Authernative awarded GSA Schedule contract
The contract, No. GS-35F-0440U, enables Authernative to sell its AuthGuard user-authentication product directly to government agencies.
The addition of Authernative to the GSA Schedule makes AuthGuard user-authentication products widely available to all federal customers while complying with government initiatives including e-authentication, protection of agency-sensitive information, safeguarding personally identifiable information, telework, Policy for a Common Identification Standard for Federal Employees and Contractors, continuity of operations programs and other initiatives designed to ensure secure access in government environments, according to the company.
Through the GSA Schedule contract, Authernative offers a secure and reliable alternative to buying, deploying and managing user authenticators, according to Authernative. The company asserted that its pricing works well with government agencies’ budget models, eliminating the need for replacement cycles and significantly lowering deployment and administration efforts and costs. Authernative AuthGuard also makes it easier to use different forms of authentication based on policies or users’ preferences and provides a simple means of varying authentication methods as the policies or needs evolve, according to the company.
“Authernative recognizes that securing a GSA Schedule contract is an important vote of confidence from the U.S. government,” Authernative CEO Len Mizrah said. “This will enable us to strengthen our government channel to better serve our customers.”
In order to expedite the GSA Schedule contract, Authernative has partnered with the Winvale Group, a Washington, D.C.-based professional services firm with expertise in the GSA Schedule program.