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International standards

HyperCloud’s proven technology is in use in highly sensitive environments across Australia, the United States and other NATO countries. It operates in accordance with the Australian Government’s Defence Security Principle Framework (DSPF) and Information Security Manual (ISM) and has been designed to work with Five Eyes nations, the NATO Federated Mission network, as well as other secure frameworks.

The software foundation in HyperCloud is based on a lineage of intellectual property developed and designed for FISMA Systems at the “High” level, including equivalent evaluations such as FedRAMP High and DoD SRG IL-5. In addition, HyperCloud relies on FIPS-140 compatible cryptographic modules.



For almost a decade SoftIron has been a trusted vendor to government and defence organisations and the principles we have based our business upon reflect the same principles that security partnerships like AUKUS and the Quad use to control and design critical technologies.

These principles include:

  • Technology vendors should be secure, trustworthy and transparent.
  • Technology supply chains should be resilient, secure and diverse.
  • Technology & the standards that govern it must enhance the dignity & privacy of individuals & not be used for coercive or un-democratic ends.

SoftIron is uniquely positioned to meet the cloud and digital transformation needs of AUKUS, the Quad and allied partners due to its secure by design principles that require ‘Zero Trust’ due to the unique provenance of both the software and hardware.


Featured standards

FISMA High compliance

The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA)  is a United States federal law that was enacted in 2002 to strengthen information security systems and protect government information and operations. It is one of the most important regulations for U.S. federal data security standards and guidelines.

FISMA High is the highest level of compliance and provides the strictest level of controls to ensure protection of more critical or sensitive data that would have a severe or catastrophic effect on an organisation should it be lost.

HyperCloud has been designed to meet FISMA High compliance standards and is already used in the executive and legislative branches of the US federal government, Defence and by the contractors and other organisations that support them.


FedRAMP High and Department of Defence (DoD) SRG IL-5

FedRAMP is the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. It was developed in 2011 to support the United State’s “Cloud-first” mandate and to give guidance for security in the cloud.

FedRAMP high impact level is the standard for security necessary to protect some of the U.S. federal government’s most sensitive unclassified data.

HyperCloud has been accredited to FedRAMP High and DoD SRG IL-5. IL-5 information covers controlled unclassified information across a number of sectors including defence, critical infrastructure, finance, law enforcement, intelligence and others.

IL-5 also covers National Security Systems and can provide services to any agency involved in intelligence activities, cryptologic activities related to national security, command and control of military forces and weapons systems.

FIPS 140

Validation against the FIPS 140 standard is required for all U.S. federal government agencies that use cryptography-based security systems — hardware, firmware, software, or a combination — to protect sensitive but unclassified information stored digitally

SoftIron maintains an active commitment to meeting the FIPS 140 requirements.