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Zoom for Government Achieves JAB Authorization

Published August 3, 2023

From the Oval Office to your local post office, Zoom for Government is transforming how the US government connects. Today, Zoom announced that The FedRAMP® Joint Authorization Board (JAB) authorized Zoom for Government as a JAB Moderate system, adding to Zoom’s growing list of additional government certifications. While Zoom for Government was initially FedRAMP authorized in March of 2019, having the collective JAB approval solidifies the security of the Zoom platform. 

“The Zoom for Government offering was built to be simple, secure, and scalable, supporting the Federal Government’s mission,” said Matt Mandrgoc, Head of Public Sector at Zoom. “We are thrilled to receive this certification, reinforcing our commitment to giving our Federal customers a secure and innovative communications platform.” 

What is FedRAMP?

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®) provides a standardized approach to security authorizations for Cloud Service Offerings. FedRAMP establishes a public-private partnership to promote innovation and advance more secure information technologies.

What is JAB? 

JAB is composed of CIOs and Authorizing Officials from the Department of Defense (DOD), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and General Services Administration (GSA). The JAB selects approximately 12 cloud products a year to work with for a JAB Provisional Authority to Operate (P-ATO). A JAB P-ATO represents a “high water mark” from the assessment perspective. Zoom for Government received its JAB accreditation on July 28, 2023. 

Zoom for Government Impact

This certification extends beyond Zoom Meetings; the JAB P-ATO covers our Zoom for Government platform to provide limitless connections for the federal workforce. 

Zoom products in this authorization include:

Coming soon to Zoom for Government: 

Simple, Scalable & Secure

Zoom for Government was designed to comply with the stringent requirements of the U.S. federal government. Zoom for Government runs on AWS GovCloud with FedRAMP, DoD IL4, and StateRAMP authorizations with HIPAA and CJIS attestations, and only leverages data centers within the United States.