Swish | November 04, 2020
Swish, a trusted Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and HUBZone certified Small Business provider of technology solutions and engineering services to the U.S. Federal Government, today announced that they partnered with Check Point Software Technologies to help a U.S. Federal supply chain management agency expand security while meeting COVID-19 challenges to securely manage a supply chain of billions of dollars in goods and services in support of national security. With a strong commitment to agility and responsiveness, the agency requires a security strategy that simply works without the need to consistently troubleshoot and optimize.
Google Cloud | July 21, 2021
Google Cloud today announced new Zero Trust offerings for government, a set of services designed to assist US federal, state, and local government organizations in implementing Zero Trust architecture by the Biden Administration's Executive Order on Improving the Nation's Cybersecurity and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) standards.
Google Cloud is introducing three new service options to assist departments and agencies in meeting Zero Trust requirements:
Offerings for Zero Trust Assessment and Planning: The Zero Trust Assessment and Planning solution, provided by Google Cloud's professional services organization (PSO), is intended to assist the government in meeting security objectives via Zero Trust architecture planning for key applications and data. The PSO team at Google Cloud will assist government organizations on the culture change, policies, and technology required to create a Zero Trust framework, which will be provided in phases to ensure success inside the customer's infrastructure. In addition, this new service will assist government agencies in using Google Cloud tools to support existing assets and infrastructure in the cloud, on-premises, or hybrid settings.
Secure Application Access Anywhere offering: Google Cloud is also introducing Secure Application Access Anywhere, a new container-based solution for secure application access and monitoring. Secure Application Access Anywhere may be a scalable, highly responsive alternative for government network border systems. This solution, developed in collaboration with Palo Alto Networks and Google Cloud's PSO team, uses Google Cloud's Anthos to deploy and manage containers that enable secure access and monitoring for applications in the cloud or on-premises environments. A recent successful prototype of this solution with the Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)—an entity inside the Defense Department in accelerating DIU's Zero Trust journey by allowing users to access software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps directly over the internet.
Active Cyber Threat Detection offering: Google Cloud's new Active Cyber Threat Detection offering may assist government organizations in rapidly determining whether they have been compromised by cyberattacks that they have not yet identified. Active Cyber Threat Detection is provided by Google Cloud partners Deloitte and Fishtech CYDERES and builds on the proven capabilities of Google Cloud's Chronicle threat hunting, detection, and investigation platform. This service will enable government organizations of all sizes to easily analyze their historical and current log data to detect risks with confidence and quickness.
In addition to these new offerings, Google Cloud provides several existing solutions that assist government organizations in accelerating their journey to Zero Trust as well as protecting against and recovering from cyberattacks:
• BeyondCorp Enterprise: Google's Zero Trust access solution secures access to internal web apps, SaaS applications, and cloud resources using access rules based on identity and device contextual data. It also provides customers with integrated threat and data security, such as malware and data leakage prevention and credential protection.
• Google Workspace also uses Google's Zero Trust technologies to provide a secure email, communication, and collaboration solution.
• Actifio GO can help organizations better respond to ransomware attacks by offering scalable and efficient incremental data protection and a unique near-instant data recovery capability.
When combined, these Google Cloud services can accelerate the US government's Zero Trust efforts to defend against cyberattacks while also enhancing detection, response, and recovery from cyberattacks that do occur.
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AvePoint | April 06, 2021
AvePoint, the leading supplier of data storage systems for the Microsoft cloud, announced today that the AvePoint Online Services cloud platform has received FedRAMP authorization.
AvePoint Online Services' security controls have been rigorously tested, and its SaaS solutions have been certified for use in all federal agencies at the moderate impact level.
AvePoint Online Services is a software-as-a-service solution for migrating, maintaining, and securing data in Microsoft 365, enabling government departments to be consistent with digital collaboration. This includes backup for Microsoft 365, records management, permissions management, Microsoft Teams/SharePoint workspace management, and other features.
The Department of Energy served as the agency sponsor, with Maria Levesque, director of records management, orchestrating the campaign on the agency side.
As a result of this approval, the Department of Energy will be able to modernize and simplify its approach to records management in SharePoint and Microsoft Teams to conform with the M-19-21 NARA mandate.
AvePoint solutions are used by over 400 public organizations, including 163 federal agencies, to transfer, maintain, and protect their Microsoft 365 and SharePoint data.
"Agencies are using the Microsoft cloud and more sophisticated collaboration services in greater numbers than ever before. However, when they do so, too much data is generated in too many ways for traditional, manual compliance processes to handle "Taylor Davenport, AvePoint's Executive President of the US Public Sector, said, "By introducing automated solutions for managing, protecting, and securing their digital collaboration systems, agencies can achieve compliance in a more cost-effective and painless approach."
AvePoint allows you to collaborate comfortably. In the Microsoft Cloud, its data processing solutions assist our diverse global client base in overcoming complex transformation, governance, and regulatory issues.
AvePoint, a five-time Microsoft Partner of the Year winner, has the only complete suite of SaaS solutions for migrating, managing, and protecting data in Microsoft 365. Their solutions are used by over 7 million cloud customers, including a fifth of the Fortune 500.