World Wide Technology and Tanium Bring Revolutionary Endpoint Solutions to the U.S. Air Force with the Multi-Million ARAD Contract Award
WWT teamed up with Tanium to deliver a revolutionary endpoint platform to the U.S. Air Force via a recently awarded contract.
Tanium Platform to be Used by U.S. Air Force for 15-Second Visibility and Control Across Endpoints Worldwide
ST. LOUIS – March 30, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc.(WWT), a market leading technology integrator, announced it has teamed with Tanium to deliver a revolutionary endpoint platform to the U.S. Air Force via a recently awarded Automated Remediation and Asset Discovery (ARAD) Contract.
“WWT is extremely proud to provide the U.S. Air Force with unprecedented speed, scalability and reliability required for defending the Air Force Network (AFNet) against today’s cyber threat landscape,” Bill E. McKeon, Vice President of Federal Sales with WWT. “Tanium’s unique approach to endpoint security and systems management coupled with WWT’s proven ability to deliver advanced technology and leading-edge security solutions to the U.S. government and military agencies will increase security and cost savings for the Air Force.”
The ARAD contract was awarded to WWT on December 4, 2015 on its NETCENTS-2 vehicle for which it serves as a prime contractor. The ARAD engagement will support the Cyber Security and Control System, one of the Air Force’s Cyber Weapon System designed to provide 24/7 network operations and management functions to the classified and unclassified networks. Under it, WWT and Tanium will deliver a single, integrated toolset that provides asset discovery and inventory, vulnerability detection and remediation, configuration management, and situational awareness across the entire AFNet.
The AFNet extends to over 200 operating locations, including Active Duty Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve installations. The network itself is comprised of approximately 900,000 endpoints (defined as laptop computers, desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices) on the Non-Secure Internet Protocol Network (NIPR) and 500,000 endpoints on the Secure Internet Protocol Network (SIPR).
Tests proved that the Tanium platform returned results in less than 15 seconds on a simple query on all 150K AFNet endpoints tested, and less than 60 seconds on complex (multivariate) queries on the AFNet. The platform, which leverages Tanium’s patented linear-chaining architecture, can easily support millions of endpoints and sustain optimal performance and reliability without the need for ongoing addition and maintenance of servers to scale. Tanium’s architecture will more effectively protect AFNet endpoints against modern-day cyber threats and allow the Air Force to capture cost efficiencies in IT operations as AFNet grows.
“We’ve seen an overwhelming demand from private and public sector organizations like U.S. Air Force to solve some of the hardest management and security problems in today’s changing landscape,” said co-founder and CEO Orion Hindawi. “Tanium is thrilled to partner with the U.S. Air Force to bring unmatched network visibility and 15-second control within its environments.”
WWT has extensive experience in network segment isolation, including sophisticated dynamic multi-point designs. WWT also has a range of expertise in major network routing and switching topologies. The company has designed and deployed standardized network architectures that protect information integrity and optimize security incident response.
WWT adds the NETCENTS-2 ARAD contract to its well-established list of purchasing vehicles, including SEWP V, NITAAC CIO-CS, ITES-3H and GSA Schedule 70. A complete list of WWT’s federal contracts is available at here.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a leading technology integrator with over $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
Tanium gives the world’s largest enterprises and government organizations the unique power to secure, control and manage millions of endpoints across the enterprise within seconds. Serving as the “central nervous system” for enterprises, Tanium empowers security and IT operations teams to ask questions about the state of every endpoint across the enterprise in plain English, retrieve data on their current state and execute change as necessary, all within seconds. With the unprecedented speed, scale and simplicity of Tanium, organizations now have complete and accurate information on the state of endpoints at all times to more effectively protect against modern day threats and realize new levels of cost efficiency in IT operations. Visit us at www.tanium.com or follow us on Twitter at @Tanium.
Ed Levens, PropelMG for WWT
Alex Plant for Tanium