Businesswire | May 31, 2023
UiPath , a leading enterprise automation software company, announced its partnership with Peraton, a leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, to deliver the UiPath Business Automation Platform as a cloud-based managed service to high-security environments within U.S. intelligence, defense, and civilian agencies.
Peraton specializes in helping essential government agencies overcome daunting challenges that require fast, reliable, and secure technology solutions. These valued customers require the highest levels of compliance and security to complete their missions. This partnership enables it to take advantage of the UiPath AI-powered automation platform in sensitive environments as a managed service – either via cloud or on-premises with expert support in automation scripting, implementation, and management. As a result, the customers will be able to rapidly scale in any mission area, take full advantage of higher productivity and increased visibility, enjoy enhanced insights with real-time situational intelligence, advance their digital transformation, and improve business outcomes within their unique customer environments.
Through this partnership, UiPath and Peraton allow customers to create and execute on automation strategies, drive mission agility, and orchestrate transformational impact for highly sensitive secure workloads. The AI-powered UiPath Platform offers unprecedented time-to-value by combining the leading robotic process automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities to understand, automate, and operate end-to-end processes.
“Automation can be a potent 'arrow in the quiver' for civilian, defense and the intelligence community—as well as for American businesses and citizens—as we move forward into a future of renewal, resilience, and readiness,” said Mike Daniels, Senior Vice President of Public Sector at UiPath. “With automation, implementations happen fast, and improvements are immediate. Our partnership with Peraton will enable us to jointly push automation out to the edge to effect where services are delivered, which leads to better outcomes and improved employee experiences.”
“Our partnership with UiPath will leverage the power of automation, AI, and machine learning to help tackle missions of consequence at greater scope and scale than before,” said Mike King, Chief Growth Officer at Peraton. “As national security continues to evolve, this partnership helps ensure our customers are utilizing market-leading solutions to achieve transformational impact and meet the challenges of tomorrow.”
Automation can be deployed to increase quality, reduce human error, increase compliance, strengthen controls environments, and add new services to an organization’s portfolio. The White House Executive Order (EO) on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in Government instructs federal agencies to modernize government programs and find ways to reduce costly, time-consuming administrative tasks—which are achievable in automation first organizations. Additionally, since the launch of the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy, government agencies have been migrating to the cloud to achieve scalability and reduce costs.
UiPath and Peraton combined to drastically improve processes at a U.S. defense agency. The customer needed to process hundreds of weekly metrics from data dispersed in disparate sources. With an automation solution from UiPath, the agency built highly scalable bots to fully automate the process, reducing the workload from many hours to 15 minutes. In addition, automation can be deployed to support federal and civilian agencies to manage future global events such as pandemics by processing and understanding data in real time.
UiPath is on a mission to uplevel knowledge work so more people can work more creatively, collaboratively, and strategically. The AI-powered UiPath Business Automation Platform combines the leading robotic process automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities to understand, automate, and operate end-to-end processes, offering unprecedented time-to-value. For organizations that need to evolve to survive and thrive through increasingly changing times, UiPath is The Foundation of Innovation™. For more information, visit www.uipath.com.
Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies from threats across the digital and physical domains. Peraton supports every branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, and we serve as a valued partner to essential government agencies that sustain our way of life. Every day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit Peraton.com to learn how we’re safeguarding your peace of mind.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Prnewswire | April 20, 2023
Cynamics, the AI-driven cybersecurity company, is partnering with Merlin Cyber to bring its novel, sample-based network detection and response (NDR) solution to the rapidly expanding US federal government market.
A new subsidiary launched with Merlin, Cynamics Federal, will be wholly dedicated to bringing this NDR solution to the federal market, helping US government agencies safeguard critical and sensitive information from ever-growing threats.
Working closely with US government agencies, Cynamics last month identified a new range of critical vulnerabilities within current protection layers. These findings, along with Cynamics' state-of-the-art proven NDR technologies, will be showcased at the RSA conference on April 24-27 in San Francisco.
"Cynamics has already been working closely with government agencies across the US, and we are excited to introduce our low-touch, built-for-scale NDR solution to the federal government in cooperation with Merlin Cyber," said Eyal Elyashiv, CEO and Founder of Cynamics.
Analogous to the accuracy of taking a blood sample, Cynamics' cloud-based solution collects less than 1% of network flow samples and uses its AI technologies to provide 100% network coverage and threat prediction for any network size and environment.
Recently, Gartner highlighted Cynamics as an NDR "emerging vendor" leveraging packet sampling as a new data-collection approach. This unique method discovers network blind spots, exposes potential backdoors, identifies anomalous behavior, and enables quick and straightforward remediation. According to Elyashiv, no other solution currently has this capability while being built-to-scale for the US federal government and the largest and most complicated networks in the world.
The solution is deployed in a frictionless way within minutes, without installing a single appliance or agent, and begins to deliver valuable insights within hours from onboarding, using only network metadata and without collecting, processing, or analyzing any sensitive or private information, which is a key advantage for the federal audience. This vastly reduces supply chain vulnerabilities.
Cynamics has hundreds of clients across the public and private sectors, of different domains, sizes, and geographies. Deep cyber expertise is not required to use and manage the solution, which makes the technology easier for government agencies to deploy.
Casting light on a little-known vulnerability, Elyashiv said that the fact that legacy mDNS (multicast DNS) and LLMNR (Link-Local Multicast Name Resolution) are used to resolve hostnames to IP addresses, by sending highly vulnerable multicast messages across local networks, enabled sophisticated attackers to map out the networks and infect them more effectively.
"Cynamics' solution offers state-of-the-art protection quickly and with surgical precision for the most valuable assets in our network," said Jad Al-Bijaly, Information Technology and Cybersecurity Manager for Guilford County, North Carolina, a trusted Cynamics customer. Other customers include the cities of Rocky Mount, Urbandale, Saratoga Springs, and others.
According to Gartner, in 2022, "the industries with the most interest in NDR continued to be the government and finance industries."
Having generated more than $4 billion in contracts to date, Merlin Cyber partners with industry-recognized companies as well as startups, seeing them through all stages of their development and go-to-market execution. Merlin Ventures, the investment arm of Merlin Group, invests most of its capital in startups from Israel, a global hub of innovation in the cybersecurity sector, accelerating them from seed to scale.
"The partnership with Cynamics reflects Merlin's commitment to providing a gateway for the most promising global cybersecurity startups to help protect America's critical digital infrastructure," said Seth Spergel, Managing Partner of Merlin Ventures. "We've been tracking the success of Cynamics and are proud to join as both an investor and a partner in helping to bring their solutions to market. Their AI-based network detection and response solution is unique and ideal for how large government networks are architected."
About Merlin Cyber
Merlin Cyber is the go-to-market arm of Merlin Group, a powerful ecosystem of cybersecurity investment, technical expertise, and partner growth acceleration with 25 years of experience working with the US government. Through Merlin Cyber, federal civilian, defense, state, local and education customers access innovative, public sector-ready cybersecurity solutions that meet government requirements and mission priorities. Merlin does this by selectively partnering with best-in-class cybersecurity brands, investing in visionary emerging technologies, accelerating partner growth, and enabling the US government to successfully keep ahead of today's critical threats, accelerate modernization initiatives, and defend our nation. Learn more at merlincyber.com
Cynamics is the only Next Generation (NG) Cloud Network Detection and Response (NDR) solution on the market today using standard sampling protocols built-in to every gateway, patented algorithms, as well as AI and Machine Learning, to provide threat prediction and visibility at speed and scale. Built to protect networks of all sizes and complexity, its highly scalable approach discovers threats missed by competitors and provides clients and partners with an elite defense against cyberattacks, with little-to-no burden on their resources. To learn more visit: https://www.cynamics.ai/
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Prnewswire | April 04, 2023
Appian today announced it has completed the Infosec Registered Assessors Program (IRAP), which allows the company to provide cyber security assessment services to Australian government agencies and help them to securely automate their most critical processes.
"Appian has a long history of supporting our global base of government customers in heightened security environments. Our IRAP assessment demonstrates our commitment to the Australian public sector and provides additional confidence in using the Appian Platform for their most mission critical business processes," said Jason Adolf, Industry Vice President, Appian.
The certification adds to four other new global security certifications for Government achieved in March this year, as well as Appian Protect, which is a new set of security offerings providing trusted data monitoring and end-to-end encryption for cloud and mobile applications, and a whole host of industry-leading compliance accreditations achieved globally.
Appian Protect gives Appian customers increased control over their security posture, with top-tier encryption capabilities, 24x7x365 monitoring, and defense-in-depth data protection.
"Appian is committed to providing the most trusted platform for complete process automation," said Luke Thomas, Area Vice President Asia Pacific & Japan at Appian. "With our enhanced security offerings, Appian now meets the most rigorous Cloud security and compliance requirements of financial services, healthcare and government agencies."
Appian Protect provides access to security features embedded in the Appian Platform, including:
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) that alerts on or blocks abnormal user behavior
Monitoring with security orchestration and automated response (SOAR)
Real-time intrusion detection and monitoring
Comprehensive antivirus scans
Enterprise-ready authentication and authorisation with single sign-on (SSO)
Inbound web API authentication
Row-level data fabric security with user access preview
Appian has a long history of partnering with Government bodies around the world, dating back to its foundation work in the early 2000s with defense and security agencies.
"Appian has an established track record of leading the industry in how sensitive and regulated data is handled, and in easing the burden for organisations needing to prove regulatory compliance," said Michael Beckley, CTO and Founder, Appian. "Our investment in Appian Protect furthers our commitment to the industrial-strength security that enables our customers to achieve significant time and cost savings with confidence."
Appian's secure architecture complies with state standards and certifications including SOC 2 Type II, SOC 3, HIPAA, FDA 21 CFR Part 11, Impact Level-5 in US Federal, PCI DSS, FedRAMP, and HITRUST. Most recently, the company achieved State Risk and Authorisation Management Program (StateRAMP), Canada Protected B, UK Cyber Essentials Plus, and Spain's National Security Framework accreditations.
Appian is a software company that automates business processes. The Appian Platform includes everything you need to design, automate, and optimize even the most complex processes, from start to finish. The world's most innovative organizations trust Appian to improve their workflows, unify data, and optimize operations—resulting in better growth and superior customer experiences.