Businesswire | April 27, 2023
Actsoft, Inc., a leader in workforce management solutions, is proud to announce that its software platform has completed each stage of the StateRAMP process and obtained StateRAMP authorization. StateRAMP is a state-distinctive version of the federal government's FedRAMP program, which establishes standardized security criteria for cloud-based services used by government agencies.
Actsoft offers an all-inclusive workforce management platform designed to help agencies achieve their missions by streamlining outdated operational processes, improving office-to-field communication, and enhancing employee productivity. The platform includes multiple digital tools within a single solution that make it easier for administrators and managers to coordinate their field employees. With StateRAMP authorization, government agencies and leaders can now trust that Actsoft’s applications meet the highest caliber of security and compliance, keeping their sensitive and valuable data even more secure.
"We are elated to receive StateRAMP authorization, as it demonstrates our commitment to providing the public sector with the most secure and effective workforce management solution available," said Actsoft, Inc. CEO Tom Mitchell. "Using the power of our platform, government agencies can digitize their operations, boost productivity, and reduce costs, all while meeting the strictest cybersecurity standards.”
StateRAMP authorization is a rigorous process that involves substantial testing and assessments to verify that a cloud-based service meets the strict security criteria mandated by state and local regulations. By achieving this status, Actsoft has fulfilled its vision of delivering elite workforce management technology that exceeds the needs of government agencies.
The Actsoft software application offers a wide range of features, including digital forms, mobile timekeeping, job dispatching/scheduling, intra-organizational communications, GPS tracking for employees, vehicles, and assets, and more. With StateRAMP authorization, government agencies can now leverage these advanced capabilities to exchange critical data insights in real-time, enhance cost-efficiency, and securely complete mission-critical initiatives.
According to the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, the Government spends $38.7 Billion per year on Paper Based processes. Actsoft’s Wireless Forms can automate and digitize such processes and save taxpayers money.
About Actsoft, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Actsoft, Inc. is a leading provider of workforce management solutions and headquartered in Tampa, Florida. Actsoft, Inc.’s technology helps companies manage their field- and office-based workforce by automating manual processes, digitizing workflows, and optimizing communications. Their workforce management platform includes key features such as job dispatching, mobile timekeeping, digital forms, GPS tracking and geo-fencing of employees, vehicles, and assets. Actsoft, Inc. works with over 8,000 customers and over 138,000 users who rely on the company daily to help them run more productive and profitable operations. The company is also proud to be the exclusive provider of a white-labeled workforce management app for carriers around the globe. Actsoft, Inc. is the recipient of multiple Frost & Sullivan awards and was voted one of Tampa Bay's Best Places to Work.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | May 12, 2023
Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), today announced that Tanium Cloud for U.S. Government (TC-USG) is now authorized for the State Risk and Authorized Management Program (StateRAMP).
StateRAMP was founded in 2020 from the need to provide a uniform approach to verifying that cloud services providers met the established standards and regulations required to do business with state and local governments. As a registered 501(c)(6) organization, StateRAMP is committed to making the digital landscape a safer and more secure place.
Tanium’s own StateRAMP certification marks the company’s continued investment in providing state and local government departments greater certainty around IT and security systems tasked with safeguarding constituent services, sensitive information, assets, and work sites. By consolidating point-solution capabilities into a single platform delivered via the cloud, TC-USG will enable agencies to mitigate risks from cyberattacks and ensuing data breaches while reducing complexity and cost across many environments.
“We have long been focused on strengthening cybersecurity and IT oversight for our state, local, and education organizations here at Tanium,” said Jennifer Axt, vice president of the U.S. SLED practice at Tanium. “StateRAMP authorization is the latest milestone confirming Tanium as the vendor of choice for visibility, control, and remediation across IT and security stacks for government teams so they can focus on what matters most: serving constituents and educating students.”
Recent regulations and requirements have placed an emphasis on government organizations to retire outdated hardware and software, creating a need to leverage cloud technology and embrace digital transformation. TC-USG delivers the complete functionality of the Tanium XEM platform as a fully managed, cloud-based service, enabling state and local entities to use the power of XEM with no additional infrastructure. The single Tanium agent deployed on the endpoints and managed via the cloud platform converges multiple point solutions spanning asset discovery and inventory, endpoint management, certificate management, unified policy configuration, digital employee experience, risk, compliance, and incident response. These solutions, with built-in automation, will enable agencies to improve their security posture, ensure compliance, reduce complexity, decrease costs, and improve efficiency and collaboration among IT, risk, and security teams.
“As a former deputy state CIO, I understand the constant threat of cyberattack that our state IT leaders face,” said Chris Cruz, Tanium’s public sector CIO. “With states leaning more heavily toward cloud-enabled service offerings, and even requiring it for new software procurements, solutions like the Tanium XEM platform are critical to mitigate risk in real time and achieve complete endpoint visibility across increasingly complex IT landscapes. With StateRAMP, we’re able to continue supporting local and statewide agencies with a level of security designed to combat today’s threats.”
Tanium was granted StateRAMP authorized status after successfully completing all security and system validations set by program administrators. The company currently supports more than 20 U.S. states in their goals of achieving a holistic, real-time view across their IT landscape including the state of Arizona, Tanium’s StateRAMP sponsor, whose Department of Homeland Security selected Tanium XEM for the state’s award-winning cyber readiness program. Tanium has also been an active leader in the whole-of-state (WoS) movement and continues to offer best practices, guidance, and consolidated tools for other states pursuing similar approaches to cybersecurity and IT management. By validating state and local agencies’ cyber posture with unparalleled visibility of all hardware and software assets, risk dashboards, role-based access controls, and a source of truth for asset data across multiple department levels, the Tanium XEM platform supports a WoS security strategy.
Tanium, the industry’s only provider of converged endpoint management (XEM), is the reference platform of choice to manage complex security and technology environments. Only Tanium protects every endpoint from cyber threats by integrating workflows across IT, Risk, Compliance, and Security into a single platform that delivers comprehensive visibility across devices, a unified set of controls, real-time remediation, and a common taxonomy for a single shared purpose: to protect critical information and infrastructure at scale. Tanium has been named to the Forbes Cloud 100 list for seven consecutive years and ranks for the second consecutive year on the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For. In fact, more than half of the Fortune 100 and the U.S. Armed Forces trust Tanium to protect people; defend data; secure systems; and see and control every endpoint, team, and workflow everywhere.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | April 24, 2023
Trellix, the cybersecurity company delivering the future of extended detection and response (XDR), today announced Trellix Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) has received Authorization to Operate (ATO) from the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) at the High impact level. Trellix is the first independent security vendor to receive ATO for EDR at the High impact level, which designates the vendor has undergone significant auditing and evaluation of its security controls.
Advancing EDR adoption is an imperative of President Biden’s Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity. With this authorization, government agencies responsible for protecting the nation’s most critical information—from civilian and intelligence agencies to the Department of Defense (DOD)—have access to a leading cloud-hosted EDR platform.
“Trellix will work closely with the FedRAMP and the U.S. government to lead in achieving the Agency’s highest standard,” said Aparna Rayasam, Chief Product Officer at Trellix. “We will continue to pursue and meet improved security controls to spotlight our products’ security proficiencies and benefit all of our customers.”
Trellix EDR strengthens customers’ cyber posture and reduces the mean time to detect and respond to threats through advanced analytics, guided investigations, and automation. Customers outside of the U.S. government now have assurance Trellix EDR security controls are vetted by a FedRAMP-approved third-party assessor, and a sponsoring agency backs the Trellix certification.
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Trellix is a global company redefining the future of cybersecurity and soulful work. The company’s open and native extended detection and response (XDR) platform helps organizations confronted by today’s most advanced threats gain confidence in the protection and resilience of their operations. Trellix, along with an extensive partner ecosystem, accelerates technology innovation through machine learning and automation to empower over 40,000 business and government customers with living security