Tag Archives: Identity Management

VMware, Okta Form Cloud Security Partnership; Carahsoft’s Craig Abod Quoted

VMware and Okta have partnered to combine identity management tools with a technology platform designed to help enterprise customers manage applications on laptops, tablets or smartphones. The partnership introduced two promotional offers for VMware Workspace ONE customers to avail of the Okta Identity Cloud via a local channel partner, Okta said Tuesday. Workspace ONE is an …

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Plurilock Secures DHS Contract for Connected Device Security Tool Development

The Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology directorate has awarded Plurilock Security Solutions a contract to build an identity management system designed to protect sensor platforms and other internet-of-things devices against cyber threats. DHS said Monday the company aims to secure non-person entities and their affiliated institutions from botnets, exploit kits and …

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Unisys: 64% of Federal Execs View Identity Mgmt Tech as Key to Cybersecurity; PV Puvvada Comments

A Unisys-sponsored survey has found that 64 percent of federal information technology executives consider identity management platforms as critical to cyber threat detection prevention efforts within their agencies. Unisys said Wednesday it commissioned Market Connections to poll 200 federal IT leaders and found that only 20 percent said their agencies adopt biometrics …

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NTT Data to Sell GDS360 Information Protection, Data Security Tech to Public Sector Clients

NTT Data will offer GDS360-built information protection and data security platforms to the former’s public sector client base as part of a multi-year teaming agreement. GDS360 said Wednesday its end-to-end products combine elements such as zero-knowledge encryption key management, user identity management, behavioral analytics and access audits to help clients meet …

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Booz Allen Receives AWS Security Competency Designation; Mickie Bolduc Comments

Amazon Web Services has granted an AWS Partner Network Security Competency designation to Booz Allen Hamilton in recognition of the latter’s efforts to develop cloud-based products that work to help clients manage various information technology functions. Booz Allen said Thursday the APN Security Competency status also represents the company’s capacity to offer specialized …

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WidePoint, Silent Circle Collaborate for Federal Mobile Comms Security

WidePoint and Silent Circle have entered into an agreement to jointly offer security products to federal government agencies. The companies have formed a strategic partnership to deliver systems leveraging Silent Circle’s mobile communications security technology through WidePoint’s blanket purchase agreement with the Department of Homeland Security for cellular wireless management services, …

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Digital Bazaar Receives DHS SBIR Contract to Develop Blockchains for Identity & Access Mgmt

Digital Bazaar has secured a $749,241 contract from the Department of Homeland Security to create blockchains for identity and access management. DHS said Monday Digital Bazaar will build a software ecosystem that will integrate distributed ledger technology, digital credentials and digital wallets to provide identity management and online access support to the homeland …

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USCIS Seeks Info on Potential Sources of Employee Identity Verification System

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services wants information on industry vendors that can help develop and implement an “employee-centric” employment verification process. USCIS said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Friday that it aims to partner with industry on the development of identity verification and management tools that will help individuals validate their …

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NIAP Certifies RSA ID & Access Mgmt Platform

Dell Technologies‘ RSA subsidiary has obtained Common Criteria certification from the National Security Agency-managed National Information Assurance Partnership for the company’s identity and access management platform. RSA said Wednesday its Identity Governance and Lifecycle 7.0 platform has met requirements outlined in version 2.1 of NIAP’s Protection Profile for Enterprise Security Management-Identity and Credential Management. The …

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Okta Receives ‘Moderate’ FedRAMP Certification for Identity, Access Mgmt Platforms

Okta has obtained “moderate” Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program  certification to provide government customers access to the company’s identity and access management offerings via the Amazon Web Services Cloud. The Justice Department granted an authorization to operate after the company demonstrated its compliance with 300 controls that include business continuity, incident response and vulnerability management applications, Okta said Thursday. …

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