The U.S. Army has awarded a team of InfoReliance and McAfee a potential five-year, $182 million contract to provide managed cybersecurity technology platforms and services for the service branch.
The companies will field and operate the Army Endpoint Security System through a managed platform-as-a-service model to provide global situational awareness capabilities, InfoReliance said Thursday.
The AESS platform will work to increase the military branchâs endpoint protection, automate reporting metrics to the Defense Departmentâs Cyber Scorecard and reduce the service’s attack surface.
The Army awarded the competitively procured contract to the industry team through InfoReliance-owned SEWP SolutionsÂ joint venture under NASAâs Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V government-wide acquisition contract.
Aaron Faulkner, chief strategy officer at InfoReliance, said the contract seeks to reflect the companyâs efforts to implement and deliver McAfee platforms as a service in an effort to provide cyber defense capabilities to clients.
The managed platform will be hosted at Army-operated data centers and will work to provide threat detection and response functionality through McAfeeâs Threat Intelligence Exchange designed to leverage the companyâs Data Exchange Layer offering to facilitate threat information sharing.
McAfee and InfoReliance will respectively deliver and manage the AESS platform that will work to provide visibility of the Armyâs approximately 1.4 million endpoint devices worldwide.