Globenewswire | April 13, 2023
ID.me, the secure digital identity network, and Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced a partnership. Under the agreement, Carahsoft will serve as ID.me’s Master Government Aggregator®, making its identity solutions and expansive pre-verified network available to the Government through Carahsoft’s reseller partners, GSA Schedule, and the ITES-SW2 contracts.
“We are excited to work with Carahsoft and its reseller partners to expand the acquisition pathways by which agencies can partner with ID.me,” said Derrick Roberts, Director of Business Development at ID.me. “With this new partnership, agencies will have greater choice in the way they procure ID.me products and services. Recognizing that Carahsoft is a leader in Public Sector technology distribution, we couldn’t be more thrilled to work with them to deliver our solutions to even more customers.”
ID.me helps agencies improve security, end-user experience, and equitable access for online services by offering identity verification services and digital wallets that are conformant with Federal guidelines. ID.me increases equitable access to online services by being the only identity verification service to maintain its compliance with the NIST Federal Digital Identity Guidelines while offering three pathways to verification. Furthermore, ID.me protects agencies against fraud by providing an end-to-end suite of controls that can counter social engineering and other vulnerabilities.
“With the increased number of digital applications for Government services, agencies are in need of reliable and secure digital identity verification technology that helps them meet security and equity objectives without compromise,” said Rich Maigue, Sales Director who leads the ID.me Team at Carahsoft. “We look forward to working with our resellers to make ID.me’s products and services accessible to agencies across the Public Sector.”
ID.me’s products and services are now available through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. 47QSWA18D008F, and ITES-SW2 Contract W52P1J-20-D-0042.
The dedicated Cybersecurity team at Carahsoft specializes in providing Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare organizations with security solutions to safeguard their cyber ecosystem.
Carahsoft Technology Corp. is The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, supporting Public Sector organizations across Federal, State and Local Government agencies and Education and Healthcare markets. As the Master Government Aggregator® for our vendor partners, we deliver solutions for Cybersecurity, Geospatial Intelligence, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, Big Data, Artificial Intelligence, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Working with resellers, systems integrators and consultants, our sales and marketing teams provide industry leading IT products, services and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.
ID.me provides identity verification, authentication, and community affiliation for 102 million users, enabling access to more than 620 client partners, including 14 federal agencies and 35 state agencies. ID.me's omnichannel, consumer-centric model of identity improves user experience, makes existing workflows more efficient, increases equitable access for underserved populations, and promotes trust in online transactions. It accomplishes these by making secure, high-assurance identity verification portable across its network of users and supported organizations – one secure login for a user’s digital life. Companies and government agencies can have increased access and increased security without compromise. ID.me’s model also puts users in control of their data, helping companies and government agencies meet their privacy objectives as well. To promote security of its network, ID.me meets the federal standards for consumer authentication and is independently assessed to be conformant with NIST 800-63-3 IAL2 / AAL2 guidelines by the Kantara Initiative. It also holds multiple security certifications including a Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authority to Operate (ATO), SOC 2 Type II, and ISO27001:2013. ID.me strives towards its mission of "No Identity Left Behind" to enable all people to have secure access to online services.
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, 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.