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Varonis to Support DOD Zero Trust Effort With Data Security Platform

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Varonis to Support DOD Zero Trust Effort With Data Security Platform

The U.S. government has selected Varonis Systems’ Data Security Platform for the Department of Defense Zero Trust Testbed initiative.

The testbed is located at DreamPort, a Columbia, Maryland-based facility for cyber innovation, collaboration and prototyping. The facility was created through a partnership between the U.S. Cyber Command and the Maryland Innovation and Security Institute.

The Varonis Data Security Platform will be used to test new strategies inside a zero trust cybersecurity-hardened cloud environment, the company said in a June 9 press release.

In 2020, the National Information Assurance Partnership granted common criteria certification for the Varonis platform.

NIAP is a government initiative that leads the evaluation of commercial information technology and cybersecurity solutions for use in systems designed for national security.

Varonis says that its platform was engineered to support Microsoft’s Government Community Cloud Impact Level 2 and GCC High Impact Level 4 environments.

The solution also supports Microsoft 365 Government and Microsoft Azure Government for DOD Impact Level 5, which covers controlled unclassified information.

According to the New York-headquartered firm, the platform aligns with the National Security Agency‘s recent guidance on zero trust, titled “Embracing a Zero Trust Security Model.”

The guidance details how the deployment of zero trust security principles can help cybersecurity professionals secure enterprise networks and sensitive information from new tactics, techniques and processes used by hackers and nation states to penetrate the U.S. government’s systems.

The zero trust initiative at the DreamPort cyber innovation facility is part of a joint effort between the USCC, the Defense Information Systems Agency and the NSA.

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Tags: cyber innovation cybersecurity Defense Information Systems Agency DISA DreamPort Maryland Innovation and Security Institute National Security Agency NSA US Cyber Command USCC Varonis Data Security Platform Varonis Systems zero trust