Palantir Technologies Inc. (NYSE: PLTR) announced that its federal cloud service offering has received a DoD Impact Level 6 (IL6) PA from the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
With the debut of Palantir Federal Cloud Service (PFCS) in 2019, the company first gained FedRAMP and IL5, and now, with this accreditation, it expands its cloud offering to include a new Secret Region. As one of just three firms obtaining an IL6 Provisional Authorization from DISA for their cloud offerings, Palantir joins Microsoft and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
What is Palantir IL-6?
IL6 is designated for the processing and storage of data with a classification level up to SECRET. Information that must be processed and kept at IL6 for a cloud deployment can only be processed in a DoD private/community cloud or a Federal government community cloud.
It is the highest level and Palantir joins AWS and Microsoft as the only three companies at that tier.
Palantir alluded to their ambition to achive IL-6 in their Q4 2020 presentation. At the time they were at level IL-5 alongside a few other companies. Most other software providers (Oracle, SAP, Salesforce, Snowflake or Google) achieved levels IL-2 or IL-4.
Now the Department of Defense and Mission Partners can now make use of Palantir Federal Cloud Service IL6 to address the problems of next-generation warfighting.
“At Palantir, we design systems that address the unique constraints and mission goals for our partners,” said Mitchell Skiles, Senior Architect, Federal, Palantir Technologies. “This accreditation is a testament to that. The expansion will address growing scale consideration and offer robust data protection as the Department adopts new digital capabilities, and critically, will provide easier access to the people who rely upon software every day for their most essential missions.”