PR Newswire | June 02, 2023
Mendix, a Siemens business and global leader in low-code application development for the enterprise, today announced Mendix Cloud for Government has taken a critical step toward achieving full authorization through the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®), receiving the "In Process'' designation. Under the sponsorship of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mendix Cloud for Government now moves closer to achieving full "Authorization to Operate" status, with a rigorously tested system security plan, available to any government agency seeking cost-saving, time-efficient, rapidly deployable and secure low-code applications.
FedRAMP promotes the adoption of secure cloud services across the federal government by providing a standardized approach to security and risk assessment for cloud technologies. Mendix is being utilized today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Mendix is a cloud-agnostic platform that runs on AWS GovCloud (US) and is managed by Siemens Government Technologies (SGT). As such, Mendix empowers public sector customers to deploy their technology stack via public or private cloud, on premises, at the edge, or in hybrid configurations. These capabilities, along with an extensive catalog of certified workflows and customized components, are packaged in Mendix Cloud for Government as a vertical solution at the FedRAMP Moderate impact level.
"Our successful participation in FedRAMP builds upon the importance that Mendix places on digital trust and security," said Tim Srock, CEO at Mendix. "In a regulated environment, FedRAMP validates the trustworthiness, safety, and reliability of our platform for building solutions that support internal government operations and e-government services for citizens. It sends a strong signal to our global partners, systems integrators, and enterprises supplying the federal government that Mendix continues to prioritize security, data privacy, and risk management for cloud-based operations at the highest level."
John Ustica, president and CEO, Siemens Government Technologies, said: "As the cloud service provider supporting Mendix Cloud for Government, we are excited to broaden our cloud portfolio of solutions and services for government customers to help them address increasingly complex missions and service delivery environments in the most secure way possible."
The pandemic-related demand for digital-first channels and expanded e-government services in the public sector proved to be a historic tipping point. Governments now face accelerated demands and legal directives to modernize legacy networks, expand interagency collaboration, and streamline delivery of critical services to constituents.
Analysts predict that cloud-based spending by the U.S. government, already the world's largest buyer of IT solutions, will skyrocket, nearly doubling from 2019's $5.3 billion for cloud computing goods and services to $9.1 billion by 2024.
Extensive controls to safeguard cloud-based innovation
Public sector agencies are using cloud-based applications to integrate innovative technologies such as AI, hyper automation, and IoT connectivity into digital solutions to address tomorrow's needs for civic resource management, environmental sustainability, economic development, and community health. In an era when headlines regularly report the latest cyberattack or data breach, public sector CIOs and IT managers can only be confident unlocking these benefits when they know that highly sensitive data is protected system-wide at an acceptable level of risk.
"As a cloud-native company, Mendix understands the paramount importance of security and end-user trust," said Frank Baalbergen, Mendix's chief information security officer. "Security and compliance is embedded across the entire platform architecture and infrastructure." Prior to receiving FedRAMP 'In Process" designation, Mendix had already obtained the highest level of independent security certifications of any low-code software development vendor.
Mendix is a member of the global Charter of Trust, a nonprofit educational and advocacy forum initiated by Siemens at 2018's Munich Security Conference to advance the highest standards of cybersecurity and digitalization. Mendix also works closely with CrowdStrike, a third-party endpoint security software as a service, and Lacework, a data-driven security platform for the cloud, and HackerOne, an ethical "white hat" vulnerability coordination program that searches technology stacks for cyber risks before they are exposed for public use.
In a digital-first world, customers want their every need anticipated, employees want better tools to do their jobs, and enterprises know that sweeping digital transformation is the key to survival and success. Mendix, the low-code engine of the Siemens Xcelerator platform, is quickly becoming the application development platform of choice to drive the enterprise digital landscape. Mendix's industry-leading low-code platform, dedicated partner network, and extensive marketplace support advanced technology solutions that boost engagement, streamline operations, and relieve IT logjams. Built on the pillars of abstraction, automation, cloud, and collaboration, Mendix dramatically increases developer productivity and engages business technologists to create apps guided by their particular domain expertise. Mendix empowers enterprises to build apps faster than ever; catalyzes meaningful collaboration between IT and business experts; and maintains IT control of the entire application landscape. Consistently recognized as a leader and visionary by leading industry analysts, the platform is cloud-native, open, extensible, agile, and proven. From artificial intelligence and augmented reality to intelligent automation and native mobile, Mendix and Siemens Xcelerator are the backbone of digital-first enterprises. The Mendix low-code platform is used by more than 4,000 enterprises in 46 countries and has an active community of more than 300,000 developers who have created over 200,000 applications.
PR Newswire | May 15, 2023
Rivada Space Networks (RSN) and Network Innovations (NI) have announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to work together to bring innovative connectivity solutions to the government and enterprise markets.
Network Innovations is a global technology integrator that keeps people, places and things connected anywhere in the world with always-available communications and networking solutions. Its customers operate in industries including government and defense, public safety, oil and gas, media, mining, utilities, recreation, and maritime.
Rivada's first-of-its-kind LEO constellation will offer access to a secure satellite network with pole-to-pole reach, offering end-to-end latencies similar to or better than terrestrial fiber. The RSN satellite architecture combines inter-satellite laser links with advanced onboard data routers to create an optical mesh network in space. This approach to "orbital networking," delivers a highly secure data network by routing traffic on a physically separated network, providing a layer of defense for any organization that needs to securely share data over long distances. It is a unique capability for business operations in the telecom, enterprise, maritime, energy and government services markets.
Network Innovations' initial cooperation with RSN will include the formation of an advisory board to exchange information on technical support and explore joint marketing and promotional initiatives. Network Innovations aims to become a key reseller of RSN's unique connectivity for the government and enterprise sectors.
"Early on, Rivada has positioned itself as a disruptive leader in the global satellite industry, and we are thrilled to sign this MoU agreement with them," said Frank Czulo, president of Network Innovations Advanced Networks division. "Moreover, we see this as a symbol of two great companies cooperating to bring the best possible solutions to our customers."
Declan Ganley, CEO, Rivada Space Networks, said: "With our manufacturing and launch-services agreements in place, we are seeing strong demand from our customer base, and are moving ahead at full speed with our partners to deliver our ground-breaking constellation." He added: "Network providers are now seeing the unique opportunities our constellations provide and we are delighted to be working with Network Innovations, a leading global technology integrator for the government and enterprise sectors. Both of our companies see the importance of providing ultra secure, highly reliable low latency communications anywhere on the globe."
About Network Innovations
Network Innovations is a global technology integrator that keeps people, places and things connected anywhere in the world with always-available communications and networking solutions. Its customers operate in industries including government and defense, public safety, oil and gas, media, mining, utilities, recreation, and maritime. Established in 1989, Network Innovations is headquartered in Calgary, Canada, and employs over 250 industry experts across five continents. For more information, please visit www.networkinv.com.
About Rivada Space Networks
Rivada Space Networks GmbH is a disruptive new company set to establish and operate the first truly global low latency point-to-point connectivity network of LEO satellites. By connecting its satellites with lasers, Rivada Space Networks will provide resellers and B2B customers with the ability to securely connect any two points on the globe with low latency and high bandwidth. The constellations, comprising 600 low-earth-orbit communications satellites, will represent a fundamental change in the availability of secure, global, end-to-end enterprise-grade connectivity for Telecom, Enterprise, Maritime, Energy and Government Services markets. Rivada Space Networks is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rivada Networks, Inc. www.rivadaspace.com
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Businesswire | May 02, 2023
Veracode, a leading provider of intelligent software security solutions, today announced its attainment of State Risk and Authorization Management Program (StateRAMP).
StateRAMP offers state and local government agencies a standardized approach toward compliance to help them improve their overall security posture. Veracode obtained FedRAMP authorization in July 2022, and this week’s authorization by StateRAMP reaffirms the company’s commitment to deliver cloud-based application security software to agencies at all levels of government—federal, state, and local.
“High-profile attacks and vulnerabilities are significantly impacting the software supply chain across industries, and state and local government is no different,” said Claire Bailey, Regional Vice President of Governmental Affairs at Veracode. “Agencies need capabilities that allow them to protect the application layer. This authorization enables Veracode to support evolving state and local government security requirements. We look forward to assisting the StateRAMP mission of improving the cyber posture of public institutions and the citizens they serve.”
Veracode’s intelligent software security platform provides comprehensive application-layer protection to reduce risk in today’s dynamic threat environment. The platform supports a range of current and emerging cybersecurity requirements and best practices, including:
Securing the software supply chain through capabilities such as the generation of a Software Bills of Materials (SBOM), which provides visibility into the open-source code components that are contained in a software product Integrating security into software development from the beginning of the process (‘shifting left’) Providing a developer-friendly user experience to integrate security into the software development life cycle Supporting cloud-native development and managing risk across the application portfolio Uniting security and development teams to address cybersecurity challenges
The StateRAMP authorization enables Veracode to support state and local agencies’ cybersecurity initiatives at a time of increased risk. A shortage of skilled IT security professionals has depleted the security teams of many state agencies, and Chief Information Security Officers report risks arising from persistent malware, ransomware, and phishing attempts, according to a recent National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) survey.
Veracode’s recent State of Software Security 2023 report revealed that, over the last 12 months, more than 74 percent of applications contained at least one security flaw. Due to variation in the types of flaws that compromise application security, security teams should use a variety of scan types to discover elusive flaws.
Bailey added, “Security teams should have confidence in the options available to secure their cyber infrastructure and make their digital landscape a safer place overall. StateRAMP makes this goal much more attainable for state and local agencies. Veracode’s platform provides a single view of an organization’s security posture and compliance via powerful reporting and analytics, restoring confidence in the digital infrastructure of agencies.”
State and local agencies can access Veracode’s comprehensive software security platform—including static analysis, software composition analysis (SCA), dynamic analysis, pipeline scanning, eLearning, container scanning, API scanning, and infrastructure as code (IaC) scanning—on the StateRAMP Marketplace.
Veracode is intelligent software security. The Veracode Software Security Platform continuously finds flaws and vulnerabilities at every stage of the modern software development lifecycle. Trusted by security teams, developers, and business leaders from thousands of the world’s leading organizations, Veracode is the pioneer, continuing to redefine what intelligent software security means.