Feb 7, 2015
One – Two Punch!
4K Solutions was contacted by a U.S. Army Tactical Division G6 Information Security Officer to help solve their Expeditionary Cyber Security “issues”.
Problem: Currently fielded US Army / DISA (DoD) HBSS solutions proved to be too complicated and cumbersome to deploy across tactical satellite links at their Brigade and Battalion deployed locations for non Information Assurance soldiers.
The Army Tactical Division’s stated issues:
“Division is unable to secure expeditionary networks or workstations in a high-risk environment. Existing cyber security tools for scanning and patching are largely based on the Battle Command Common Server (BCCS) Program of Record. These are reactive security approaches that do not ensure the security of a system prior to an attack. Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), requires significant training and resources to operate and maintain while still being a reactive in nature. Existing patching and threat mitigation tools are too complex to install and operate, do not provide immediate feedback, and require administrators to initiate most actions. Existing systems are also too large to deploy via commercial aircraft and require HVAC and power associated with an established command post or data center.”
Solution: 4K Solutions quickly assessed their requirements for a easy-to-use Information Security Solution that scales across low-bandwidth and high latency satellite and cellular networks.
4K Solutions designed a light-weight, tactical laptop information security solution “4K Solutions Expeditionary Cyber Security Server Package” using key technologies from Getac, IBM and ForeScout.
Validation: The 4K Solutions Expeditionary Cyber Security Server Package running BigFix and ForeScout was validated by a US Army CyberSecurity lab!
BigFix combined with ForeScout Technologies “CounterACT’s provide an unparalleled Information Security capability that provides easy to use.. Real-Time Network Visibility & Network Access Control – Quickly identifies rogue or devices that are not DISA /STIG Complaint and Takes Action – NOW!
4K Solutions has led all of US Army and National Guard efforts to validate and support States, Network Enterprise Center’s (NEC), and Infantry Division & Brigade level BigFix & ForeScout roll-outs.
Don’t settle for 70% Compliance reporting – Contact 4K Solutions today to get your garrison and expeditionary networks 90% of more compliant.