Acronis SCS | March 01, 2022
Acronis SCS – an American cyber protection company dedicated to providing certified solutions to the US public sector, announced today the launch of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, a first of its kind approach for cyber protection, ranging from backup to security. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud is designed to help drive Managed Service Providers (MSPs) operational efficiency while protecting our nation's networks. The new solution adopted by more than 19 MSPs and cloud distributors eliminates vulnerabilities, provides immutable backups, and maintains critical data protection and compliance.
As cybersecurity and ransomware attacks continue to be a significant concern for over 90,000 public sector agencies across the country, Acronis SCS is implementing solutions that meet the new demands of a cyber-resilient public sector. With a multitude of requirements demanded across public sector organizations and agencies, MSPs can count on Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud to meet an unprecedented breadth of security standards, including those outlined via Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 validation, US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-171 compliance, Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) compliance, and Healthcare Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) compliance.
"There continues to be a shift in cybersecurity mandates from the government requiring an increasingly higher level of certification, compliance, and data storage protection against cyberattacks and ransomware," said Phil Goodwin, Research Vice President, IDC. "As a result, organizations must be proactive and begin integrating software and tools that meet or exceed these mandates."
"By offering a cloud-based backup that integrates cybersecurity and data protection into one manageable solution, we are on the path to ensuring the public sector is properly protected. Through Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, we have created a certified and compliant solution that MSPs can now offer to keep up with the public sector and critical infrastructure customers' demand."
John Zanni, CEO of Acronis SCS
Public sector organizations are vulnerable to cyberattacks and data loss because of outdated legacy IT systems, lack of network visibility, and budget and IT staffing constraints. Acronis SCS enables MSPs and their customers to overcome these security gaps with Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud, the cloud solution certified for the US public sector, which utilizes an integration of technologies and immutable backup elements, including real-time threat monitoring and automatic forensic backup. While the solution simplifies operations and management for end users, it provides MSPs full-stack anti-malware protection, data protection, comprehensive endpoint management and reporting.
With a deep understanding of the public sector's unique security needs, Acronis SCS enables MSPs to transact business and expand their reach within public sector verticals— state, local governments, education, healthcare, and nonprofits. Acronis SCS also empowers its partner MSPs with sales and product training, certification, and marketing support, with a solution that streamlines management through a single console, allowing MSPs to set security policies once and deploy them across multiple endpoints.
"MSPs in the US public sector are leaning into digital transformation and automation more than ever before," said Aaron Garza, SVP of Business Development at Pax8. "As new security risks are introduced, MSPs require innovative solutions to protect against vulnerabilities. Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud was built exclusively for the public sector so MSPs can easily manage and defend against cyberattacks and data loss."
Some of the early adopters of Acronis SCS Cyber Protect Cloud include Executech, Net3 Technology, Silvereye Technologies, UbiStor, Cambridge Computer, Eagle Secure Solutions, Entre Technology Services, Estes Energetics, F1 Computer Solutions, Gulf Coast Innovations, HLM Computer Solutions KNC Strategic Services, Mavenspire, Pax 8, SNATEK, StorVista, Synectiks, 2 Serve Solutions, and White Mountain IT Services.
About Acronis SCS
Acronis SCS is a US-based, independently operated, and governed cyber protection and edge data security company exclusively dedicated to meeting the unique requirements of the US public sector. In contrast, Acronis– Acronis SCS' international parent company – serves private companies, non-US public sectors, and individual consumers. Acronis SCS' innovative and comprehensive cyber protection, backup and disaster recovery, anti-ransomware, and enterprise file sync and share software solutions ensure operational assurance and data security across America's federal, state, and local government, education, healthcare, and nonprofit computing environments. All Acronis SCS workforce is 100 percent American citizens.
BigBear.ai | November 23, 2021
BigBear.ai , a leading provider of artificial intelligence ("AI"), machine learning, cloud-based big data analytics, and cyber engineering solutions, today announced that it has been awarded two new government contracts. The United States Army has awarded the Company one of two Global Force Management (“GFIM”) Phase 1 Prototype contracts. GFIM, part of PEO EIS's Army Data and Analytics Platforms (“ARDAP”) portfolio, collaborates with the Army G-3/5/7 to manage and deliver this prototype contract. In addition, BigBear.ai subsidiary, PCI, has been awarded a five-year, single award contract by the National Security Agency (NSA).
Dr. Reggie Brothers, BigBear.ai Chief Executive Officer, said, “Together, these two new contract awards demonstrate our growing momentum among both new and existing customers as we approach our anticipated public listing later this year. We are proud to support our customers in executing their critical missions to keep our Nation safe.”
Global Force Management Contract
Under the terms of the GFIM contract, BigBear.ai will develop and demonstrate a platform that integrates force structure, readiness, mobilization, and requirements validation to meet service and Global Force Management requirements. This integrated planning, programming, and production capability will serve as the single-entry point for conducting force management activities for an Army "at rest" and “in motion.” The solution will be a transformational approach to the Army's ability to enable its Deploy to Redeploy and Retrograde of Materiel end-to-end business process from the enterprise to the tactical edge.
BigBear.ai will deploy a No-Code/Low-Code (NC/LC) workflow automation platform in a configurable, scalable environment to fulfill the Army requirements. The resulting transactional capability will deliver automated workflow, robotic process automation, and AI/Machine Learning (ML) capabilities while saving person-hours, reducing IT spend, and subsuming a portfolio of 13 legacy systems.
"BigBear.ai and our valued teammates are truly excited to partner with the Army G-3/5/7 and PEO EIS on this transformational program. When fully operational, this solution will support 160,000 users, including senior leaders and combatant commanders from company through division levels, enabling the Army to achieve decision dominance to make data-driven force structure decisions faster and with confidence."
Ryan Legge, BigBear.ai Analytics Sector President
National Security Agency Contract
Under the terms of the NSA contract, BigBear.ai subsidiary PCI will support the development and implementation of strategic priorities and operations by gathering, interpreting, and translating federal executive-level strategic guidance into actionable initiatives aligned to appropriate organizational mission areas.
Dr. Brothers stated, “This award continues the decade-long relationship that BigBear.ai has had supporting NSA in the development and implementation of strategy, plans, and guidance to gain a decision advantage for our Nation and to deliver next generation capabilities and solutions.”
A leader in decision dominance for more than 20 years, BigBear.ai operationalizes artificial intelligence and machine learning at scale through its end-to-end data analytics platform. The company uses its proprietary AI/ML technology to support its customers' decision-making processes and deliver practical solutions that work in complex, realistic, and imperfect data environments. In addition, BigBear.ai's composable AI-powered platform solutions work together as often as they stand alone: Observe (data ingestion and conflation), Orient (composable machine learning at scale), and Dominate (visual anticipatory intelligence and optimization).
Qlik | September 17, 2021
Qlik® announced today that its new Qlik Cloud Government analytics platform has achieved the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program’s (FedRAMP) “In Process” Designation at the Moderate Impact Level.
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and monitoring for cloud products and services. Its certification process includes an in-depth examination of a solution's data security and data governance capabilities, as well as the security practices of its cloud services.
As the only comprehensive Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) data analytics platform to achieve this FedRAMP designation, Qlik is now able to offer the cost, speed, and scale benefits of cloud computing to its U.S. public sector customers, while meeting the rigorous security standards set forth by FedRAMP.
Qlik Cloud Government provides valuable benefits to government agencies, including:
AI-powered Analytics and Centralized Data Assets and Catalog
Security and Governance designed into the platform
No-touch Maintenance and Cost Savings with Qlik Cloud
Qlik is honored to meet the highest confidentiality, integrity, and availability standards recognized by the U.S. government. Through our Qlik Cloud Government offering, our federal agency customers now have greater access to new, innovative, and cost-effective solutions, which can ultimately arm them with the capabilities needed to reach their mission and data objectives.
Andrew Churchill, Vice President of Federal at Qlik
Qlik Cloud Government sets the benchmark for third-generation analytics, empowering everyone in the organization to make data-driven decisions. Built on Qlik’s unique Associative analytics engine, Qlik Sense®, Qlik Cloud Government offers industry-leading data analytics capabilities for the full range of users and use cases — from self-service analytics to interactive dashboards, search and conversational analytics, custom and embedded analytics, reporting and alerting. It augments and enhances human intuition with AI (artificial intelligence) powered insight suggestions and natural-language interaction.
Qlik’s vision is a data-literate world, where everyone can use data and analytics to improve decision-making and solve their most challenging problems. A private SaaS company, Qlik provides an end-to-end, real-time data integration and analytics cloud platform to close the gaps between data, insights and action. By transforming data into Active Intelligence, businesses can drive better decisions, improve revenue and profitability, and optimize customer relationships. Qlik does business in more than 100 countries and serves over 50,000 customers around the world.