FedRAMP Data Compliance with Streamdal

We're updating our documentation, so the presented info might not be the most recent.

The data compliance features of Streamdal are currently in beta, and being tested with a select group of contributors, companies, and design partners. If you would like to participate in the beta, please reach out to us.

Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) mandates cloud services to meet consistent security and quality standards. Achieving and maintaining this certification can be complex, but Streamdal can help simplify the process.

Streamdal’s Approach

Leverage Streamdal for:

Data Protection: You can implement rules on data to consistently govern how federal information is processed. The SDK can help prevent accidental transmission or unauthorized access by disallowing data from leaving its defined boundaries.

By creating rules and attaching pipelines to producers and consumers, you can ensure development environments are not processing, storing, or transmitting federal information.

Incident Response: Streamline your response to security incidents by setting up automated workflows that aid your team in rapidly addressing threats.

Continuous Monitoring: Implement rules to consistently monitor cloud environments, detecting and alerting on any unauthorized access or anomalous activities that might signify a potential security threat.

Coming Soon: A visual guide on setting up FedRAMP-specific rules in the Console UI.

Regulatory Insights

We wanted to make researching the relevant data regulations easier and give a better idea of where Streamdal could be the most impactful for your organization. In most cases, the combination of the observability and data governance capabilities will ensure successful compliance.

While more key concepts should be applicable, below are two taken from the FedRAMP CSO’s Impact Levels1 along with how Streamdal can help with data compliance:

Key ConceptsHow Streamdal helps comply
#1 (All Impact levels): Defining Your Authorization Boundary in the CloudStreamdal can play a key part in defining and protecting data boundaries for the authorizing officials operating in your systems. You can write rules for controlling access to data, and rules to protect the flow of all federal information and metadata from leaving its boundaries.
#4 (FR-High): Interconnections in the CloudStreamdal will significantly uncomplicate the disclosing process to the AO (Agency of Authorizing Authority). Without necessarily defining rules, simply using the observability Streamdal offers will surface all of the data handling portions of your systems.

Did you know:

An API that calls data from an external source, IaaS that a PaaS or SaaS resides upon, or external systems that provide audit logging, vulnerability scanning, or ticketing systems are all examples of external services that could impact the CIA (confidentiality, integrity, or availability) of federal information.

Navigate cloud security effortlessly and remain FedRAMP compliant with Streamdal.


  1. Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). (n.d.). Understanding Baselines and Impact Levels for FedRAMP® Authorizations. https://www.fedramp.gov/baselines/

    Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 199 provides the standards for the security categorization of federal information and information systems. A system’s category is dependent on the potential impact on an agency’s assets and operations should their information and information systems be compromised through unauthorized access, use, disclosure, disruption, modification, or destruction. These are the standards Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) must employ to ensure their services meet the minimum security requirements for the data processed, stored, and transmitted. ↩