EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Globenewswire | May 08, 2023
The Chertoff Group, a leading global security risk management and federal growth consulting firm, and Second Front Systems, a company that accelerates the delivery of software to U.S. warfighters, today announced a partnership to help industry overcome barriers to entry and get innovative technology to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Navigating the Federal market can be challenging, costly, and time-consuming with no guarantee of results. The Chertoff Group provides insights, strategy development, market positioning and the tactical support companies need to achieve competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Our understanding of agency missions and requirements helps companies align products and services to government use cases and access relevant sales channels to scale in the Federal market.
Second Front Systems’ Game Warden DevSecOps platform and secure cloud hosting environment removes the burden from commercial software companies by enabling them to leverage our security controls and DoD-approved platform to accelerate software delivery. This happens in a matter of weeks, for a drastically lower cost than was typically the norm just a few years ago.
Aaron Roth , principal of The Chertoff Group said, “We are excited about our partnership with Second Front, and we look forward to using our collective expertise to deliver mission-ready technology that advances our Nation’s security interests. This partnership will enable companies to navigate the ‘valley of death’ and deliver innovative technology to the warfighters and security professionals.”
“This partnership will help speed the acquisition of critical new technology to the war fighter,” said Second Front Chief Revenue Officer Tyler Sweatt. “We’re proud to partner with Chertoff Group to provide a proven methodology, and trusted technology, to a defense acquisition system which all too often sees great technology languishing in the valley of death.”
About Second Front
Second Front Systems (2F) fast-tracks government access to disruptive, commercially proven software as a service (SaaS) applications for national security missions. Leading software providers—ranging from publicly traded defense contractors to startups—and government agencies trust 2F’s Game Warden DevSecOps platform and secure cloud hosting environment to accelerate their delivery and harness the cloud revolution at scale. Founded by former U.S. Marines, this public benefit, venture-backed software company is driven by firsthand experience of the dangers outdated technology poses in combat. For more information, visit https://secondfront.com/.
About The Chertoff Group
The Chertoff Group is a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights, and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Through its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, the firm provides M&A advisory services in global security markets and assists cyber and tech-enabled security companies raise capital to grow their enterprise. The Chertoff Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.chertoffgroup.com.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Businesswire | June 08, 2023
Rancher Government Solutions (RGS), the leader in open source, cloud-native Kubernetes management, announced today the launch of Rancher Manager-RKE2-Test Flight on AWS Marketplace, to help government customers accelerate their Kubernetes journey in the cloud.
Test Flight is a no-code deployment of Rancher Kubernetes on AWS GovCloud. It is a fully-hands-on trial of RKE2 and Rancher Manager specifically designed for US Government customers to help break down the barriers to entry for teams adopting containers and Kubernetes in the cloud. A supported version of Rancher Manager and RKE2 Test Flight on AWS is expected in Q3 of this year.
Kubernetes has revolutionized the world of infrastructure and application distribution. From bare-metal servers to virtual machines to containers, Kubernetes has caused government teams to re-evaluate their entire technology stack.
The Rancher Manager simplifies Kubernetes and lets government IT teams streamline cluster deployment on bare metal, private clouds, public clouds, vSphere and at the edge while securing them using global security policies. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters across any infrastructure, while providing DevSecOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.
RKE2 is an easy-to-install, secure-by-default Kubernetes distribution specifically engineered to adhere to the robust compliance requirements of U.S. Government. RKE2 is Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) enabled and SELinux supported and is currently being used across the DoD, Intelligence Community and Civilian Agencies.
Both RKE2 and the Rancher Manager by RGS are the only Kubernetes distribution and manager with Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) validated and published by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).
AWS GovCloud (US) gives government customers and their partners the flexibility to architect secure cloud solutions that comply with the highest security standards of the US Government. From Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI), Personally Identifiable Information (PII), sensitive patient medical records, and financial data to law enforcement data, export controlled data and other forms of CUI, AWS GovCloud (US) Regions can help customers address compliance at every stage of their cloud journey.
"We are delighted to bring Rancher Manager-RKE2 Test Flight to Amazon Web Services, providing AWS customers with a cost effective way to accelerate Kubernetes transformation and management in the cloud and beyond," said Dan McGuan, Director of Cloud GTM at RGS. "Test Flight’s simplicity, resilience, and enhanced security will enable organizations to fully harness the benefits of Kubernetes while leveraging AWS's scalable and reliable infrastructure."
Rancher Manager-RKE2 Test Flight on AWS further strengthens the partnership between RGS and AWS, allowing customers to optimize their cloud-native strategies and accelerate digital transformation efforts. By combining Rancher's expertise in Kubernetes management and AWS's cloud services, organizations can achieve greater agility, security, scalability, and efficiency.
About Rancher Government Solutions
Rancher Government Solutions is specifically designed to address the unique security and operational needs of the U.S. Government and Military as it relates to application modernization, containers, and Kubernetes. Rancher is a complete open source software stack for teams adopting containers. RGS supports all Rancher products with U.S. based American citizens who are currently supporting programs across the US Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Civilian Agencies.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Newswire.ca | May 03, 2023
Dye & Durham Limited, a leading provider of cloud-based, efficient workflow software for legal and business professionals, today announced a renewed partnership with CentralSquare Technologies ("CentralSquare") by entering into a 10-year agreement that significantly expands Dye & Durham's seamless integration of online government services.
As a trusted public sector partner for decades, Dye & Durham provides mission-critical solutions to governments at the municipal, provincial and federal levels that deliver online services relied upon by millions of Canadians, including legal and financial services professionals.
Dye & Durham is also a market leader in driving innovative digital infrastructure capabilities that enable governments to seamlessly serve Canadians. That includes providing real-time online access to tax certificates, facilitating millions of tax and bill payments between governments and the nation's largest financial institutions and acting as an authorized service provider under contract with the Government of Ontario for over 25 years. Responsibilities in the province include providing front-end electronic registry solutions and operational capabilities for the Ontario Business Registry that enables access to corporate records, registrations and filing services.
Not only do these solutions help governments improve the citizen experience, they also drive significant costs savings for municipal and provincial governments by having Dye & Durham manage the entire process.
Under the new 10-year agreement, more municipalities in Ontario and Alberta will now have access to Dye & Durham's TCOL (Tax Certificates Online) solution that has been available in British Columbia since 2007, where at least 108 municipalities are using it. To date, Dye & Durham has processed more than two million tax certificates.
"We pride ourselves on operating Canada's digital infrastructure that enables millions of transactions that power the economy," said Matthew Proud, CEO of Dye & Durham. "That's why we're committed to constantly improving the delivery of crucial government services in a seamless manner to support economic growth and improve the government-to-citizen experience."
The renewed partnership will also see further integration of CentralSquare's innovative solutions within the broader Dye & Durham technology ecosystem, driving greater efficiencies between government, businesses and citizens.
"At our core, we believe in creating smart solutions that improve the lives of citizens," said Justin Murphy, VP of Product Management at CentralSquare. "Working with Dye & Durham – a like-minded company where innovation is at the heart of everything we do – has allowed us to bring additional value to our cloud-based Property Tax solution in the Ontario market, and we are thrilled to be continuing our partnership."
About Dye & Durham
Dye & Durham Limited is one of the world's largest providers of cloud-based legal practice management software. Dye & Durham also provides critical information services and workflows, which customers use to manage their non-discretionary information, regulatory and due diligence requirements. The company has operations in Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Australia.
About CentralSquare Technologies
CentralSquare Technologies is the largest independent provider of public sector software solutions that empower local and state governments to build smarter, safer and more connected communities. Over 8,000 agency customers across North America rely on CentralSquare's technology to deliver solutions ranging from computer-aided-dispatch systems, 911 and records management solutions which enhance public safety, to administrative products with finance, asset, compliance and case management capabilities that run government agencies more efficiently. As the market driver for advancing safety and justice with innovative technology, CentralSquare serves 3 out of 4 citizens across North America. The company is headquartered in Lake Mary, FL and has locations in North Carolina, South Dakota and British Columbia. More information is available at CentralSquare.com.