The Defense Innovation Unit has issued “success memos” to Zscaler, Google‘s cloud business and McAfee after the technology vendors met prototyping objectives of the agency’s Secure Cloud Management program.
All three companies developed platforms that work to help DIU users secure access to software-as-a-service applications via the internet, the Department of Defense’s innovation arm said Friday.
The agency began to implement in May 2020 commercial SCM system prototypes that apply the Secure Access Service Edge framework, which combines zero trust and multiple network security approaches with wide area network technology.
John Chen, interim chief information officer of DIU, said all three platforms offer security for DOD’s Cloud Access Point and support real-time performance of that connectivity system.
Third-party assessment organizations evaluated the offerings against a set of criteria from the Defense Information Systems Agency.
DIU expects to award an other transaction agreement for SCM technology production by September.