Service Name: HP Helion for Public Sector (Helion)

Description: HP’s Helion for Public Sector infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering is a highly secure, enterprise-class, managed cloud computing environment for all types of government regulated requirements; particularly mission-critical Federal Agency workloads. Helion allows agencies at all levels of government, agency contractors, and non-government organizations operating under Federal regulations such as educational institutions, healthcare covered entities, and critical infrastructure industries to operate in the cloud with greater security and a “pay-as-you-use” business model. Unlike other IaaS offerings, client workload deployed in the Helion Cloud solution can be managed by HP through a shared security model, reducing the management burden on customer IT departments.  Helion can mitigate the risk of over-investing in infrastructure while deploying new managed services securely and quickly within a FedRAMP and DISA ECSB authorized environment.

Government agencies can benefit from HP’s service excellence and over 50 years of public sector experience, with a solution that has been built from the ground up with security and best practices in mind. Helion complies with the following regulatory standards:

  • FedRAMP Moderate JAB pATO
  • FIPS 140-2 encryption (Federal Information Processing Standards 140-2 encryption)
  • CIS Level 1configuration benchmarks (Center for Internet Security Level 1)
  • HIPAA/HITECH Security and Privacy (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act/
  • Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health)
  • ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations)
  • FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)
  • PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard)
  • CJIS (Criminal Justice Information System)
  • FISMA (Federal Information Security Management Act)
  • DIACAP/DIARMF (DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation
  • Process/Defense Information Assurance Risk Management Framework)
  • DoD Cloud Security Model (CSM) level 2 (authorized 10/27/14)

Service Model: Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)

Deployment Model: Government Community

Impact Level: Moderate

Authorization Date: June 5, 2013 (JAB Provisional Authorization)

Authorizing Agencies:

  • Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Department of the Interior (DOI)

Package ID: F1206131373

3PAO: Coalfire (FedRAMP accredited)

Contact Information: Marilyn Hays (