Globenewswire | August 11, 2023
Virtru, the global leader in data-centric security and privacy, today announced that the Virtru Data Security Platform received Authorization to Operate (ATO) at the Moderate level under theFederal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP®). This authorization was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
TheVirtru Data Security Platformunderpins a holistic suite of data protection products that empower public- and private-sector organizations to scale data-centric security across sensitive data workflows. The Virtru platform first achieved FedRAMP ATO at the Moderate level in 2019, and since that time, Virtru has continued to expand the platform to provide the federal government and its contractors with secure encryption, access controls, and key management capabilities. This includes the addition ofVirtru Secure Share, an encrypted file-sharing solution that equips organizations to securely send and receive sensitive data while retaining complete, continuous control over that shared data, with data owners having the ability to revoke access at any time.
“Federal organizations are realizing the urgent need for data-centric security, embracing strategies that enhance rather than impede the mission by prioritizing control and secure access to data at a granular level first, while also protecting the systems and networks that store and transmit it,” said Will Ackerly, co-founder and CTO, Virtru. “This includes the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), which recently announced its intent toimplement a data-centric frameworkto address rapidly emerging cybersecurity challenges, highlighting the value and urgency of data-centric security to enable mission success.”
Ackerly added, “Virtru’s Data Security Platform gives federal organizations the critical foundations needed to execute against advanced data-centric cybersecurity strategies. The ATO was sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which utilized our Data Security Platform to control and govern sensitive data both in motion and at rest. Virtru’s FedRAMP Moderate ATO could not have come at a more critical time for our nation, and we look forward to our continued technology deployments for our federal customers.”
Virtru’s FedRAMP Moderate authorization expedites procurement and solution authorization for Virtru’s federal customers. Additionally, the authorization validates the strength and trustworthiness of Virtru’s commercial solutions, which are built on the same robust and secure platforms that safeguard sensitive data flowing through email, file-sharing platforms, and SaaS apps.
Virtru applications arealso compliant with FIPS 140-2, an encryption security requirement for cryptographic modules used by federal government agencies and contractors. These organizations can additionally leverage the FedRAMP-authorized Virtru Data Security Platform and suite of applications to improve security and meet compliance requirements, such as those outlined by the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS), and more.
At Virtru, we empower organizations to easily unlock the power of data while maintaining control everywhere it’s stored and shared. More than 8,000 global customers trust Virtru to power their data-centric, Zero Trust strategies and safeguard their most sensitive data in accordance with the world’s strictest security standards. Creators of TDF (Trusted Data Format), the open industry standard for persistent data protection, Virtru provides encryption technology for data shared through email, collaboration tools, cloud environments, and enterprise SaaS applications.
PR Newswire | September 26, 2023
Accela, the trusted provider of cloud solutions at the heart of government, today announced new successful migrations across the nation. The milestones were shared during the company's government technology conference, Accelarate, punctuating a month of noteworthy business and customer modernization momentum announcements.
Over the past several months, Accela has successfully migrated the City and County of Denver, CO; Allendale, AZ; Cleveland, OH; Indianapolis, IN; and Virginia Alcohol Beverage Control to the cloud to securely streamline their critical resident services. These migrations follow significant cloud migration momentum in Florida as well as Accela's migration of over 33 jurisdictions to the cloud in fiscal year 2023 alone.
"Local governments around the country are increasingly looking to the latest technologies to streamline critical services and build trust with their residents. Cloud-based government technology is the key to unlocking this potential," said Jonathon (JK) Knight, chief customer officer at Accela. "Accela is proud to be there every step of the way in governments' modernization journeys, empowering agencies to break down data and departmental silos, and transform the government experience for staff and residents alike."
Agencies nationwide turn to cloud-based solutions for improved user experience, service delivery speed and efficiency, and help in overcoming IT staffing shortages. With unprecedented federal funding, more municipalities are investing in cloud solutions to provide residents and staff with seamless digital experiences and create new efficiencies for critical services – like inspections and permitting – that support the livelihoods, health and safety of all community members.
"Denver, like many other municipalities, is aggressively infusing more affordable housing options into our communities to offset the skyrocketing costs of housing," said Paul Kresser, deputy chief information officer at the City and County of Denver. "We rely on Accela's flexible, scalable and resilient SaaS environments to process all the activities needed to introduce affordable housing options quickly into our neighborhoods. From zoning to permitting to inspections, Accela's solutions support our work to build a stronger, more vibrant community."
Accela's Civic Platform, powered by Microsoft Azure, hosts various pre-built cloud solutions ready to streamline delivery of critical services to support community growth. Agencies utilize the single platform to manage resident services, from building new structures, to licensing local businesses, regulating safety with regular inspections, and more.
Accela recently closed its 2023 fiscal year with a 31 percent increase in SaaS annual recurring revenue, 36 percent increase in new accounts signed and a net customer retention of 117 percent. To learn more about Accela's solutions, please visit https://www.accela.com/solutions/.
Accela is the trusted provider of cloud solutions at the heart of government operations. The company works with governments across the globe to accelerate their digital transformation, deliver vital services, and build stronger communities. More than 300 million residents worldwide benefit from Accela's government software solutions. The company offers agile, purpose-built solutions and the power of a platform that provides users with a consumer-like experience, shares data across departments, and ensures world-class security.
With Accela, government agencies experience rapid and effective digital transformation. Accela's government software meets agencies wherever they are on their modernization journey, while also helping them prepare for whatever comes next. The company is a four-consecutive year Microsoft US Partner Award winner for its innovative SaaS solutions. In 2022, Accela was honored as a recipient of Inc.'s Best in Business award for SaaS, and selected by Fast Company for its World Changing Ideas Award. Accela is headquartered in San Ramon, California, with offices around the world.
Emerging Technology, Government Business
Newswire | June 29, 2023
Revenue Solutions, Inc. (RSI), a leading provider of advanced SaaS solutions for government revenue management and control, is revolutionizing tax compliance through its cutting-edge AI technology. By leveraging the power of analytics and machine learning, RSI's flagship product, revX, empowers governments to streamline workflows, make data-driven decisions with unprecedented efficiency, and enhance revenue management.
"Governments around the world are facing increasing demands for efficiency, transparency, and compliance," says John Skinner, CEO of RSI. "At RSI, we are proud to be at the forefront of driving innovation that addresses these critical needs. revX Analytics is not just a technology solution; it represents a bold vision for transforming government operations through AI. We are empowering governments to unlock their full potential, enabling them to make more informed decisions, increase revenue, identify fraud, and optimize resources. We are committed to reinventing the way governments operate, and revX Analytics is the cornerstone of that revolution."
The core principle embedded in revX Analytics is the goal of making data-driven decisions. By offering an extensive range of business rules and functions, RSI enables governments to optimize resources, saving time and money. revX Analytics automates decisions where possible, while also identifying instances where staff input and involvement is crucial. Key areas of focus for revX Analytics to support government decision-making include Discovery, Compliance, Fraud Detection, Collections Prioritization and Optimization, and Audit Selection.
John Kitonis, CTO of RSI, highlights the company's continuous pursuit of innovation and technology advancement. "At RSI, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible with AI technology," says Kitonis. "We believe in being at the forefront of innovation, consistently exploring new approaches and technologies to improve our solutions. With revX Analytics, we have pushed a platform that not only harnesses the power of machine learning and data aggregation but also adapts to evolving compliance challenges. Our commitment to staying ahead of the curve ensures that our customers benefit from state-of-the-art technology that delivers accurate results, reduces workload, and enhances fraud detection. We are dedicated to empowering governments with the best tools available in the market."
revX Analytics modernizes fraud detection by implementing machine learning methods and model predictions. The solution effectively scores risk and applies rules and conditions to identify potentially fraudulent activity during returns processing. This approach helps reduce the workload of refund reviews, improves fraud identification accuracy, and ensures a higher level of scrutiny for fraudulent claims.
By leveraging AI technology, governments can significantly enhance their compliance review processes and identity verification protocols, resulting in a more secure and efficient revenue management system. With its advanced collections prioritization feature, revX Analytics assists governments in optimizing their delinquent account collections. By analyzing data from various sources, such as previous payment history, account aging, and risk-scoring algorithms, the platform enables governments to identify and prioritize accounts that require immediate attention.
This intelligent system ensures that collection efforts are focused on high-risk accounts, maximizing the chances of successful recovery while minimizing the resources spent on low-priority cases. By analyzing a wide range of data points, including historical patterns, anomalies, and compliance indicators, revX Analytics provides optimal courses of action for audit selection.
In a real-life scenario, a large State Department of Labor (DOL) benefited from RSI's analytics. Prior to RSI, the DOL identified fraud through manual processes, which became increasingly challenging due to the surge in claims during the pandemic. With the onset of the crisis, the volume of incoming claims skyrocketed from around 3,000 per week to approximately 90,000 per week, putting significant strain on the department's resources. At the same time, cases of potentially fraudulent identity increased from about nine per week to a staggering 4,500 per week. Manual case investigation was no longer feasible for the department's staff, who had to handle a 50,000% increase in workload.
With RSI as their trusted analytics partner, the DOL and RSI developed a phased approach to address the overwhelming increase in claims volume. Through automation, data aggregation, and advanced analytics, RSI enabled the DOL to process and identify fraudulent claims more efficiently improving fraud identification accuracy from 50% to nearly 92%. This prevented over 130,000 imposter claims and saved billions of dollars while ensuring valid claims were promptly processed and staff had more time to investigate problematic cases.
RSI's commitment to innovation is exemplified through its powerful analytics tools and capabilities. revX's AI-powered technology is revolutionizing fraud detection, optimizing workflows, and enabling data-driven decisions. The revX Platform empowers governments to effectively identify the level of risk and supply optimal courses of action, ensuring informed and strategic decision-making. As a result, governments can enhance revenue management, ensure compliance, and unlock new levels of efficiency and effectiveness.
About Revenue Solutions
Founded in 1996, Revenue Solutions, Inc.™ is the trusted, collaborative partner leading governments to innovation with the only cloud-native packaged software solution, revX™. Offered as Software as a Service (SaaS), revX™ is the preferred platform for government revenue processing. We empower public agencies and offices with solutions that improve citizen services, increase operational efficiency, collect additional revenue, and maximize compliance. For over 25 years, RSI™ has delivered transformative technology solutions across hundreds of client projects throughout the United States and Canada.