Network Visibility for Modernized Cybersecurity
The federal government faces ongoing cybersecurity challenges with network infrastructure, which are vulnerable to a wide range of risks, both physical and cyber threats. Sophisticated hackers and nation-states continue to exploit vulnerabilities in an effort to steal information looking to disrupt, destroy, or threaten essential services.
Through ongoing IT modernization initiatives like the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) program and adopting the Zero Trust cybersecurity model, Federal agencies are looking to future proof their network with scalable, efficient, high performance architecture that can adapt to future challenges.
The JEDI initiative (General Purpose Enterprise Cloud) was developed to modernize the Department of Defenses (DoD) tech infrastructure, which entails overhauling the DoD’s IT and cloud infrastructure to provide fast, responsive and adaptive cloud services to users at all classification levels. Including a fortified system with enhanced cyber defenses and robust encryption and push for secure edge devices to be used in military operations, that are durable, ruggedized, and provide portable compute and storage for rapid deployable data centers.
The Zero Trust initiative is designed to prevent data breaches by eliminating the concept of trust from an organization’s network architecture, born out the principle of “never trust, always verify.” Zero Trust protects modern digital environments by leveraging network segmentation, preventing lateral movement, providing threat prevention, and simplifying user-access control.
These initiatives help create a foundation for efficient data sharing, advanced data analytics capabilities, and cutting edge cybersecurity posture for the Department of Defense.
Ensuring Federal Teams Have Complete Visibility
It all starts with complete network visibility. Creating end-to-end visibility eliminates dangerous blind spots and improves cybersecurity solutions for both JEDI and Zero Trust. Utilizing Network TAPs and packet brokers at the physical layer ensures 100% packet capture, which then allows the tools you deploy in your security stack to have the visibility necessary to monitor, protect, block and analyze traffic in real time, all the time.
The federal government has long used Garland Technology to provide visibility solutions, from custom developed rugged extreme environment network TAPs, uni-directional data diodes, to portable easy-to-use TAPs for DoD and federal civilian Cyber Protection Team Fly-Away Kits.
Garland Technology currently has active resale relationships with partners who are holders of the following Government contracts:
• NASA-SEWP V
• DHS-Eagle II
• DISA-ENCORE III
• Air Force-NETCENTS-2
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Network Best Practices for the Federal Government:
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Creating a foundation of visibility is key for network management. Once deployed, network TAPs allow you to access that point in your network at any time. Many federal agencies have adopted the stance of tapping all critical links for easy access during troubleshooting or inevitable security breaches.
"The military is undergoing increased pressure to deliver data faster, with accuracy and reliability, and working with Garland Technology, as a proven leader for network access equipment, has resulted in our ability to forecast, plan, and assess, proactively, as a business driver."
Federal Network Resources
Zero Trust Cybersecurity
This white paper explores current tactics for federal agencies to achieve cybersecurity maturity with federal programs like the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM).
Security Visibility Best Practices
This EMA (Enterprise Management Associates) whitepaper explores best practices on how enterprises use network visibility for both inline and out-of-band security solution use cases.
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