DISA chooses RedSeal for DoD cybersecurity

FORT MEADE, Md. The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) -- a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency tasked with operating the information infrastructure of the national leadership and the military services -- has awarded RedSeal (Sunnyvale, Calif.) a multiyear contract for its network-modeling and risk-scoring platform; the contract is valued at $33.8 million.

As part of the agencywide effort to create a highly resilient global network, DISA will use RedSeal to model and continuously monitor the infrastructure of the Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) security architecture, provide visibility into network segmentation, and measure overall resiliency to deliver risk-based situational awareness. JRSS performs firewall functions, intrusion detection and prevention, enterprise management, virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), and other network-security capabilities.

According to DISA, the regionally distributed JRSS will eventually support more than 95 percent of the DoD’s network.

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