EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT FINANCE
REI Systems | January 31, 2023
On January 30, 2023, REI Systems announced that it would deploy GovGrants®, a full-lifecycle grants management SaaS product, for the US Department of Treasury IAF (Inter-American Foundation). IAF works with entrepreneurs, innovators, and local leaders in underserved Caribbean and Latin America areas to help them build more peaceful, prosperous, and democratic communities. Since 1972, the foundation has provided nearly 5,000 grants totaling more than $680 million.
The IAF sought to reinvent its grants management approach with an extensive cloud-hosted product, with assistance from the Grants Management QSMO (Quality Services Management Office). GovGrants® was chosen because it is a highly secure, role-based, and accessible grants management system that adheres to the Federal Integrated Business Framework (FIBF). Furthermore, it provided the multilingual capability that IAF required to support its grantees. The system includes many native features, such as powerful dashboards and reporting built on Tableau, financial system integrations, and various CRM-type features.
GovGrants® is a customizable product built on Salesforce's cloud platform that is FedRAMP-certified, making it dependable, secure, and simple for internal and external stakeholders to use. In addition, the solution is currently listed on the GSA MAS Information Technology contract, ensuring easy procurement and deployment as a software-as-a-service solution by any federal agency.
Wagish Bhartiya, REI's Chief Growth Officer, shared, "REI Systems has been a leading provider of grant systems across government for more than 20 years. As the grants market evolves, we are excited to evolve with it. There are numerous agencies seeking pre-built, turn-key capabilities that can be easily tailored to fit their business needs. That's why we built GovGrants as a COTS product. We are thrilled to be serving IAF's mission of advancing democracy by supporting community-led development with a modern technology solution."
(Source – PR Newswire)
About REI Systems
Headquartered in Sterling (Virginia), and founded in 1989, REI Systems provides innovative technology solutions that empower people. The company's 700 problem-solving consultants and technologists are committed to updating technology for the government to help achieve its goals. It serves customers in national security, science and technology, healthcare, and government operations in the federal, state, local, and nonprofit sectors. REI Systems delivers domain expertise and optimum technologies through flexible execution and a dedication to customer service.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, GOVERNMENT BUSINESS
Skyhigh Security | February 15, 2023
On February 14, 2023, Skyhigh, a Security Service Edge Leader, announced that its Skyhigh Secure Web Gateway achieves Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) Moderate Authorization. Federal government agencies and government contractors are increasingly adopting cloud technologies to enhance efficiency, promote agility, and reduce costs. The FedRAMP Authorization enables these organizations to implement Skyhigh SWG, a component of the Skyhigh Security Service Edge (SSE) portfolio, to provide continuous, secure access for users anywhere, shield vital government data, and protect against today's advanced threats.
The U.S. government program, FedRAMP, evaluates cloud security vendors based on a standardized security framework for cloud products and services, focuses on protecting sensitive federal data in the cloud. Its process demonstrates the Skyhigh SWG solution has been assessed and approved by the C-level security officers from the Department of Defense (DoD), the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.
Skyhigh SWG enables authorized government users to connect securely to the cloud and web from anywhere and on any device. It prevents threats from entering an environment and sensitive data from leaving by monitoring inline traffic and acting as a gateway between users, websites, applications, and data. Multiple integrated technologies, such as Remote Browser Isolation (RBI), Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), and Data Loss Prevention, are used by Skyhigh SWG to protect federal agencies from potentially malicious or unauthorized websites and cloud applications (DLP).
The Skyhigh SSE portfolio safeguards data and prevents threats in the cloud through all Software-as-a-Service applications, Shadow IT, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service environments from a single, cloud-native enforcement point. It gives organizations to control and visibility of their data in the cloud, irrespective of where it resides. It offers a DLP engine with single user-friendly centralized management and reporting dashboard, a single policy framework through all data exfiltration vectors and multi-layered security technologies to protect all possible use cases in the federal government environment.
About Skyhigh Security
Skyhigh Security, headquartered in San Jose, California, is committed to assisting clients in securing the world's data. It protects organizations with data-aware and user-friendly cloud-native security solutions. Its industry-leading Security Service Edge (SSE) Portfolio goes beyond data access and focuses on data use, enabling organizations to collaborate securely from any device and location. It allows organizations to gain complete visibility and control and to monitor and mitigate security risks seamlessly, thereby reducing associated costs, enhancing efficiencies, and keeping up with the pace of innovation.
Privacera | January 02, 2023
A recent announcement by Privacera, the only open-standards based data security governance leader gave a round-up of predictions and trends that will be the mainstay for companies wanting to compete in a data-driven economy for 2023.
As more data accumulates within an organization, the adoption and combined power of data analytics, privacy, and security solutions will explode over the next few years.
Privacera's data security and governance predictions and trends for 2023:
CAOs (Chief Data Analytics Officers) will be part of C-Suite
As enterprises will become more data-driven to achieve desired business outcomes, the CAO’s role will become even more indispensable.
Multi-cloud adoption to exponentially grow
To modernize their data architecture, enterprises will look towards adopting a multi-cloud strategy with a strategic approach and a scalable data security platform.
Create Frictionless Data Security (DSG) environments
A universal DSG environment with security and governance controls across the entire data estate for organizations of all sizes.
Zero Trust and Data Mesh
With Zero Trust and Data Mesh location of the data remains the same and ensures all safety, compliance and privacy measures are observed.
New Federal Regulations to Protect Consumer Data
Consumer awareness that organizations are collecting, storing and using their data is creating an urgent need for Congress to write and pass data and privacy regulations.
"Data security platforms will continue to gain popularity as they help simplify the complexity of managing data access controls, support data governance strategies, and drive higher-value analytics that unlock the full data-driven potential of enterprises."Privacera CEO Balaji Ganesan.
Founded in 2016, Privacera's SaaS-based data security and access governance platform, gives you a unified view and control over sensitive data across multiple cloud services, including AWS, Azure, Databricks, GCP, Snowflake, and Starburst. Privacera platform is used by Fortune 500 customers in the finance, insurance, life sciences, retail, media, and consumer industries, as well as government agencies, to automate sensitive data discovery, mask sensitive data, and manage high-fidelity policies at petabyte scale on-premises and in the cloud.