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Veeam Unveils US Federal Subsidiary; Earl Matthews Quoted

Veeam Software has launched a new subsidiary to offer software platforms meant to help federal government customers protect and manage data, workloads and mission-critical applications.

Washington, D.C.-based Veeam Government Solutions has more than 1,200 government clients, including the Department of Defense, intelligence community and civilian agencies, and holds a number of information technology and security certifications, Veeam said Wednesday.

“We founded VGS to be even more hyper-focused on the highest level of security and nimbler in support of federal agency needs,” said Earl Matthews, president and a board member of Veeam Government Solutions. 

Matthews, former senior director for defense policy and strategy at the National Security Council , added that VGS is committed to finding better approaches to help the government protect information and address its data challenges.

Other executives named to VGS’ board of directors are Nick Ayers and Gil Vega. Ayers is managing partner of Ayers Neugebauer & Co. and sits on Veeam Software’s board. Vega is chief information security officer at Veeam Software and has held cybersecurity leadership roles within DOD and intelligence community.

The members of the subsidiary’s independent advisory board are Harry Coker, owner of Primis Principiis and a research fellow at the University of Oxford’s Changing Character of War Centre program; Chad Sweet, co-founder and CEO of The Chertoff Group and former chief of staff of the Department of Homeland Security; and Thomas Trask, president of SO&A Consulting and a retired U.S. Air Force lieutenant general.

VGS has strategic alliance partnerships with several companies, including Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT), Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE), Cisco (Nasdaq: CSCO), Nutanix (Nasdaq: NTNX), Pure Storage (NYSE: PSTG) and NetApp (Nasdaq: NTAP), and offers a platform – Veeam Backup & Replication – that helps agencies manage and protect critical-mission data from ransomware and other cyberthreats.

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