As federal and national governments modernize their IT infrastructure, their cybersecurity must keep pace. Read this brief for a concise summary of how Palo Alto Networks® meets the cybersecurity needs of its government customers by automatically preventing successful cyberattacks, enabling granular control of sensitive data and dramatically improving security visibility. Security sensors automatically coordinate threat prevention across endpoints, network, data center and cloud environments, as well as across IT and OT networks.
Sponsored By Palo Alto Networks
Businesses embrace digital technologies that modernize their operations and enable innovation. Yet these same technologies introduce new security vulnerabilities and new data that must be secured. The result is a costly cybersecurity arms race, in which businesses introduce new security products to counter new attack vectors. Individually-managed or standalone security products add complexity, reduce visibility, and strain under-resourced security teams.
Government endpoints are a critical path to sensitive government data and are central to government operations. Malicious, unauthorized changes and access to these systems can have a significant impact on an agency’s operations and, potentially, that of the country. They can be protected against today’s swiftly changing threat environment in a manner that is minimally disruptive to government operations and meets the productivity needs of the end user – whether military soldier, airman, sailor or government civilian.
The U.S. Government’s Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program “support(s) … government-wide and agency-specific efforts to provide adequate, risk-based, and cost-effective cybersecurity.” The CDM program is designed to roll out in three phases. This white paper describes how the Palo Alto Networks Next-Generation Security Platform, in combination with select technology and delivery partners, supports all three CDM phases and enables agencies to achieve the security objectives of the program.
SSL-encrypted traffic is growing in government networks, resulting in multiple blind spots for security monitoring tools and creating an opportunity for attackers to hide malware. Many governments are considering or mandating the decryption of encrypted communications moving in and out of their networks. While traditional approaches favor dedicated SSL decryption appliances, these add latency, costs and increase time to resolution for security incidents.
Government agencies can plan to generate energy needed for continuity of operations in the event that military bases or other federal facilities lose primary sources of energy. A new white paper, “7 Strategic Steps for Building Energy Security and Ensuring Mission Readiness in Federal Facilities,” provides guidelines and case studies for developing and implementing energy security programs.
Sponsored By Schneider Electric
For the Defense Department and other federal agencies, the ability to prepare for and recover from energy disruptions is imperative. In a new white paper, “Beyond Appropriated Funding: An Innovative Financial Equation for Building Energy Resilience,” the paper’s authors explore strategies for implementing resiliency plans without placing new burdens on appropriated funding sources.
This ebook provides insight into the current government threat landscape, and how best to address them. See how an analytics-driven approach to security is being used at Fairfax County and City of Los Angeles in this guide.
This IDC analyst report dives into what to look for in an IT infrastructure monitoring solution, its benefits, key characteristics of modern infrastructure solutions and how best to implement a new or improved infrastructure monitoring approach.
As government agencies work to meet growing demands in cybersecurity, the federal shared service aimed at doing just that – the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program – is entering its third phase. The Department of Homeland Security and the General Services Administration, which administer the CDM program, are rolling out Phase 3 with its focus on providing greater and timelier insight into what’s happening on the networks. Along with that is a new acquisition strategy known as DEFEND to provide for better tools for rapid response and recovery. Find out more about CDM’s Phase 3.
Sponsored By Fortinet, Akamai, Forcepoint, Tanium
Officially known as Chief Information Officer – Commodities and Solutions, CIO-CS charges the lowest fees of any Government-Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) vehicle. Learn why CIO-CS and its companion contracts have
emerged as some of the easiest to use, most economical and most far-reaching in the federal space
Sponsored By CDW-G
Water is essential to life, yet you can drown in it. Such is the paradox of big data. The relentless deluge of digital information surging into federal agencies threatens to overwhelm them. That data could also be agencies’ salvation. Contained within the vast and ever-enlarging seas of data are opportunities to streamline operations and dramatically advance agencies’ missions. In “Modernizing Federal IT,” learn about using technology to improve collaboration; IT and managed services; going mobile to full advantage; and the next-generation data center.
Sponsored By Iron Bow Technologies, Cisco, Dell, Intel
With the advent of cloud, IoT, and other next-gen technologies, the Federal government's digital footprint is
growing at an exponential rate. But as the amount of data explodes, so does the number of cyber adversaries and vulnerabilities in our government’s networks.
Sponsored By IBM
Digital transformation requires a holistic strategy of modernizing legacy systems and IT services, streamlining business processes, and creating a culture and workforce that can adapt to change. For agencies working through this process, it also means incorporating new approaches to developing software, managing technology, and delivering services to employees and the citizens they serve.
Sponsored By CGI
Automated customer service, route planning and navigation, and language translation are just some the artificial intelligence (AI) applications that have become
mainstream over the past few years. They are in fact so common, many people don’t even perceive them as AI.
Sponsored By KPMG, Hitachi Vantara Federal, Blueprism
Today’s enterprise security professionals are looking for a security platform that goes beyond traditional security event and incident management systems. Read more to learn about an innovation that provides the opportunity to tap into a virtual command and control structure to help you address previous gaps in intelligence, speed, and accuracy.
E-signature technology can lower the cost of operations and facilitate agency-wide digitization, among other benefits. As with any enterprise-wide technology, though, integration has its challenges. Learn from the experiences of six organizations that use OneSpan Sign e-signature technology.
Sponsored By OneSpan
Unshackling operations from legacy systems and freeing data from silos isn’t easy. Yet migrating information and business processes to a cloud environment often improves the security of operations and the service delivered to customers. The challenge for federal IT leaders has been getting there with minimal disruption. Increasingly, they’re finding a way, blazing paths across the federal sector that converge in the cloud.
Sponsored By General Dynamics Information Technology, Acquia, Rubrik, Amazon Web Services, Jive, FSLogix, Microsoft Azure Government
The fast-evolving nature of cyber threats complicates efforts to protect against those vulnerabilities. Some federal agencies are responding by finding ways to use existing cyber-security tools more effectively.
Sponsored By KPMG
Liberated from desktop work environments, growing numbers of federal workers outfitted with mobile devices are transforming the way government agencies do business, routinely collecting data in the field and transforming it into actionable information without having to rely on deskbound PCs.
Sponsored By Panasonic
Traditional IT Asset Management (ITAM) tools lack the capability to accurately catalog the entire universe of software, hardware, and virtual devices attached to their networks. Consequently, many IT staffs struggle to monitor an ever-expanding array of IT assets, hampering effective management while increasing cybersecurity risks.
Sponsored By Flexera
Until recently, agencies have been slow to move identity management of network users from on-premise processes to cloud-based solutions. That is changing. As agencies modernize and migrate more of their operations to cloud environments, identity management is finding its place in the cloud.
Sponsored By Okta
Exponential growth in network traffic and the subsequent proliferation of IP addresses has created a target-rich environment of entry points that hackers are exploiting to gain unauthorized access to sensitive networks. Simply hardening perimeter security is no longer sufficient. Government IP addresses are particularly vulnerable, particularly as compared to other sectors, and the rate at which breaches occur at federal agencies has tripled in the past two years. A new approach to network security, the IMPRES Cyberspace Operations Infrastructure (ICSOI), takes a more comprehensive approach to the complex challenges of cybersecurity.
Sponsored By IMPRES Technology
Hybrid cloud solutions use existing resources to improve functionality and flexibility – without the expense of developing new infrastructure or hiring expensive IT workers. These best practices will maximize the speed, efficiency and security of your hybrid cloud.
Sponsored By DLT Solutions and NetApp
With the right tools, organizations can migrate to the cloud without sacrificing performance and scale. A pair of services from, Cloud Volumes for AWS and ONTAP Cloud, help federal agencies to secure and seamlessly manage data across environments.
Use a single service to back up and restore your Office 365, Sharepoint, Salesforce and other online business data. Meet regulatory and business compliance requirements with a cloud ready service
NetApp HCI can help you build a Next Generation Data Center that breaks through the limits of hyper converged solutions, unleashes the power of data and delivers a new competitive advantage.
A fundamental challenge of IT modernization is to harness data – distributed, dynamic and diverse – and employ it in ways that will create value across an entire enterprise. NetApp Data Fabric delivers hybrid cloud data services that seamlessly manage data across a diverse spectrum of IT resources.
Microsoft Office 365 and other software-as-a-service solutions can be vulnerable to data loss, security issues and unscheduled downtime. NetApp Cloud Control service provides backup, recovery, business continuity, multi-layer security and simplified management.
In an era of digital disruption, organizations that successfully harness the power of data will thrive. To begin, make your organization data-centric; control and secure your data in a hybrid cloud; accelerate IT innovation to drive business growth.
Cloud Marketplace delivers the industry’s most complete cloud data services, from integration and protection to optimization – on all the biggest clouds.
Microsoft Office 365 and other software-as-a-service solutions can benefit from extra layers of protection to guard against data loss, security issues and unscheduled downtime. NetApp Cloud Control service provides backup, recovery, business continuity, multi-layer security and simplified management.
Migrating large amounts of data between domains, platforms, technologies and formats is daunting, despite its increasing regularity. The NetApp Cloud Sync service is a simple, secure, and automated way to migrate data to any target, in the cloud or on site.
Advanced cyber threats, cloud computing, and exploding traffic volume pose significant challenges if you are responsible for your organization’s network security and performance management. The concept of ‘network visibility’ is frequently introduced as the key to improvement. But what exactly is network visibility and how does it help an organization keep its defenses strong and optimize performance? This ebook, presented in the straight-forward style of the For Dummies series, describes the concept from the ground up. Download this guide to learn how to use a visibility foundation to access all the relevant traffic moving through your organization and deliver the information you need to protect and maximize customer experience.
Sponsored By Ixia, A Keysight Business
Successfully migrating data from in-house servers to the cloud can be a boon to federal agencies. Done well, cloud migration can dramatically improve the way government stores and uses data to attain their missions. But inhabiting the cloud doesn’t just happen. Getting there is a process that begins with planning and smart decision-making. Mapping a sensible route at the outset of the process greatly improves the odds of a smooth implementation and a seamless transition to the cloud. Among the most critical issues to consider are security and accreditation, including user authentication, monitoring, data reporting, and security perimeter protection.
Sponsored By Affigent, Oracle
Defense readiness depends on technology; and not just advanced weaponry, but technology that helps the military maintain the readiness of those systems. Defense agencies are increasingly turning to advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, the cloud, and advanced data analytics to maintain a peak level of readiness.
Positive interactions between citizens and government agencies don’t happen without some forethought and effort, especially where technology is concerned. Citizens interacting with the government expect the same type of service they receive from online commercial companies: fast, easy, and user-friendly. Can agencies deliver? At a recent Citizen Engagement Summit, government and industry experts discussed best methods.
Sponsored By General Dynamics Information Technology, Acquia, Dynatrace, Nuxeo, BMC, Hootsuite, Granicus, Carahsoft
Are you capitalizing on the full potential of data analytics? In our big data primer, you’ll learn how to overcome key challenges facing organizations today. The future belongs to organizations that leverage their data most effectively, so don't wait.
Sponsored By Pure Storage
The Department of Defense has many reasons to move quickly on cloud migration, not the least of which is to enable emerging technologies, which are necessary to increasing operational speed and agility. The military has multiple options for cloud, but only a hybrid cloud model will give the DoD and services the single, consistent orchestration of services across public- and private cloud that is needed. Read more about what the DoD can accomplish with a hybrid cloud.
Sponsored By Microsoft
The universe of IT tools developed to help government agencies achieve their missions is rapidly expanding. So, too, the means for acquiring them. GSA has moved to streamline acquisition of IT tools and services that combat cyberhackers, migrate operations to the cloud and use professional-services providers, to name a few.
As agencies modernize with technologies such as high-definition content, internet-based sensors and artificial intelligence, they can bump up against network problems in the form of insufficient capacity, flexibility or scalability. Some older networks with manual processes and legacy protocols can’t adjust to the demands of the new technologies. Two industry leaders have come together with a fix: adaptive networking.
Read how this solution is helping agencies reach their modernization goals.
Sponsored By CenturyLink and Ciena
In the federal sector, building a modern information technology infrastructure is an endeavor that shouldn’t focus primarily on technology. IT is the means, not the end. Successful modernization efforts aim to help agencies achieve mission goals through better business operations, and information technology is the fundamental tool for reinventing operations.
Sponsored By CenturyLink
DHS has mandated DMARC email authentication to protect .GOV domains from fraud and malicious emails. However, implementing DMARC can be difficult to implement and maintain in complex government enterprises. In this whitepaper, you'll learn about a solution that offers a turnkey "email authentication as a service" product for U.S. federal agencies and .GOV domains that provides worldwide visibility to all email senders using your domain. This solution fixes common challenges implementing DMARC so you never unintentionally block good email and offers a cost effective and streamlined path to DHS BOD 18-01 compliance.
Agencies are starting to realize that identity and access management (IAM) is critical to the success of digital initiatives. In this enterprise outlook, we explore how to develop a strong IAM through cloud-based models and multi-factor authentication.
Even as a more technologically savvy workforce is emerging at a time of digital innovation, the potential still exists for new and increased insider threats. Because of this cultural shift, government agencies are starting to adapt their views on security, and implementing new processes and solutions for mitigating evolving threats. Download this digital dialogue to learn more highlights from our recent cybersecurity webcast series.
Sponsored By Forcepoint
The traditional concept of security has changed dramatically and continues to change. Between the dissolving network perimeter, mobile devices, and running workloads on the cloud, the challenge of ensuring a consistent security posture requires a new approach. The focus has shifted to continuous monitoring of all network endpoints wherever they may exist and ensuring data protection by enforcing more thorough and consistent identity policies. Agencies must ensure people logging on to their network are truly who they claim to be. This Enterprise Outlook report “Identity-Driven Security” will help inform your choices and strategies as you navigate this changing security landscape.
Sponsored By Microsoft Azure Government
Over the years, the architecture of wireless local area networks (WLANs) has evolved to keep pace with changing wireless needs and updated 802.11 standards and amendments. As WLAN has become more critical and reliable, the concept of an all-wireless office is becoming a reality for many organizations.
Sponsored By Mojo Networks
On October 16, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security announced that it is requiring federal agencies to implement Domain-based Message Authentication Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) on their email-sending domains within 90 days. This directive is a step on the right track to help prevent email fraud, however agencies still have more progress to make.
Sponsored By Valimail
Download this summary to access key highlights and takeaways from our recent event, “Digital Transformation: Laying the Foundation for IT Modernization” event in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 25, hosted by MetTel.
Sponsored By MetTel
Many organizations across federal and state and local agencies are in need of a more reliable, more available and higher performing network. Download this whitepaper to learn about the benefits of SD-WAN powered by MetTel Federal and how it can provide an effective solution for your agency.