EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Prnewswire | April 03, 2023
Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, today announced that it has achieved U.S. DoD Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) authorization to operate (ATO) at Impact Level 4 (IL4). This authorization signifies that Armis has met the DoD's strict requirements for the government's sensitive Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI). DoD customers can now take advantage of Armis's secure, agentless, Unified Asset Management for IT, OT and IoT devices.
The IL4 ATO is part of continued public sector momentum for Armis, following the achievement of a FedRAMP Moderate Authority to Operate (ATO) in January of this year. These dual votes of confidence mean that any civilian and DoD agency can now take advantage of the most comprehensive AVM platform available.
"There is no more important group of organizations that needs complete situational awareness of their network environment than those who defend our nation," said Brian Gumbel, President of Armis. "Our platform discovers, aggregates and correlates all asset information into a single source of truth and identifies vulnerabilities to mitigate risks. Armis will now be able to help DoD meet the challenges of a perimeter-less world and an ever-evolving cyber threat landscape."
Many public sector organizations experience a "visibility gap" where IT and security leaders can't see all the vulnerable assets within their environment. You can't protect what you can't see, and the DoD can no longer depend on conventional perimeter-based or identity-based defenses alone to protect critical systems and government data. Accelerating migration to the cloud, the convergence of IT/OT/IoT and increases in near-peer adversary capabilities have changed how the DoD must approach cybersecurity.
Armis automatically generates a complete inventory of devices in your enterprise environment - on or off the network. The breadth, depth, and accuracy of the Armis asset inventory and device discovery exceeds that of other products available today. Agencies say they see 50% to 70% more connected devices using Armis technology, giving them the situational awareness they need to protect their networks.
Many security frameworks, such as the NIST SP 1800-35A on implementing a Zero Trust Framework, start with inventory. Being aware that assets exist is a prerequisite for cybersecurity but isn't enough. DoD IT leaders need to know whether devices are risky. After discovering and classifying each asset, Armis calculates its risk score. This risk score helps security teams take proactive steps to reduce their attack surface and meet compliance and regulatory frameworks that require agencies to identify and prioritize vulnerabilities. The score is based on multiple risk factors including software vulnerabilities, known attack patterns, connection security, and the observed behavior of each device.
"This new IL4 authorization is testament to Armis's commitment to supporting the U.S. Federal government. We are honored to be a trusted partner in helping agencies adjust to an increasingly dangerous cyber environment," continued Gumbel.
Armis helps to see and secure some of the largest U.S states and government departments in the world protecting federal, state and local entities from cyber criminals, rogue nations and other bad actors. It also secures critical infrastructure at some of the largest airports, ports and healthcare delivery organizations around the world.Companies trust Armis' real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all managed, unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS) and 5G.
Armis, the leading asset visibility and security company, provides the industry's first unified asset intelligence platform designed to address the new extended attack surface that connected assets create. Fortune 100 companies trust our real-time and continuous protection to see with full context all managed, unmanaged assets across IT, cloud, IoT devices, medical devices (IoMT), operational technology (OT), industrial control systems (ICS), and 5G. Armis provides passive cyber asset management, risk management, and automated enforcement. Armis is a privately held company and headquartered in California.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Businesswire | May 29, 2023
Maximus, a leading provider of health, employment, and digital customer services globally, has been selected as the largest provider of the new Functional Assessment Services (FAS) contract, due to launch in 2024.
The award maintains Maximus’ position as a leading provider of health assessments to the UK government. Since 2015 Maximus has been the only national provider of the Health Assessment Advisory Service on behalf of the Department for Work and Pensions.
Maximus transformed the assessment service, with waiting times significantly reduced and record customer satisfaction. From 2024, assessments will be delivered on a regional basis. Maximus will deliver across Scotland and Northern England, and as a delivery partner to Capita across the Midlands and Wales.
The combined estimated value of the contracts, including subcontracting, is £800m/$1bn over five years, with the option to extend for a further two years.
Dr Paul Williams, Division President of Maximus UK, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with DWP to deliver the next generation of health and disability assessments. We remain committed to working with stakeholders, including disabled people and their representative groups, to improve customer experience in the assessment process, delivering a sensitive, respectful and expert service to the millions of people who rely on these services to access financial support”.
Bruce Caswell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Maximus, said: “This award continues our expansion in the UK market. With our strong track record of transforming services on behalf of government, and our strategic focus on the future of health services globally, we are proud to be working with DWP on the delivery of this important new service”.
About Maximus in the UK
Maximus delivers services that help more than 2 million people each year in the UK move forward with their lives. Operating from more than 285 locations, Maximus is one of the largest providers of employment, health, and digital customer services in the country.
Maximus employs over 5,000 specialists, including more than 1,000 employment advisors and 1,400 doctors, nurses, occupational therapists and other Healthcare Professionals. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Leader and Living Wage Employer.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Unanet | March 09, 2023
On March 08, 2023, one of the leading providers of project-based ERP and CRM for government contractors, Unanet, announced Planate Management Group, the government contracting firm, selected Unanet ERP GovCon to offer a more in-built and streamlined solution for their business processes and to help the company as its scales rapidly.
A service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), Planate is headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with a workforce of more than 200 people. It specializes in master planning and facility, architecture and engineering support, engineering design, and environmental services for DoD, federal, and industry clients in over 20 countries globally. The management group is expecting significant growth both domestically and internationally in 2023. As a result, company leaders determined it was time to abandon the disparate, off-the-shelf accounting software on which the company relied, as these systems were causing significant project and operational inefficiencies that negatively impacted the bottom line.
Planate selected Unanet's purpose-built platform for government contractors for its ERP solutions requirements. Planate set Unanet's platform based on the positive ratings from other GovCon users and strong customer service and training track record. As a result, Planate will replace its patchwork of non-integrated tools for time entry, accounting, and project management with Unanet, a modern platform where these and other capabilities are fully integrated and work together effortlessly. According to Unanet's recent Gauge Report, which highlights trends, best practices, and business challenges in the government contracting industry, approximately 30% of GovCon small businesses cite organic growth as the leading cause of their financial challenges.
Unanet is a leading ERP and CRM solution provider for government contractors, AEC, and professional services. The company is based in Dulles (Virginia). It has over 3200 project-driven organizations that rely on Unanet to help them with information and actionable insights to make better decisions and boost the business, including Haskell, Array, NewFields and many more. It offers all support with its people-centered team, which works towards the success of clients' projects, people, and finances. Its products include Unanet ERP GovCon, ERP AE, CRM GovCon, and CRM by Cosential.