The Defence Innovation Unit (DIU), a part of the Department of Defence (DoD) focused on scaling commercial technology across the US military, has contracted Google Cloud for its secure cloud management (SCM) solution.
With plans to be implemented across the DIU’s systems, Google anticipates the possibility of further adoption amongst defence agencies worldwide.
SCM is a container-based solution developed in partnership with Palo Alto Networks for secure application access and monitoring built on Google Cloud’s “access anywhere” offering.
It uses zero trust principles and sticks to the idea that implicit trust at any point in the system can create risks to maintain the highest security standards.
Lynn Martin, Google Cloud’s VP for the North America public sector, said: “In today’s new cybersecurity paradigm, it’s critical that government agencies see the benefits of adopting a zero trust security strategy and have the option of selecting more modern, cloud native solutions that meet their unique needs.”
The awarding of the contract follows a year-long prototype with Google that aimed to provide DIU with fast and secure access to software as a service (SaaS) applications.
Looking to revamp your digital transformation strategy? Learn more about the in-person Digital Transformation Week North America taking place in Santa Clara, CA on 11-12 May and discover key strategies for making your digital efforts a success.
Explore other upcoming enterprise technology events and webinars powered by TechForge here.
Department of defence, google cloud, US military
Your email address will not be published.
Cloud Tech promotes industry thought leadership content from industry brands, businesses and analysts, partnering with writers and bloggers to deliver insight and advice on cloud IT strategy to our extensive audience of CIOs and IT managers.
Covering SaaS news, cloud computing jobs, virtualization strategy, cloud apps and enterprise IT, private and public cloud, system security, cloud apps, CRM and cloud communications, Cloud Tech provides the latest insight that enables CIOs to make informed decisions about IT strategy.
Copyright © 2022 Cloud Computing News. All Rights Reserved.
Not subscribed / a member yet?
Step 1 of 3
Already a member / subscriber?