ECS has won a 5-year, $430 million recompete contract to support the Army Endpoint Security Solution.
Under the contract, ECS will continue providing managed service operations and developing enhanced functionality for AESS 2.0, the next generation of the AESS platform. The work is overseen by U.S. Army Cyber Command, and AESS protects up to 800,000 endpoints across the Army unclassified and classified networks.
“For the past six years, ECS has provided ARCYBER with industry-leading managed IT and cybersecurity services,” said John Heneghan, president of ECS. “AESS 2.0 will not only improve the security of Army networks, but also enhance the Army’s threat intelligence capabilities by enabling the solution to integrate with the Army’s big data platform, GABRIEL NIMBUS, as well as other Department of Defense (DoD) data platforms.”
As the AESS managed services provider, ECS provides the Army with traditional and advanced protections (such as data loss prevention, extended detection and response and machine learning), threat prevention, web control, firewall and adaptive threat protection.
ECS will also expand the system’s endpoint detection and response capabilities and create a unified asset management system providing increased visibility and management of all network devices.
“Cybersecurity threats continue to evolve, and with AESS 2.0, ECS is collaborating with ARCYBER and the Army’s Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) to deliver a zero-trust solution to help the Army defend its unified networks against these emerging threats,” said Mark Maglin, vice president of DOD cybersecurity at ECS.