The public sector is on alert. Cyber breaches occur at an accelerated rate; attackers are getting more intelligent, more sophisticated, and better funded. Government agencies are hypervigilant in their cybersecurity posture response, and the Biden Administration is committed to restoring cybersecurity as a top US priority.
With an estimated $18.78 billion allocated for cybersecurity spending in 2021, eliminating breaches and tightening security is a priority for the government today. But agencies are realizing that the tools they have available, such as perimeter-based security and the traditional firewall approaches, no longer suffice.
To make the most of their resources, organizations need to develop plans with the knowledge that the attackers are already inside the networks. This focus has led to an increased interest in a more sophisticated, nuanced zero-trust security model.
Under the agreement, Carahsoft will make Virsec’s application-aware workload protection solution available through Carahsoft’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2), and National Association of State Procurement Officials (NASPO) ValuePoint contracts and the company’s reseller partners.
Our partnership with Carahsoft is highly beneficial to the public sector because it expands the use and deployment of our application-aware workload protection solution in this dynamic marketplace. Together, we will provide our joint customers with differentiated, scalable solutions that provide a multi-layered defense that neutralizes advanced threats. At the same time, Carahsoft can lead the delivery of solutions designed to protect systems, services, and data from today’s most advanced cybersecurity threats.
The public sector can no longer rely on status quo technologies. We look forward to working with Carahsoft to help agencies strengthen their cybersecurity postures with advanced solutions designed to mitigate the most advanced, evasive threats both now and on the horizon. We have a lot of work to do, but we’re stronger together.