SOSi selected for US Army EITaaS pilot

On September 20, Reston, VA-based SOS International LLC (SOSi) announced it was awarded a competitive subcontract by Verizon to establish a new security operations center and advanced cyber incident response capability for the U.S. Army. The SOSi team is launching the effort to initially support Ft. Polk, Louisiana, as part of a Verizon-led pilot to provide Enterprise Information Technology as a Service (EITaaS) to U.S. Army customers globally.

Within Verizon’s EITaaS environment, Army IT services become standardized, consolidated, and virtualized. Catalogs of software services and hardware configurations can be quickly implemented to meet mission needs, while critical security patches can be pushed across a network instantly, so security and system events are handled autonomously. As part of the pilot, SOSi’s Cyber Incident Response Team responds virtually to the most serious cyber threats to Army systems. As the single point of contact for cyber reporting for all EITaaS data centers, SOSi is responsible for coordinating with other EITaaS team members and Army units to mitigate and defeat cyber threats to Army operations quickly.

“We’ve been a long-term partner of the Army in meeting our nation’s cyber-defense objectives,” said Josh Zloba, SOSi’s vice president for IT solutions. “We pride ourselves on providing exceptional and reliable IT and cybersecurity services to more than 500,000 users on a 24x7x365 basis and keeping our customers’ critical, high-value systems secure through vigilance and proactive engagement with our partners in the cyber arena.”

SOSi has provided IT services to the U.S. Army’s Regional Cyber Centers (RCCs) since 2007, including support in the continental U.S. (CONUS) and Indo-Pacific and European theaters of operation. The company has helped maintain virtually every unclassified and Secret-level server in the Department of Defense Army Information Network (DODIN-A), encompassing tens of thousands of servers worldwide.

“Ensuring the integrity of the U.S. Army’s networks is imperative to the security of the military and our nation,” said Julian Setian, SOSi’s president and CEO. “This contract is the next evolutionary step in SOSi’s 14-year history of securing Army networks and data. Moving to an EITaaS environment is not only a cybersecurity force multiplier, but it also provides the Department of Defense with easy access to a suite of network, security, and information sharing tools capable of enhancing multi-domain operations.”

Source: SOSi

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