Planview | March 08, 2023
On March 07, 2023, Planview, one of the leading platforms for connected work from portfolio planning to delivery, announced it achieved Impact Level 4 (IL4) authorization in partnership with a Planview-certified partner, Rise8. In addition, Planview's Value Stream Management (VSM) solution, Planview® Tasktop Viz, is integrated with Second Front Systems' Game Warden platform for authorization. With Authorization to Operate at IL4, Planview can deploy its VSM solution to agencies within the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community.
In an increasingly digital world, the federal government intensifies the demand to build and run software that helps its people and mission. However, as government agencies struggle to keep up with contemporary solutions, the pace of IT reforms and the impact of technology on operations is at a breaking point. As a result, innovative federal programs and agencies are implementing secure operating models to improve government service delivery.
In the Forrester Wave™: Value Stream Management Q4 2022 report by Sarah Morana, Chris Condo, and Kara Hartig, Planview was named a leader on December 6, 2022, after the company acquired Tasktop in the previous year.
CTO at Planview and Creator of the Flow Framework®, Mik Kersten, stated, “With our VSM solution authorized to operate at the federal level, leaders can now gain unprecedented visibility into transformation efforts. We are helping to close the digital divide between the public’s expectations of modern digital experiences and what technology services the federal government can offer when building on large, complex, and legacy systems.” He added, “Planview Tasktop Viz offers clear, simple visibility by enabling data-driven decisions, uncovering bottlenecks that result in delays in planning, and gaining actionable items upfront.”
(Source – Business Wire)
Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Planview is a connected work platform from portfolio planning to delivery. The company is committed to its mission which is to build the future of connected work, from ideas to impact. It supports its customers from the need to speed, from passion to progress, and from overhead to optimization, accelerating the achievement of what matters most to an organization. The comprehensive Planview platform and enterprise success model empower clients to provide innovative, competitive products, services, and customer experiences.
businesswire | June 01, 2023
Clariti, the fastest-growing government permitting and licensing software company in North America, is thrilled to announce the industry-changing acquisition of Camino Technologies, the top emerging technology vendor in the regulatory space.
Clariti, a Vancouver-based technology company, has also closed funding to accelerate investments into the product, customer success, customer support and professional services departments for both teams. By the end of 2023, Clariti’s employee base will grow by approximately 50% year-over-year.
The acquisition of Camino solidifies Clariti's position as providing the best products for all-size governments in need of modern permitting and licensing solutions. Both companies will continue delivering intuitive, configurable software to their target markets.
“Camino has developed the best next-generation product for small and medium-sized governments that will perfectly complement Clariti’s leading enterprise permitting and licensing platform,” says Clariti Co-CEO Cyrus Symoom. “Our commitment to both products will enable us to serve governments of all sizes for decades to come.”
The entire team at Camino, including founders Nate Levine and Mike Rosengarten, are joining Clariti, bringing years of experience developing software used by over 1000 government agencies.
“This is more than just business as usual for Camino,” says Camino CEO Mike Rosengarten, "We have seen Clariti's commitment to product innovation that will now include Camino. They share in our vision of delivering exceptional customer experiences, which is why we're so excited to join forces with increased funding and support."
Clariti and Camino's software is used to deliver permitting and licensing services to over 150,000,000 people across North America. Clariti customers will be able to purchase an integration by the end of the year to Camino’s permit guide, providing an industry-leading applicant experience. There will be no service disruptions or forced upgrades as a result of the acquisition.
“We will enhance the experience for customers of both companies,” says Co-CEO Jake Dancyger, “All customers will continue to receive exceptional support and enjoy product enhancements, driven by the same teams they relied on prior to the acquisition.”
Clariti’s government software helps North America’s largest and fastest-growing communities deliver exceptional community development, permitting, and licensing experiences online.
Founded in 2008, Clariti is built as an alternative to code-heavy, non-configurable systems that create technology barriers for governments to meet their community’s evolving needs.
Governments should be able to dictate how their software works. To us, that means providing our customers with a system that’s maintained with clicks, not code, to relieve pressure on technical resources and better support citizens and staff.
Camino’s mission is to transform the permitting process into an experience that is user-friendly, efficient, and transparent.
Founded in 2017, Camino has deployed software to over 100 government agencies across the country, from online interfaces for citizens to robust, automated workflow systems for staff.
Our team has decades of experience working at the interface of government and technology, and we’re unified by the belief that all communities deserve an easy way to build housing, open businesses and improve critical infrastructure.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | March 29, 2023
Trustwave Government Solutions (TGS), a Federally-focused cybersecurity provider and the wholly-owned subsidiary of Trustwave Holdings, Inc., today announced it has been awarded an expanded database security contract with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). The expanded contract will allow USPTO to further build upon its robust Zero Trust Architecture (ZTA) with the expansion of DbProtect’s purpose-built database vulnerability management, Rights Management for advanced user rights review and Threat Monitoring.
“At USPTO, our mission to foster innovation through examination, granting high-quality patents and trademarks is crucial to American prosperity,” said Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of USPTO. “Part of our mission requires creating, deploying, and protecting the critical data in one of the world’s largest repositories of innovation which includes almost every conceivable creation for over the last 250 years. Our expanded contract with Trustwave Government Solutions is a key investment to ensure our mission is sustained in a secure way.”
As the central repository for U.S. Patent and Trademark data, actively monitoring and protecting American innovation and intellectual property data is essential to USPTO’s mission. In response, USPTO has become a pioneer in building and operationalizing Zero Trust Architecture across the five pillars of the federal Zero Trust framework: users, apps, data, networks, and devices. By providing real-time visibility of database assets, vulnerabilities, risk levels, user privileges, and anomalies, TGS will help USPTO security teams deliver on two of the five zero-trust pillars: users and data.
“USPTO is constantly at the forefront of Zero Trust Architecture innovation, and we’re thrilled to be a partner on this journey with them,” said Bill Rucker, President of Trustwave Government Solutions. “Data is at the heart of the Zero Trust conversation, and in order to operate securely today and in the future, databases need to be considered as critical assets with the appropriate security considerations applied. Gone are the days of ‘good enough’ scanning. Databases are just more important, and they should be protected at all costs.”
TGS’s Database Security offering proactively assesses threats to databases to help government entities gain visibility into the vulnerabilities in on-premises or cloud databases that could lead to a data breach. It automates the security of critical data by uncovering vulnerabilities that threat actors could exploit, limiting user access to the most sensitive data, and alerting on suspicious activities, intrusions, and policy violations. As a result, government clients can spend less time chasing database security alerts and more time on activities that drive value, like remediating risks and reducing attack surfaces.
Trustwave has been laser-focused on database security for more than 20 years and is currently protecting thousands of databases across the commercial and Federal Government spectrums. In fact, Trustwave’s DbProtect was the only database vulnerability scanner included in the original tools acquisition under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Continuous Diagnostic and Monitoring (CDM) program, and it is the only database security solution recognized by Marsh’s Cyber Catalyst program to have meaningful impact in reducing cyber risk by top global cyber insurers.
As the threat landscape evolves and adversaries find new ways to exfiltrate and manipulate data, the government has been finalizing Zero Trust adoption guidance to adhere to the Biden administration’s cybersecurity executive order to “advance toward Zero Trust Architecture.” USPTO is setting the example for other government entities to employ a database-specific security approach that includes continuous vulnerability and configuration assessments and remediation, database privileged access visibility and control, and continuous database activity monitoring to alert and respond to anomalous database activity.
As a recognized global cyber defender that stops cyber threats all day, every day – we enable organizations and governments to conduct their business securely.
Trustwave detects threats that others can’t see, enabling us to respond quickly and protect our clients from the devastating impact of cyberattacks. We leverage our world-class team of security consultants, threat hunters and researchers, and our market-leading security operations platform to relentlessly identify and isolate threats with the right telemetry at the right time for the right response.
Trustwave is a leader in managed detection and response (MDR), managed security services (MSS), consulting and professional services, database security, and email security. Our elite Trustwave SpiderLabs team provides award-winning threat research and intelligence, which is infused into Trustwave services and products to fortify cyber resilience in the age of advanced threats.