As Department of Defense contractors are mindful of the new cybersecurity requirements being imposed by DoD, it is important that they stay ahead of the game and get CMMC ready! Recently, we were able to enable one of our major Defense Industrial base customers targeted at CMMC level 4 to move to a secure, managed cloud environment with our Managed Security Service, ARMED™ suite and Microsoft GCC-High. This approach improved service quality, positively impacted cyber maturity and reduced total cost of ownership while getting them ready for the impending CMMC assessments.
The Client and the Challenge
Our client is a large defense industry base contractor with over 15,000 employees worldwide and clientele that includes the DoD, civilian agencies, and the intelligence community. The main goal was achieving a higher level of Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification to gain the competitive advantage in the marketplace. Their high CMMC rating will make it easier to compete for upper level contracts and will allow them to protect existing contracts. The high level of CMMC will also lead them to support their mission critical infrastructure and collaboration needs that would help them modernize their infrastructure and empower their users to collaborate more effectively and securely.
As mentioned in our previous blog post, the ARMED product suite can help you get level 4 and 5 CMMC certified. By partnering with Microsoft and utilizing the Government Community Cloud along with our ARMEDTM product suite, we were able to help our client modernize their critical infrastructure and prepare for a higher level CMMC. By using the ARMED portal as a business solution, our customer was allowed access to continuously monitor and manage third party vendors’ cyber maturity to more effectively understand their security, particularly on the ARMED Overwatch Module. Our client was also able to monitor their progress and break down regulations to see workflows in their CMMC progress.
As a result, our client made a five-year commitment to use M365 GCCH as their productivity, intelligent communications, and ARMED for their security platform, D365 GCCH as their CRM, and AzureGov as their modern datacenter.