Optiv awarded first enterprise contract under Ottawa’s CSPV initiative

Information security company Optiv Canada today announced it has been awarded the first major enterprise contract under Shared Services Canada’s (SSC) cybersecurity procurement vehicle (CSPV) for its network device authentication (NDA) offering.

CSPV is a collaborative environment formed to manage device certificates across the federal government’s IT infrastructure.

“It’s estimated there will be nearly 1.5 million devices connected to the Government of Canada’s infrastructure at any one time within the next four years,” said Cheryl McGrath, area vice president and country general manager for Optiv Canada. “A manual approach to network access is unsustainable and opens everyone up to operational and security risks.”

The NDA offering, the company said, was delivered in partnership with Venafi, which develops software to secure and protect cryptographic keys and digital certificates, and Crypto4A, a cybersecurity vendor whose offering manages the lifecycle of device keys for Zero Trust-based architectures.

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