EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Zetron | March 15, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Zetron, one of the leading communications technology and service providers, announced it has received a contract from the North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC) of Kansas (USA). The contract offers cyber resilience roadmaps and assessments for the Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) of 34 counties throughout the states. As the fiscal agent for six of the seven Homeland Security regions in Kansas, the Homeland Security/Emergency Operations unit of the Kansas Highway Patrol applies for and administers Homeland Security Grant Program (HSGP) funding to subrecipients such as the NCRPC.
State and local governments, including fire departments, police, and other public safety agencies, are increasingly susceptible to cyberattacks. As per the Verizon 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR), the public sector had the second-most cybersecurity incidents and the fourth-most data breaches among major industries in 2018. In addition, a 2021 Fastly report found that of all cybersecurity alerts, 45 percent are false positives that can be frequently difficult to distinguish from genuine threats and malicious behavior. This results in getting valuable time wasted during an emergency.
Zetron, with SecuLore Solutions, a cybersecurity partner and local services partners, will finish cybersecurity assessments and roadmaps of selected thirty-four counties across Kansas, with its population from 600,000 to less than 1300 people. Each counties' assessment will identify threats and provide prioritized, actionable recommendations for remediating vulnerabilities and enhancing the county's cybersecurity risk posture. Following the contract terms, cybersecurity assessments and road maps for Kansas counties selected by NCRPC Regional Project Managers and the Planning Team will be completed in multiple phases through March 2024.
Zetron is one of the leaders in mission-critical communications technology worldwide. The company offers integrated solutions with exceptional reliability and support. It was founded in 1980 with decades of experience serving the public and private sectors and a sterling reputation for superior quality and dependability. Based in Redmond, Washington, it has customers across all seven continents and in a variety of industries such as transportation, public safety, utilities, the federal government, natural resources and more. In addition, it delivers purpose-built solutions to be always available wherever mission-critical communications must be uninterrupted.
Globenewswire | April 12, 2023
WalkMe Inc., a leading provider of digital adoption solutions, today announced it has achieved Ready status for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) at a Moderate impact level. With this achievement, WalkMe becomes the first digital adoption platform provider listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace as the company advances its existing position in accelerating federal agencies’ technology modernization and IT transformation.
With WalkMe, the Federal Government will be able to accelerate mission success in multiple areas including:
Digital Government/Digital Services - providing a framework for digital services and improving critical Customer Experience (CX) initiatives for employees and citizens
Technology & Legacy Modernization - enhancing and renovating legacy platforms and enterprise applications
Data & Information Management - improving data integrity and quality issues related to interoperability of the government tech stack
Improving the Government Workforce - increasing employee productivity by eliminating operational drag of poorly optimized software and application
FedRAMP is a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. It helps the U.S. government adapt from legacy IT to secure cloud-based solutions.
The U.S. federal market is one of the largest and most complex enterprises in the world, which will now benefit from WalkMe’s established success and innovation in a range of markets including healthcare, financial services, education, hospitality, retail, and more.
WalkMe is listed on the FedRAMP Marketplace with Authority to Operate status at the Moderate level estimated in Summer 2023.
“Achieving FedRAMP Ready status signifies an incredible moment in WalkMe’s growth story as we officially enter the U.S. Federal market,” said Billy Biggs, Vice President - Public Sector, WalkMe. “Digital transformation is a top priority for every C-level executive within the federal government. Now more than ever, federal executives are looking for technology solutions that deliver true return on investment and help accelerate mission success in a matter of weeks, not years. The feedback from the federal government ecosystem on the WalkMe value proposition over the last few months has been extremely positive, and we’re excited to be able to offer our solutions while meeting the highest security posture via FedRAMP.”
As part of WalkMe’s progress, the company also expects to move from StateRAMP “active” status to “pending” to further serve the security standards for state, local and higher education clients interested in getting the most out of their technology investments through digital adoption platforms. Being FedRAMP Ready means that WalkMe can offer a full range of its solutions to U.S. federal, state and local government customers, U.S. government contractors, and federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs).
WalkMe's cloud-based digital adoption platform enables organizations to measure, drive and act to ultimately accelerate their digital transformations and better realize the value of their software investments. Our platform leverages proprietary technology to provide visibility to an organization's Chief Information Officer and business leaders, while improving user experience, productivity and efficiency for employees and customers. Alongside walkthroughs and third-party integration capabilities, our platform can be customized to fit an organization's needs.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Carahsoft | March 14, 2023
On March 14, 2023, Carahsoft Technology Corp., the trusted government IT solutions provider, and the Analytics Automation Company, Alteryx, Inc., expanded their partnership to offer automated data analytics to all levels of the Canadian government, including federal, provincial, and municipal, territorial, and crown corporations.
Carahsoft will offer Alteryx products and services via its Software Licensing Supply Arrangement (SLSA) contract with Public Services and Procurement in Canada under the agreement. Additionally, Carahsoft will collaborate with its Canada-based reseller partners to support new Public Sector customers and expand the availability of Alteryx's solutions by leveraging additional contract vehicles.
The Alteryx Analytics Automation Platform provides an integrated, end-to-end analytics experience, allowing everyone to create transformative business outcomes using data effortlessly. Alteryx Analytics Automation Platform provides a suite of capabilities, including hundreds of drag-and-drop automation building blocks for data cleansing, blending and preparation, as well as statistical, geospatial, and predictive analytics, as well as automated machine learning and natural-language data storytelling, to support at all stage of the journey from raw data to business outcomes, as well as every participant along the way.
Team Leads at Alteryx Team at Carahsoft, Marty Gryski, said, "We are thrilled to announce the expansion of our partnership with Alteryx in the Canadian marketplace." He also said, "Alteryx's solutions address the current need for analytics automation to empower critical business functions. We look forward to working with our resellers to continue supporting the Canadian Federal Government in their digital transformation initiatives."
(Source – GlobeNewswire)
Based in Reston, Virginia, Carahsoft is the trusted government IT solutions provider, helping Federal, State and Local Government agencies, Health and Education markets and Public Sector organizations. The company delivers solutions for Cybersecurity, Big Data, MultiCloud, DevSecOps, AI, Open Source, Customer Experience and more. Its sales and marketing teams work with resellers, systems integrators, and consultants to offer the best IT services, products, and training through hundreds of contract vehicles.