EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Globenewswire | May 04, 2023
Mattermost, the leading secure collaboration platform for technical teams, today announced at the Web Summit Rio technology conference, new solutions for Generative AI and ChatGPT to deliver AI-augmented communication and workflow experiences in strict security environments to dramatically increase speed and decision advantage in government, defense, and technology organizations.
“As strict security organizations implement Generative AI technologies, such as ChatGPT, there’s an urgent need for verifiable privacy assurances, data control, and granular permissions solutions when training AI systems with data from internal discussions,” said Ian Tien, CEO of Mattermost. “As an open source platform, Mattermost is supporting the security and compliance community in meeting these vital and evolving needs.”
With this announcement, the Mattermost platform is now supporting a new generation of AI solutions. The foundation of this expanding AI approach is “generative intelligence” augmentation, initially served through a customizable ChatGPT bot framework built to integrate with OpenAI, private cloud LLMs, as well as rising platforms, to embed generative AI assistance in collaborative workflows and automation.
The platform is further enriched with “functional intelligence” through integration with leading enterprise solutions, including with ServiceNow’s Virtual Agent platform, to augment employee and customer service access. An additional overlay of “domain-specific intelligence” is rolling out to support workflow augmentation in strict security, defense, and public sector organizations, and includes a new partnership with Ask Sage, Inc. which specializes in enhancing decision quality and accelerating response times in public sector organizations.
“Mattermost's trusted platform is already serving the U.S. public sector, and now, with our partnership, we are taking it to the next level,” said Nicolas Chaillan, founder of Ask Sage, Inc. and former Chief Software Officer of the United States Air Force, “Government teams analyzing large data sets, writing code, managing RFPs, or translating and developing intelligence reports can now leverage generative AI to streamline processes and increase output.”
Mattermost provides secure, workflow-centric collaboration for technical and operational teams that need to meet nation-state-level security and trust requirements. We serve technology, public sector, national defense, and financial services industries with customers ranging from tech giants to the world’s largest banks, to the U.S. Department of Defense and governmental agencies around the world.
Our self-hosted and cloud offerings provide integrated team messaging, audio and screen share, workflow automation and project management on an open source platform vetted and deployed by the world’s most secure and mission critical organizations. We co-build the future of collaboration with over 4,000 open source project contributors who’ve provided over 30,000 code improvements towards our shared product vision, which is translated into 20 languages.
About Ask Sage
Ask Sage is an AI-driven solution provider specializing in assisting government and commercial teams with data analysis, insights, and factual answers. Built on advanced AI technologies, including OpenAI GPT and GPT-like platforms Ask Sage can ingest custom data (up to CUI/FOUO), tap into APIs, and connect to data lakes for real-time data and insights delivered as conversational engagement. With Ask Sage, users can access a wide range of data sources in a natural language format, supporting teams in labor-intensive tasks, allowing them to focus on strategic initiatives.
Led by Nic Chaillan, the Ask Sage team leverages extensive industry experience to address the unique challenges and requirements of its clients. Currently, over 2,000 government teams and numerous commercial contractors benefit from Ask Sage's expertise and security features, including data labeling capabilities and zero-trust cybersecurity. By providing accurate answers and performing various tasks in a natural language format, Ask Sage helps teams make informed decisions, improve efficiency, and reduce costs. For more information, visit www.asksage.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.
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.