Here at Lookout we have a long tradition of supporting the cybersecurity requirements of all levels of government in the U.S. This is why I’m thrilled to announce that we have received a Level 2 certification, the highest tier of authorization, from the Texas Risk and Authorization Management Program (TX-RAMP).
Over the past several years, state and local governments have gone through similar digital transformation efforts as their private sector counterparts; and the state of Texas is no different. Texas agencies, institutions of higher education and local governments are onboarding more cloud services and solidifying telework initiatives. While this shift has streamlined costs and boosted productivity, it also created an environment where citizen data is increasingly at risk.
With the TX-RAMP certification, Lookout offers a seamless path for all state entities to meet the OMB-mandated Zero Trust requirements. The Lookout Security Platform delivers a unified solution that provides full visibility into threats and granular controls to safeguard data in a way that doesn’t hinder productivity.
Seamless path to Zero Trust for Texas
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) established TX-RAMP in 2021 as a result of Senate Bill (SB) 475 that was passed during the 87th legislative session. It mandates the implementation of sound security, and data management and governance measures alongside a certification process that streamlines the onboarding of cybersecurity solutions.
With an increasing number of cloud apps and teleworkers, it’s difficult for any organization to know how to enforce Zero Trust measures to protect their data. This is why Lookout was pleased by this opportunity to work with the Texas DIR and demonstrate how our platform aligns with the state’s security requirements. With the Level 2 certification, we’re now authorized to protect modern or high-impact systems that hold confidential or regulated data.
Lookout delivers an end-to-end platform that secures cloud apps, private apps, internet access and mobile endpoints with Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), Zero Trust Network Access (ZTNA), Secure Web Gateway (SWG) and Mobile Endpoint Security (MES).
In addition, we provide organizations full visibility and granular access controls with our native User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA), Data Loss Prevention (DLP) and Enterprise Digital Rights Management (EDRM) capabilities. These solutions ensure that organizations can enforce dynamic Zero Trust access that is based on user risk levels and the sensitivity level of the data they seek to access.
Lookout Security Platform: Proven Solutions
At the end of the day, our job is to make cybersecurity as simple as possible. Lookout has consistently proven that our platform is ready for all levels of government, whether it’s our provisional authority-to-operate (P-ATO) with the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) or becoming the first mobile security solution to achieve StateRAMP Authorization. We’re thrilled to add TX-RAMP into the mix, making it easy for Texas agencies to leverage our platform.
Earlier this year, Gartner also named Lookout a Visionary in the 2022 Magic Quadrant for Security Service Edge (SSE).
Take a look at our state and local government solution page if you’d like to learn more about how we can support your agency.
Lookout is also a Presidential Sponsor at the Texas Association of State Systems for Computing and Communications (TASSCC) Annual Conference. It’s happening in San Antonio, TX, July 31-August 3. Be sure to reach out and schedule a demo with us.