US-based technology integrator World Wide Technology (WWT) has entered into a strategic partnership with Tanium to deliver an endpoint platform to the US Air Force (USAF).
Under the terms of the agreement, the companies will jointly develop a platform for 15-second visibility and control across endpoints including laptop computers, desktop computers, servers, and mobile devices worldwide under the framework of the Automated Remediation and Asset Discovery (ARAD) contract.
WWT Federal Sales vice-president Bill E. McKeon said: "WWT is extremely proud to provide the US Air Force with unprecedented speed, scalability and reliability required for defending the Air Force Network (AFNet) against today's cyber threat landscape.
"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 US government and military agencies will increase security and cost savings for the Air Force."
Awarded in December 2015, the ARAD contract aims at supporting 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 the deal, 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, which stretches across roughly 200 operating locations such as the Active Duty Air Force, Air National Guard, and Air Force Reserve installations, consists of about 900,000 endpoints on the Non-Secure Internet Protocol Network (NIPR) and 500,000 endpoints on the Secure Internet Protocol Network (SIPR).