Everlaw, an E-Discovery firm, moves its platform to AWS GovCloud
Amazon Web Services (AWS), has a new customer in its GovCloud region for agencies from the public sector.
Everlaw, a provider for e-discovery software, announced this week that it has migrated to AWS GovCloud.
“Providing a fast and highly secure collaboration solution that meets all the critical needs of government agencies, is of paramount importance to us,” Kevin Babcock, Everlaw director of security engineering, stated in a prepared statement. “Our federal clients can now use our solution confidently knowing that their information is protected by AWS GovCloud (US).
GovCloud is an AWS region that is only for organizations that handle highly sensitive or classified data. It also meets compliance requirements specific to the U.S government. GovCloud access is different from standard AWS accounts. You will need an additional account ID and access credentials.
According to this GovCloud FAQ, “Access is restricted for customers who are U.S. citizens, not subject to export restriction and who comply with US export control laws, regulations and laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, (ITAR),”
GovCloud allows organizations to store their data in the Cloud in compliance with the FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program).
FedRAMP-certified is Everlaw’s ediscovery platform. According to Everlaw, the company’s move to AWS GovCloud makes Everlaw “one the first cloud-native cloud-native document review, collaboration, and ediscovery solutions to meet these stringent U.S. security requirements.”
Everlaw stated that AWS GovCloud (US), allows Everlaw to better support federal import controls, compliance and storage of highly sensitive information. “Additionally, Amazon Region is managed exclusively by U.S. citizens, on U.S. soil. Everlaw’s platform allows the company to service government agencies with NOFORN requirements (no foreign national).
You can find more information about AWS GovCloud here.