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Protecting Government Data in Transit: Introducing Salesforce Private Connect for Government

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Life in the cloud comes with its risks, especially for Government customers.

Private Connect is one of the newest ways Salesforce is safeguarding customer data in transit.

As our world becomes increasingly interconnected, the risks associated with exposing sensitive data are ever-present. This threat is not only the genesis of the entire cybersecurity industry but accentuates further risk for government organizations transitioning to the public cloud. Factor in the need to navigate a sea of compliance requirements and you have a daunting challenge for
government organizations – whether adopting IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS.

For institutions moving to the cloud through software, Salesforce Government Cloud offers a secure, easy-to-implement, low-overhead solution, fast tracking the opportunity for mission success and digital transformation within government organizations. Until recently, certain data risks were inherent to using cloud as customers had to transmit their data across the public internet to connect to our platform. This is why we’re especially pleased to introduce Salesforce Private Connect, which moves the traffic off of the public internet and minimizes the risk.

The newly FedRAMP®-High and U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 4 authorized feature allows U.S. public sector customers to easily and securely connect their workloads in Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud to their Salesforce orgs. This upgrade keeps network traffic inside the AWS data center backbone and away from the threats like malware and malicious actors on the public internet.

What is Private Connect?

Salesforce Private Connect takes a proactive stance by isolating Government Cloud Plus customer data from the public internet. This isolation minimizes the potential attack vectors and drastically reduces the chances of unauthorized access. By channeling data through a private connection, information remains hidden from prying eyes, adding a crucial layer of protection to government business operations. Agencies and contractors now have greater control over and can be more confident in the security of their data in transit.

Private Connect, built on AWS PrivateLink, shows the value of our strategic partnership with AWS as it reduces both the complexity and the attack surface. Private Connect does this by allowing joint Salesforce and AWS customers to easily and securely connect their workloads and route traffic via internal connections instead of traversing the public internet.

To learn more about how Private Connect works in Government Cloud Plus, see:

At Salesforce, trust is always our top priority and with the launch of Private Connect in Government Cloud Plus, we are reaffirming our commitment to providing not only industry-leading solutions but also simplicity and peace of mind. By leveraging our FedRAMP-High authorized private networking solution, government agencies can be confident in their security and focus on their mission.

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