Xage, the zero trust real-world security company, has announced its aggregation partnership with Four Inc., a boutique aggregator providing technology solutions to the public sector to expedite zero trust adoption across the US government. Four Inc. will provide Xage’s solutions to the public sector through Four Inc.’s NASA Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V and Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software 2 (ITES-SW2) contracts and its network of channel partners as part of their boutique aggregation programme. The programme offers key elements to support and grow Xage’s public sector business, including multi-year financial solutions and as-as-service offerings.
Following increased cyberattacks on US critical infrastructure, federal leaders have called for improved cybersecurity posture across government agencies. Integrated IT, operational technology (OT), and cyber-physical systems (CPS) can especially benefit from zero trust approaches since these distributed environments feature complex automated interactions and may contain legacy technologies that lack built-in security controls. These systems also typically require remote access, which, without zero trust, can be exploited to carry out ransomware attacks and disrupt operations. Xage’s zero trust approach reduces the cyberattack surface and protects against evolving threats, all while avoiding the rip-and-replace of existing operational equipment and network architectures.
“TSA alerts and White House Executive Orders direct both critical infrastructure and government agencies to embrace a zero trust architecture, especially to secure interconnected CPS and IT systems. To meet this need, we searched for a way to quickly provide our solutions to the public sector and help secure crucial government systems, and this partnership with Four Inc. was the ideal vessel,” said Darron Makrokanis, Chief Revenue Officer at Xage. “Alongside Four Inc.’s deep relationships with government agencies, we’ll not only accelerate zero trust adoption, but continue expanding our federal business.”
A testament to this growth and momentum, Xage recently welcomed Joe Nestor to the company as VP of Global Business Development and Strategic Alliances to advance both US federal and global strategic partnerships. He brings years of experience from leadership roles at D2iQ, Druva, Tenable Network Security, and Booz Allen Hamilton.
“We are looking to package a subset of vendor technologies to enable zero trust security efforts, to improve security across IT and OT networks, and to help our customers adhere to new cyber policy to improve our nation’s cybersecurity. We’re excited to partner with Xage and their team of experts to provide our channel solutions for their customers to keep pace with new cyber policies, and comply with new requirements to improve our nation’s cybersecurity posture through zero trust approaches.” said Chris Wilkinson, SVP of Platform Sales at Four Inc.
Federal agencies, critical infrastructure operators, and global industrial organisations already trust Xage’s technology, including the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Department of Energy (DOE). Xage was recently recognised in the Gartner 2022 Innovation Insight for CPS Protection Platforms report, as well as in the firm’s 2022 Market Guide for OT Security.
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