–an even higher level of data protection, compatibility, and ease.

Google Workspace Achieves FedRAMP High Authorization
The U.S. federal government is working toward multi-cloud solutions, but unfortunately has continued to be slowed down by legacy systems. To combat this problem, it has assigned two organizations—FedRAMP and NIST—to achieve digital transformation by modernizing legacy public sector IT infrastructure, and tight security is a top prerequisite. FedRAMP High is the measuring stick by which these organizations evaluate the security of the country’s most vital systems, from emergency services to healthcare systems to general administration.

Google Workspace recently achieved FedRAMP High authorization, which means that Daston now offers federal customers a way to securely and seamlessly connect, collaborate, and create using the most modern technologies and tools with Google’s full suite of cloud offerings.

Because data security is the foundation of Daston, we have partnered with Google to ensure that security is infused in each layer of product design to protect you against phishing, ransomware, malware, and cyberattacks. FedRAMP High authorization enables you to collaborate within your organization and with other government agencies at a high level of security without having to purchase a separate “gov cloud” product.

In addition to Google Workspace achieving FedRAMP High authorization, four new Google Cloud products–Admin Console, Cloud Identity, Identity and Access Management, and Virtual Private Cloud–also achieved this status.

Google Cloud Earns DoD Impact Level 4 Provisional Authorization
The Impact Level 4 (IL4) designation is another important federal security standard that is authorized by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). This standard applies to controlled unclassified information (CUI). Google Cloud recently earned this IL4 authorization, which means that Daston’s clients can use our computer, storage and network offerings, virtual private cloud, data analytics, and identity and access management technologies to store and process CUI throughout Google Cloud Services when used with Assured Workloads. 

Google Cloud has obtained this IL4 authorization for all its U.S. public cloud regions, in contrast to other cloud providers that only offer a small number of isolated “government cloud” regions. As a result, Daston’s clients can access seamless compatibility with the latest and most innovative Google Cloud services. Our clients who require IL4 designation to be compliant (including those in the healthcare and financial industries) may take advantage of Google’s cloud technology. Because Google supports this configuration in all seven U.S. regions, your IL4 workloads will be stored and processed in the United States and supported by U.S. personnel.

Google’s efforts to grow its list of compliance certifications allow Daston to continue to deliver productivity tools that support your increasingly hybrid workforce with agile and open architectures, leading security solutions, and unified data and analytics. To find out how you can achieve your mission of using cloud-first solutions for secure storage and collaboration, Contact Adam Ulan today at