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Amazon, Walmart, eBay Eye Potential $50B Market for Federal Online Purchases

The General Services Administration plans to implement e-marketplace platforms to help agencies speed up the procurement of products online and Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN), eBay (Nasdaq: EBAY) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) are expressing interest in gaining a share of that market that could reach $50B annually, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

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Gigamon’s Dennis Reilly: Next-Gen Network Packet Brokers Could Provide Agencies Pervasive Visibility

Dennis Reilly, vice president of federal at Gigamon, has said government agencies should have pervasive visibility into their virtual and physical networks, cloud environments and encrypted traffic to quickly detect breaches and defend their information technology infrastructure against adversaries.

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Attila Receives NIAP Certification for Two Cybersecurity Offerings; Greg Smith Quoted

The National Information Assurance Partnership has certified two Attila Security offerings for compliance with the NIAP Common Criteria framework. Attila said Thursday the certification makes the Silent Edge Enterprise Server and the GoSilent mobile client eligible for procurement by government agencies.

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Forescout’s Katherine Gronberg: Agencies Should Close Visibility Gap Linked to Nontraditional Endpoints

Katherine Gronberg, vice president of government affairs at Forescout Technologies (Nasdaq: FSCT), has said federal agencies should have better visibility of nontraditional endpoints within their information technology systems to help ensure network security.

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Microsoft Launches Cloud Security Services for Public Sector

Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) has introduced two cloud-based cybersecurity service offerings for Office 365 GCC High customers in the government sector. Cloud App Security and Azure Advanced Threat Protection are designed to help public sector organizations protect mission-critical information, according to a blog post published Monday on Microsoft's website.

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Symantec’s Aubrey Merchant-Dest: Interoperability Could Improve Agency IT Security Posture

Aubrey Merchant-Dest, federal chief technology officer at Symantec, has said government agencies should work to achieve interoperability to improve their security posture, address tool complexity, reduce costs and establish a framework to leverage automation.

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