EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, INFRASTRUCTURE
Globenewswire | June 06, 2023
UltiSat, a global provider of advanced communications solutions to government, humanitarian-aid and critical infrastructure markets, announced that its new GC5 SATCOM Service is now available for customer technical trials and live demonstrations. The new end-to-end managed service provides a purpose-built network, including satellite and terrestrial connectivity with unique security features specifically for government operations. GC5 is bundled as an easy to procure commercial off-the-shelf service, with a range of configurable options. Technical trials and live demonstrations are currently available in the continental United States (CONUS) coverage region.
UltiSat previously announced the development of its GC5 SATCOM Service in March of 2023, as the first off-the-shelf satellite communications service designed from inception to meet the security demands of today’s tactical environment. GC5, refers to “Command, Control, Communications, Computing and Cyber” as critical elements of government missions. As a pre-packaged solution, the service includes a selection of remote terminals, bandwidth plans, coverage areas, and data center interconnection options. GC5 includes inherent security features that meet or exceed US Department of Defense and NSA directive referenced in DOD Instruction 8523.01 Communications Security, including a TRANSEC compliant architecture and FIPS 140-2 certified encryption.
“There is no substitute for a hands-on test drive of a new product or service, before implementing it in a mission environment,” said UltiSat president and CEO David Myers. “That is why UltiSat is proud to offer both live demonstrations and limited technical trials to customers interested in deploying our unique government grade - GC5 SATCOM Service.”
UltiSat is offering live on-site demonstrations at its facilities in the Washington D.C. area, as well as up to 30 day limited technical trials at customer locations. Customers may bring their own approved terminals or conduct trials using satellite equipment provided by UltiSat.
GC5 strikes a perfect balance between the resiliency of defense grade satellite communications and the simplicity of a commercial off-the-shelf managed service. In addition to technical trials, production service will be offered with various coverage regions across the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia Pacific. Customers can select from several backhaul options to connect their remote terminals to a government operations center or a secure cloud-based service.
UltiSat provides global end-to-end connectivity solutions and managed network services for land mobile, maritime, and airborne operations. Customers in government, humanitarian-aid, and critical infrastructure markets have unique communications requirements and greater demand for resiliency. Our portfolio includes a range of solutions leveraging satellite, terrestrial, wireless and cloud technologies, combined with in-house systems engineering and global field service. UltiSat leverages a 25+ year heritage deploying solutions in over 120 countries. UltiSat is a wholly owned subsidiary and separate operating company of Speedcast. For more information visit www.ultisat.com.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Globenewswire | April 05, 2023
Carahsoft Technology Corp., The Trusted Government IT Solutions Provider®, today announced that Seagate Government Solutions’ Barracuda 515 M.2 solid state drive (SSD) - embedded with Cigent® Technology’s built in cybersecurity enhancements is now available to Government agencies through Carahsoft’s resellers and its Federal, State and Local Government contract vehicles.
As the distributor for Seagate Government Solutions, Carahsoft works with its extensive ecosystem of reseller partners and systems integrators to make Seagate’s new SSD widely available to the Public Sector through several contracts including Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule, NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, E&I Cooperative Services Contract, The Quilt, and more.
“Protecting data at the edge is a key component of an effective Zero Trust strategy,” said Maryam Emdadi, Vice President of Sales who leads the Seagate Team at Carahsoft. “Our new partnership with Seagate Government Solutions and Cigent will enhance our portfolio of secure storage solutions and enable our customers to better defend their sensitive information through the support of our reseller partners.”
Seagate Government Solutions combines its strengths with Cigent’s patented cybersecurity firmware enhancements to create the Seagate BarraCuda 515 SSD, a storage drive, designed with integrated advanced security features that deliver high performance, advanced reliability, data protection and security.
Key advantages of the BarraCuda 515 SSD include:
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 certified and complies with corporate and Federal data security mandates.
Common Criteria full disk encryption (FDE) solution that meets the requirements of Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Data at Rest (DAR) Capabilities Package 5.0.
Cigent Pre Boot Authentication and Windows Software that protects data from all known physical and remote access attacks as well as zero-day ransomware.
Tamper-evident coating which seals SSD’s circuitry and components to provide physical security.
Full drive block-level and crypto secure erase, verified by patented erasure verification, that enables safe, fast, and cost-effective SSD retirement or redeployment.
Trade Agreements Act (TAA) compliant which satisfies fair and open international trade agreements.
“We’re thrilled to be working with Cigent and Carahsoft to provide our Public Sector clients with a top-tier storage solution that boasts Government-accredited security certifications,” said Mike Moritzkat, Managing Director of Seagate Government Solutions. “This partnership along with our new offering is another steppingstone in Seagate’s continued support of our Public Sector clients.”
Seagate’s BarraCuda™ 515 SSD is now available through Carahsoft’s GSA Schedule No. 47QSWA18D008F, SEWP V contracts NNG15SC03B and NNG15SC27B, E&I Contract #EI00063~2021MA, and The Quilt Master Service Agreement Number MSA05012019-F.
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, 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.
About Seagate Government Solutions
Seagate Government Solutions (SGS) is the FOCI mitigated subsidiary of Seagate Technology. The SGS mission is to deliver an array of data management solutions to federal agencies and their partners. Our proven technology adheres to strict government mandates while spearheading the way for advancements in the field of security—from unclassified to top secret, and beyond.
Cigent offers a new approach to data security for organizations of all sizes to stop ransomware and data theft, as well as achieve compliance. Cigent protects your most valuable asset – your data - against the most sophisticated adversaries. We protect data throughout its lifecycle via prevention-based defenses embedded into storage and individual files. From decades of data recovery, cybersecurity, and device sanitization experience, the experts at Cigent have developed prevention methods beyond anything that exists today.
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY, CYBERSECURITY
Globenewswire | May 08, 2023
The Chertoff Group, a leading global security risk management and federal growth consulting firm, and Second Front Systems, a company that accelerates the delivery of software to U.S. warfighters, today announced a partnership to help industry overcome barriers to entry and get innovative technology to the U.S. Department of Defense.
Navigating the Federal market can be challenging, costly, and time-consuming with no guarantee of results. The Chertoff Group provides insights, strategy development, market positioning and the tactical support companies need to achieve competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Our understanding of agency missions and requirements helps companies align products and services to government use cases and access relevant sales channels to scale in the Federal market.
Second Front Systems’ Game Warden DevSecOps platform and secure cloud hosting environment removes the burden from commercial software companies by enabling them to leverage our security controls and DoD-approved platform to accelerate software delivery. This happens in a matter of weeks, for a drastically lower cost than was typically the norm just a few years ago.
Aaron Roth , principal of The Chertoff Group said, “We are excited about our partnership with Second Front, and we look forward to using our collective expertise to deliver mission-ready technology that advances our Nation’s security interests. This partnership will enable companies to navigate the ‘valley of death’ and deliver innovative technology to the warfighters and security professionals.”
“This partnership will help speed the acquisition of critical new technology to the war fighter,” said Second Front Chief Revenue Officer Tyler Sweatt. “We’re proud to partner with Chertoff Group to provide a proven methodology, and trusted technology, to a defense acquisition system which all too often sees great technology languishing in the valley of death.”
About Second Front
Second Front Systems (2F) fast-tracks government access to disruptive, commercially proven software as a service (SaaS) applications for national security missions. Leading software providers—ranging from publicly traded defense contractors to startups—and government agencies trust 2F’s Game Warden DevSecOps platform and secure cloud hosting environment to accelerate their delivery and harness the cloud revolution at scale. Founded by former U.S. Marines, this public benefit, venture-backed software company is driven by firsthand experience of the dangers outdated technology poses in combat. For more information, visit https://secondfront.com/.
About The Chertoff Group
The Chertoff Group is a global advisory services firm that applies security expertise, technology insights, and policy intelligence to help clients build resilient organizations, gain competitive advantage and accelerate growth. Through its investment banking subsidiary Chertoff Capital, the firm provides M&A advisory services in global security markets and assists cyber and tech-enabled security companies raise capital to grow their enterprise. The Chertoff Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. For more information, visit www.chertoffgroup.com.