Cisco plans to introduce an air-gapped, cloud-based collaboration system for companies involved in US national security and defense work, extending the secure offerings it already provides to industries that require collaboration tools with strong security measures to meet US government requirements.
Starting 2024, the new Webex system — Air-Gapped Trusted Cloud — will provide an added layer of security for teams collaborating through the Webex App.
The US government has a approach to security assessment and authorization for cloud products and services for national security and defense. This includes air-gapped cloud deployments, which are isolated from public networks and operated on US soil by local staff with specific security clearances to handle sensitive data.
With the new Webex deployments, the new Webex tools will meet the security standards required by US agencies involved in national security and defense without compromising user experience.
Cisco has assured its commitment to providing on-premises solutions for top-secret collaboration including calling, messaging, meetings, and file sharing by bringing its enterprise-grade security in line with requirements set out by FedRAMP, that provides a standardized approach to security authorizations for cloud service offerings.
Cisco also said that all fully compliant collaboration systems for government will consider local regulations, compliance requirements and security controls for individual government communities.