CMMC 2.0 & NIST 800-171 Compliance

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FileCloud Supports CMMC 2.0 Compliance Requirements

Cloud Platform to Store & Share Data

FileCloud provides organizations with a solution to encrypt, store, and share data securely. It also offers compliance support for CMMC, DFARS, NIST 800-171, ITAR, and more. Organizations can easily integrate FileCloud into their existing IT infrastructure, reducing the overall time and expense involved in achieving compliance.

Network Access & Advanced Security

FileCloud supports integration with Active Directory, LDAP, and SSO. In addition, FileCloud can integrate your Network Shares with NTFS permissions to provide granular access control over data (view, upload, download, share, sync, or manage).

Audit & Configuration Management

FileCloud provides granular audit controls, centralized device management, content classification, rule-based data leak prevention, brand customization, data governance, user password enforcement, private file sharing, granular folder level permissions, and much more.

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CMMC 2.0 & NIST 800-171 Compliance Simplified

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) is a model that measures the maturity level of an organization’s cybersecurity. CMMC provides information to the US Department of Defense (DoD) that a Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractor has the means to protect the security of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). CMMC 2.0 establishes three levels of progressively increasing cybersecurity requirements. Each level is keyed to existing US federal standards: Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.204-21 and NIST 800-171 and 800-172 requirements.

  • Level 1 outlines 15 basic cybersecurity practices and can be self-reported in the Supplier Performance Risk System (SPRS).
  • Level 2 is composed of 110 requirements that align with NIST 800-171. Organizations pursuing Level 2 CMMC certification are assessed by a Certified Third-Party Assessment Organization (C3PAO), which itself is accredited by the CMMC Accreditation Body, also known as the “Cyber AB.” These assessments are turned into the DoD and certification awarded for three years, provided there are no conflicts or issues.
  • Level 3 is the most stringent of the levels, incorporating all 110 requirements from Level 2 that align with NIST 800-171, along with additional requirements that align with NIST 800-172. Assessments are government-led, and certification is awarded for three years.

The Department of Defense (DoD) oversees the CMMC program. It maintains that most DIB contractors require Level 2 certification. However, many popular file-sharing programs do not support CMMC Level 2 requirements for storing and sharing CUI.

FileCloud: Part of a CMMC Compliance Solution

FileCloud is a powerful, hyper-secure solution for storing and sharing Federal Contract Information (FCI) and CUI to support adherence to CMMC 2.0 requirements as they pertain to file sharing and data management. The robust admin dashboard and user portal provide an intuitive interface to protect data while enabling collaboration.

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Impressive ROI
FileCloud is a robust file-sharing solution that can also be easily integrated with your existing IT systems to boost efficiency and security and help meet requirements for CMMC certification. Businesses that handle critical data benefit by storing data in-house to minimize security threats and meet compliance requirements.

Awareness and Training
To complement your internal employee training, FileCloud provides you with extensive information about applying best security practices. We offer this through our wide-ranging resource library and FileCloud University. FileCloud also provides live support and Professional Services for new sites.

For an organization to become CMMC-certified, it must use an encrypted file-sharing solution that meets CMMC requirements to store and share files. End-users and admins both have responsibilities to implement appropriate FileCloud capabilities, as well as to manage and maintain the environment where FileCloud is being hosted, to ensure CMMC requirements are being met.

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CMMC and ITAR both instruct companies to share regulated technical information, defense-related information, or government files, physically and digitally, only with US persons employed by the government or a government contractor. This means that any files shared must have the appropriate protections, with safeguards against unauthorized access. FileCloud granular file and folder permissions make it easy for organizations to achieve this.

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Leading Defense Contractors Choose FileCloud for ITAR Compliance

The FileCloud Compliance Center has been designed to make your life easier, with templates to simplify configurations for various federal and global privacy regulations. It connects the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance requirements with sophisticated, hyper-secure settings in your FileCloud system, including governance tools.

Administrators can use FileCloud’s best practices and recommendations to support compliance. The Compliance Center dashboard gives you instant oversight over any compliance problems or rule violations. FileCloud’s Compliance Center has many different security protections that can be enabled. It connects admins with SSL and encryption settings, along with customized metadata, DLP, and Smart Classification.

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Compliance Center with ITAR

FileCloud’s Compliance Center puts compliance back in your hands with an easy-to-use interface, dashboard, and best practices to support your compliance with major regulations, such as ITAR, NIST 800-171, HIPAA, and GDPR.

Endpoint Backup

Sync and back up files to your secure FileCloud instance and access them from anywhere in the world. Automate endpoint backup for media files to prevent data loss and support media protection.

Easy Integration & Branding

Integrate with existing IT systems, including existing Active Directory, NTFS file permissions, and Network Shares. FileCloud also supports key integrations with productivity applications, such as Google Workspace and MS 365. Bring your organization’s brand front and center using FileCloud’s unparalleled customization options.

Data Leak Protection

Ensure sensitive files are protected across all your devices (laptops, desktops, smartphones, and tablets) with FileCloud’s Smart DLP system. Admins can create custom DLP rules to block shares and notify admins to help prevent leaks. In case of breach, admins can remotely block devices and wipe FileCloud data.


Get maximum protection from email spoofing and ransomware attacks using FileCloud’s two-factor authentication, password strength requirements, built-in antivirus scanning, malware detection, and ransomware protection. RECAPTCHA integration is another option available to prevent malicious abuse.

Unlimited External Accounts

FileCloud offers free, unlimited external accounts for clients, external vendors, and partners. External accounts are free and do not count towards your user license limit. Extend hyper-secure file sharing to project stakeholders, SMEs, and external vendors.

Zero Trust File Sharing®

Share confidential content via a highly secure, password-protected container with Zero Trust File Sharing. In line with Zero Trust principles, the decryption key is not stored on the FileCloud system. For this reason, even if a bad actor gained access to your FileCloud system, they would be unable to access your Zero Trust folder.

Secure Web Viewer

FileCloud’s set of DRM capabilities empower businesses to restrict the digital footprint for CUI and other sensitive data. Share sensitive or business-critical content while retaining full control over the data with FileCloud’s Secure Web Viewer. This web-based DRM feature provides preview access to a file’s contents while preventing redistribution.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is CMMC compliance?

CMMC compliance helps the government, specifically the Department of Defense (DoD), determine whether a defense contractor or subcontractor processing CUI is taking the necessary cybersecurity measures to reach certain rigorous standards.

Who needs CMMC compliance?

Any Defense Industrial Base (DIB) contractor, subcontractor, or entity wishing to bid on or participate in a DoD contract must demonstrate CMMC compliance. Depending on the level sought, DIB entities can self-assess, participate in a triennial third-party assessment (with annual affirmation), or participate in a triennial government-led assessment (with annual affirmation).

What is CMMC 2.0?

CMMC 2.0 streamlines requirements originally described in CMMC 1.0 into three levels of progressively increasing cybersecurity levels. Each level is keyed to US federal standards FAR 52.204–21, NIST 800-171, and NIST 800-172.

Why is CMMC required?

The US DoD entrusts contractors with CUI; as a result, these entities may be targeted by cybercriminals. Many contractors are small businesses with limited resources providing specialized expertise or materials. To ensure a standardized level of cybersecurity for systems that process CUI, the DoD created the CMMC program.


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