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