The Federal Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) has endorsed Australian cybersecurity firm archTIS, and added the company's data protection product to the DTA's Cloud Services Panel as an endorsed cloud product.
The Cloud Services Panel (CSP) is a cloud services procurement panel designed for the Federal Government, as well as Commonwealth, State and Territory governments, universities, and local councils.
The CSP is also designed to simplify and accelerate the procurement process for those institutions by standardising terms and conditions, as well as providing a pre-determined value-for-money assessment. Agencies can then avoid traditional and often lengthy procurement processes.
archTIS' Kojensi Gov solution is a secure content and collaboration cloud service hosted within an ASD-accredited PROTECTED cloud environment. Released in April 2019, It offers in-built government-compliant data classification (PSPF) and meets information management standards and security (ISM) requirements.
That solution will now be part of the CSP, after passing the DTA's detailed assessment process. The assessment analysed Kojensi Gov's compliance, fit-for-purpose for government, as well as price and security to offer an endorsement for value-for-money cloud services.
Commenting on the inclusion, archTIS managing director Daniel Lai says, “This panel is an important step in the go-to-market strategy for Kojensi Gov. This opens up an enormous marketplace for agencies and institutions that need to share information between and within government at the classified level. We expect that inclusion on the panel will support the faster conversion of opportunities in this sector, as government agencies and institutions begin to more quickly adopt cloud services, in line with Australian Government policy.
This also follows on from a successful beta program with the Attorney General's department earlier this year for a pilot of Kojensi Gov.
The Kojensi Gov launch followed the expansion of the Beta Program to include the Aged Care Royal Commission, and the Company's International Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment at the PROTECTED level. Completion of the IRAP assessment by the Australian Signals Directorate notifies government of Kojensi Gov's compliance with all necessary security controls to protect government information at the PROTECTED level,” the company announced in April.
“archTIS will now use its established network of strategic partners and resellers to accelerate the commercialisation of the product. With a broad range of commercial opportunities already identified, Kojensi Gov is expected to be met with strong interest and demand.