General Dynamics [GD] Missions Systems said this week it has entered into two partnerships to leverage new cloud computing security and data encryption capabilities for its data sharing capability offered to government customers.
GD’s Route 66 data sharing tool will now integrate with Bitglass’ Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) technology and data security company Vera’s Always-on File encryption tool that officials said will help address customers’ need to ensure data protection once information is shared outside of their enterprise networks.
The deal with Bitglass, announced Monday, will build out the Route 66 CASB to offer end-to-end encryption for all federal IT applications, according to GD.
“Organizations can confidently migrate, protect, and monitor applications and data across multiple cloud providers with the Route 66 Cyber CASB,” Chris Brady, president of GD Mission Systems, said in a statement. “General Dynamics’ time-proven, high-grade protection and deep mission understanding coupled with Bitglass’ CASB, will accelerate the adoption of government-ready cloud security solutions.”
The new partnership with Vera, announced Thursday, will incorporate the company’s data security tool for GD’s Route 66 Cyber Enterprise Digital Rights Management software as a service data tool.
“Strengthening the security posture of government and critical infrastructure systems, applications and data is one of the most important challenges we face as a nation,” Chris Brady, president of GD Mission Systems, said in a statement. “We are coupling General Dynamics’ time-proven, high-grade encryption and deep mission understanding with Vera’s commercially deployed, innovative, and user friendly technology to accelerate the adoption of government-ready solutions.”
GD’s Route 66 capability includes cyber security and encryption products for data sharing, and will now include Vera’s “ scalable, easy-to-integrate platform” to provide government IT officials greater control over protecting data once it is left their own enterprise network.
“General Dynamics Mission Systems is a world leader in defense-grade security and products, and we look forward to working together to provide government agencies a credible way to confidently collaborate with partners while managing the cyber risk posed by third parties,” Carlos Delatorre, CEO of Vera, said in a statement.