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The RedFlag Notification System’s Cloud Computing Platform Passes Big Test

1 minute read - Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Mar 19, 2015 9:34:52 AM

Microsoft Azure Cloud Meets CJIS Compliance in California; Removes Roadblocks for Notification Systems and Other Technology1

Last week Microsoft “gained a major endorsement” when it’s cloud computing platform, Azure (also our notification system’s cloud) was deemed compliant with criminal justice security standards1. The approval, which came from the California Department of Justice (DOJ), is tied to the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS).

So, what?

This approval removes a huge barrier for California’s state, county and city governments to “procure Azure for their data storage and government apps” and other Azure Cloud based platforms like, for example, the RedFlag notification system1. Prior to the approval, criminal justice agencies were huge obstacles for governments trying to make wide procurements across departments. Their stringent security requirement include “employee background checks, detailed quarterly security updates and physical access to a provider’s cloud infrastructure.1

Microsoft’s major competitors, Google and Amazon Web Services, meet some, but not all of the CJIS requirements1.

Click here to read the full article.

Everyday, more and more public and private sector organizations implement notification system technology as part of their security and emergency action plans. It’s really a no brainer. In today’s world, with unpredictable events occurring more often, those that aren’t using technology to enhance and improve communications are left behind. The RedFlag notification system is cloud-based by design so it is available to you whenever you need it.

As more state DOJs follow suite with California and rule cloud-based platforms compliant with security requirements, even more doors will open for notification system deployment and other cloud-based systems.

For more information about the RedFlag notification system or Pocketstop’s other operational and marketing communication platforms, please call 877-840-2444 or live chat with us today at www.pocketstop.com.

1 http://www.govtech.com/computing/Microsoft-Azure-Cloud-Meets-CJIS-Compliance-in-California.html

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