Businesswire | August 16, 2023
Euna Solutions, a leading provider of purpose-built, cloud-based solutions for the public sector, today announced a new technology partnership with Pavilion, the leading search platform across the largest network of cooperative contracts for the public sector. Under the partnership, Euna Procure, powered by Bonfire, will be integrated with the Pavilion platform, delivering a seamless experience to find, use, and share cooperative contracts and fast-track the procurement process.
Euna Procure is a complete set of eProcurement solutions for the public sector. It features the largest and fastest growing supplier network consisting of more than 700,000 suppliers. By integrating with the Pavilion platform, public sector procurement teams will now have access to more than 100,000 shareable contracts from over 400+ national and regional purchasing cooperatives, states, and local public entities. Access to this robust database will make the process of finding cooperative and piggybackable contracts substantially more efficient by allowing users to quickly identify existing contracts they can use to purchase compliantly without a new solicitation process.
Other benefits of the Euna/Pavilion integration include: • Time and money savings: Within Euna Procure, users can seamlessly access shareable contracts. Piggybacking on a competitively solicited contract from a peer public entity reduces the administrative costs of running a new solicitation, which for some public entities can be more than $80,000. Shareable contracts can also provide access to more competitive pricing. • Internal and external collaboration: The integration allows agencies to more easily share contracts with other members within their agency, as well as with other agencies around the country. This provides procurement professionals greater access to public contracts, improving both internal and external collaboration. • Integrated workflows: Once procurement managers have identified the right contracts in the database, they will be able to easily reference them and invite suppliers to participate in new solicitations.
“We are very excited about our integration with Pavilion as it will empower our customers to leverage their peers’ experience by accessing the nation’s largest network of shareable contracts,” said James Ha, Chief Growth Officer at Euna Solutions. “Partnerships like this help our customers promote responsible sourcing and efficient outcomes that improve communities.”
“As public entities look to do more with less, we’re developing new ways to support procurement professionals in doing their most critical work,” said Mariel Reed, co-founder and CEO at Pavilion. “This partnership creates a more seamless experience for Euna Procure users to find, use and share contracts with other public entities so they can deliver better, faster services and drive greater impact for their communities.”
About Euna Solutions
Euna Solutions is a leading provider of purpose-built, cloud-based solutions that power critical administrative functions and financial operations for the public sector. Formerly GTY Technology, Euna Solutions offers easy-to-use solutions for procurement, payments, grant management, budgeting, permitting and K-12 administration that are proven to increase operational efficiency, transparency, collaboration, and compliance. Euna Solutions is a trusted partner to more than 2,000 government and public sector organizations across North America, empowering digital transformation and streamlining business processes while enabling higher levels of citizen access, engagement and satisfaction.
Pavilion is purpose-built to help you work smarter by providing access to the largest network of shareable contracts from across the country – for free – with one simple search. Find the right contract for you, whether it’s from your neighbor’s filing cabinet or a national purchasing cooperative. Expedite your due diligence and connect with the right supplier to get a fast response and hands-on support.
Government Business, Cybersecurity
Prweb | July 26, 2023
Today, iboss, the leading Zero Trust cloud security provider, is proud to announce that it has achieved State Risk and Authorization Management Program (StateRAMP) Authorized status. This milestone is indicative of iboss' unyielding dedication to assisting state agencies and local governments to secure their users and data from an evolving landscape of cyber threats.
StateRAMP provides an equivalent security baseline to FedRAMP. iboss takes pride in being able to meet and exceed both of these rigorous security standards. With rising challenges posed by cybersecurity threats to government agencies, iboss provides an innovative, robust solution that reduces risks, lowers costs, and increases productivity and security.
Built on a revolutionary Zero Trust Security Service Edge (SSE) platform, iboss provides a comprehensive and integrated cloud-based security solution that replaces legacy VPNs, Proxy appliances, and VDI with a single, unified service. The iboss platform includes ZTNA to replace legacy VPN, Security Service Edge to replace legacy proxies, and Browser Isolation to replace legacy VDI.
iboss includes ZTNA, CASB, malware defense, compliance policies, DLP, Browser Isolation, and logging that applies to users inside and outside the office. It scales to secure traffic volume as functionality is delivered within the cloud security service instead of strictly with appliances hosted within the data center.
The iboss Zero Trust SSE implements the concepts in the NIST 800-207 and is a technical implementation of the centerpiece of this model. Organizations, such as state and local government agencies, wishing to implement Zero Trust according to the NIST 800-207 Zero Trust Architecture principles can use iboss to do so as it forms the technology foundation of this architecture. The NIST 800-207 model provides a strong and clear foundation for organizations to implement Zero Trust which greatly reduces cyber risk, breaches, and data loss.
“Achieving the StateRAMP certification signifies that the iboss Zero Trust SSE platform meets the rigorous security standards required by state and local governments,” said Paul Martini, CEO of iboss. “We’re proud to achieve this certification, as it strengthens our mission to provide government entities with the most secure, efficient, and comprehensive Zero Trust Security solutions.”
StateRAMP is a program that delivers a uniform approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services for state and local governments.
iboss is a cloud security company that enables organizations to reduce cyber risk by delivering a Zero Trust Security Service Edge platform designed to protect resources and users in the modern distributed world. Applications, data, and services have moved to the cloud and are located everywhere, while users needing access to those resources are working from anywhere.
The iboss platform replaces legacy VPN, Proxies, and VDI with a consolidated service that improves security, increases the end-user experience, consolidates technology, and substantially reduces costs. Built on a containerized cloud architecture, iboss delivers security capabilities such as SWG, malware defense, Browser Isolation, CASB, and Data Loss Prevention to protect all resources via the cloud instantaneously and at scale. The iboss platform includes ZTNA to replace legacy VPN, Security Service Edge to replace legacy Proxies, and Browser Isolation to replace legacy VDI. This shifts the focus from protecting buildings to protecting people and resources wherever they are located. Leveraging a purpose-built cloud architecture backed by 230+ issued and pending patents and more than 100 points of presence globally, iboss processes over 150 billion transactions daily, blocking 4 billion threats per day. More than 4,000 global enterprises trust the iboss platform to support their modern workforces, including a large number of Fortune 50 companies. iboss was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape for Worldwide ZTNA, one of the Top 25 Cybersecurity Companies by The Software Report, one of the 25 highest-rated Private Cloud Computing Companies to work for by Battery Ventures, and CRN’s top 20 Coolest Cloud Security Companies.
PR Newswire | August 04, 2023
Global IT research and advisory firm Info-Tech Research Group has been selected for participation in the US Department of Defence (DoD) Enterprise Software Initiative (ESI) program. This new partnership enables the DoD and its IT leaders to access world-class resources, gain industry-leading guidance, and receive transformative insights and invaluable consultation from experts with extensive experience. The agreement also includes McLean & Company, a division of Info-Tech known for its exceptional HR research and advisory services, and MyPolicies, the firm's provider of robust online policy management and administration software.
The DoD ESI is an official DoD initiative sponsored by the DoD Chief Information Officer (CIO). The initiative is designed to streamline procurement and optimize cost efficiency in the acquisition of commercial software, IT hardware, and services. Through its joint team of experts, ESI consolidates requirements and establishes agreements with IT providers, resulting in a unified contracting and vendor management strategy across the entire department.
"We are honored to have been selected to provide services as a member of the US Department of Defense's Enterprise Software Initiative. This partnership affirms our commitment to providing world-class IT research and advisory services to the public sector," says Ron Gumbert, senior managing partner at Info-Tech. "There is a shared vision to foster a technology-enabled, efficient future for the DoD, driving strategic change and transforming challenges into opportunities."
Info-Tech's public sector executive services and research team comprises highly experienced industry experts focused on supporting government clients to address mission-critical, technology-enabled initiatives.
"Our recent expansion into Arlington, Virginia, signifies our dedication to being an integral part of the IT ecosystem in the US, and this collaboration with the US Department of Defense's Enterprise Software Initiative further solidifies that commitment," adds Gumbert. "Our Arlington office stands ready to serve as a strategic hub for our work with the DoD and other Federal agencies, providing unparalleled research and advisory services. This pivotal development marks a new chapter in our mission to drive impactful digital transformation within the defense sector and beyond."
About Info-Tech Research Group
Info-Tech Research Group is one of the world's leading information technology research and advisory firms, proudly serving over 30,000 IT professionals. The company produces unbiased and highly relevant research to help CIOs and IT leaders make strategic, timely, and well-informed decisions. For 25 years, Info-Tech has partnered closely with IT teams to provide them with everything they need, from actionable tools to analyst guidance, ensuring they deliver measurable results for their organizations.
Businesswire | August 09, 2023
Talkdesk®, Inc., a global cloud contact center leader for enterprises of all sizes, today announced that Talkdesk CX Cloud™, its AI-powered cloud contact center platform, has achieved Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) In Process designation and is listed in the FedRAMP marketplace. FedRAMP® is a U.S. federal government-wide compliance program that promotes the adoption of secure cloud products and services across U.S. federal agencies by providing a standardized approach to security assessment and authorization.
The FedRAMP In Process designation is given to companies that are actively working toward a FedRAMP Authorization and mandates that the company meets specific stringent security requirements. With the FedRAMP In Process designation, Talkdesk has the ability to enable modern customer service and to meet the highest security standards for information confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
“We’re proud to announce that Talkdesk has achieved the prestigious FedRAMP In Process designation for our AI-powered cloud contact center platform. This recognition not only reaffirms our unwavering commitment to security and compliance but also showcases our dedication to providing government agencies with the most trusted, flexible, and innovative solution," said Charanya “CK” Kannan, Chief Product & Engineering Officer at Talkdesk. “As Talkdesk works toward FedRAMP Authorization, we are honored to empower our valued customers on their journey to modernizing government services and delivering exceptional citizen experiences.”
With a comprehensive suite of applications for omnichannel engagement, CX analytics, workforce management, and contact center operations, Talkdesk CX Cloud enables federal, state, and local governments to deliver modern customer service and increase efficiency. The security-compliant, flexible and open platform helps government institutions gain agility and get faster time to value. A single, unified interface preserves customer context and empowers governments to improve service while increasing efficiencies and employee productivity, and reducing costs.
According to recent industry research, 94% of organizations are moderately to extremely concerned about cloud security, with perceived threats ranging from insecure interfaces to unauthorized access and more. Because FedRAMP is known as one of the most rigorous cloud service provider certifications in the world, many companies in regulated industries are increasingly seeking FedRAMP authorized customer service solutions. In addition to its public sector commitment, Talkdesk remains deeply invested in supporting companies across industries as they accelerate digital transformation that improves how they engage with customers securely.
Talkdesk® is a global cloud contact center leader for enterprises of all sizes. Talkdesk CX Cloud and Industry Experience Clouds help enterprises deliver modern customer service their way. Our trusted, flexible, and innovative contact center platform leverages AI and automation to drive exceptional outcomes for their customers and improve the bottom line. Serving enterprise customers in over 100 countries, we partner with our customers to deliver continuous innovation and breakthrough results. Our unwavering commitment to doing what we say we will do and our investment in the highest levels of security and reliability for our products make us second to none in the industry. Improve customer experiences, increase efficiency, and grow revenue with Talkdesk, a cloud contact center platform built for your industry.