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Securely powering government operations around the globe

One platform for team collaboration and digital operations.

Deployed by the world’s leading government organizations

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Secure, reliable, and scalable collaboration to support governments worldwide — from public agencies to defense operations.

Align your teams and manage digital operations with modern, channel-based collaboration while protecting your data with military-grade security.

Align your teams, tools, and processes

Connect geographically-distributed team members, tools, and mission-critical processes.

Modernize your operations

Transform the way your teams communicate, collaborate, and operate with digital processes that scale.

Improve team agility and delivery

Help development teams ship better code faster with solutions designed for modern, agile processes.

Data sovereignty & security

Stay in complete control over your data with an open-source platform that offers self-hosted deployments and strict, customizable access controls.

Efficiently execute prescribed processes

Customizable Playbooks with checklist-based process, integrated collaboration, and stakeholder communication.

Incident resolution

Fix mission-critical issues fast with modern automations, customizable playbooks, debrief tools, and more.

Why Governments Choose Mattermost Over Microsoft Teams

Learn why mission-focused teams choose Mattermost for high security, high availability collaboration.

Microsoft Teams
Software Type

Open source

Open source codebase is supported by community contributors and is publicly available.

Microsoft Teams

Proprietary software

Proprietary software can only be modified by Microsoft; source code is not publicly not available.

Impact Levels

Can be deployed at any Impact Level

Microsoft Teams

Only deployed at IL5 and GCC High


On-premise and private cloud

Easily deployed on-premise to your private cloud environment and behind your firewall. Customers have total control over security. No FedRAMP required.

Microsoft Teams

Publicly-hosted SaaS

Provided as a SaaS publicly-hosted product only as part of MS 365 Suite. There is no on-prem or private-cloud option. FedRAMP required.

Compliance and Data Access

Your data stays in your hands

Keep your data within your existing compliance system. All data in Mattermost, including chat history, can be backed up and exported, and always remains under your ownership and control.

Microsoft Teams

Data managed by Microsoft

Requires FedRAMP to implement compliance and retention policies, run analysis on chat data, and migrate data to other systems.

Flexibility and Extensibility

Fully customizable and extensible

Extensible through various existing and custom plugins. All plugins currently are free or come bundled with a Mattermost license. Use custom commands to extend the functionality or integrate with other services via webhooks.

Microsoft Teams

Limited extensibility; additional purchases required

Extensible through prebuilt apps to integrate with other platforms; some require additional purchases. Create custom applications to add additional integrations within Teams. Outgoing webhooks are operated through bots that call the external service.


Designed for technical team workflows

Best suited for developers and mission-focused team collaboration who operate within air-gapped networks from the headquarters to the edge.

Microsoft Teams

Designed for general collaboration

Best suited for general collaboration for day-to-day activities.



Mobile app allows for voice calls (beta) and chats. Currently only supports a single Mattermost server and no plugins or file management. API can be used to build custom app and add additional layers of security and customization. Can be used on your personal device (does not require a Government device).

Microsoft Teams

Not customizable

Mobile app allows video calls, calendar views, chat, integrated cloud storage (Office 365), dashboards, support for multiple team accounts, etc. No ability to customize the mobile app.

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The Complete Guide to Mattermost Government Solutions

One platform for developer collaboration

Mattermost is the command and control hub for technical teams

Channels: real time and asynchronous communication

Playbooks: checklist-based defined processes and automation

Boards: Kanban-style project and task management

For us, using Mattermost offers a huge benefit in mission velocity and safety. We found that also gave us a lot more time to fix cargo and fuel problems before the crew even shows up at the airplane.

Major Justin Poole
Phoenix Spark Innovation Cell Director, Travis Air Force Base

Why Governments Choose Us

Security and privacy

Operate securely and privately with the leading open source collaboration platform you can deploy on-premise or in a secure cloud.

Flexible licensing covering multiple networks

A single licensing mechanism to cover multiple networks with a single collaboration platform. Provide the same tools and practices to separate teams — even those on different air-gapped networks.

Get up and running quickly

Rich partner network of qualified systems integrators that know how to deploy, extend, and customize the Mattermost platform to meet your needs.

Secure solutions for government operations

  • Self-hosted or secure cloud deployments
  • Integrates with existing security and compliance frameworks
  • Enforced multi-factor authentication (MFA)
  • Active Directory/LDAP authentication
  • Custom admin roles & granular user permissions
  • Custom data retention & granular audit logs
  • Automated compliance exports
  • High Availability (HA) configuration
  • Custom Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM)
  • Multi-network options
  • Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) for Section 508 Accessibility Standards Compliance
  • US General Services Administration (GSA)
  • Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP)

Our Government Partners

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