Exostar has updated its multi-tenant enterprise collaboration platform to comply with the National Institute of Standards and Technologyâ€™s security controls and Defense Department‘s cybersecurity directives.
The company said Tuesday its collaboration technology offeringÂ is a software-as-a-serviceÂ platform designed to help defense companies, subcontractors and suppliers share files that contain covered defense information with other organizations in accordance with NISTâ€™s special publication 800-171 standard andÂ DoD’s requirements for network and local access.
NIST SP 800-171 is part of DoDâ€™s Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement 252.204-7012 provision that details how contractors and their supply chains should protect CDI from potential cyber attacks.
â€œThe DFARS provision and NIST SP 800-171 standard reflect the need for protection to extend beyond systems and networks to local devices such as laptops, tablets, mobile phones, and USBs,â€ saidÂ Doug Russell, vice president of business solutions at Exostar.
Exostarâ€™s collaboration platform has a multi-factor authentication function, digital rights management tool and online single sign-on access and is hosted in data centers in the U.S. and the U.K.