Tackle CMMC with the Right Tools

Get your certification using the best resources for success.

The Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) enhances protection of sensitive information through five cyber hygiene levels. Each level builds on the previous one and has their own domain requirements. The Department of Defense (DoD) specifies the required level needed for specific contracts to handle Federal Contract Information (FCI) and Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI).

To help you obtain your certification, Cigent has partnered with leading solutions providers to offer affordable, cloud managed, one-stop shop solutions that target exact requirements for your desired level. It can be difficult building your own technology stack; you need to ensure that the CMMC solutions are comparable, and that integration occurs without obstructing the other tools. That’s why Cigent’s one-stop shop intends to help you reach the higher CMMC levels without the burden of searching for, deploying, and managing one-off solutions. This comprehensive CMMC compliance service is backed by years of industry expertise and is based on government/military-grade technology that defends CUI against any threat vector. You need affordable solutions that guarantee achievement of your compliance goals; you’ve come to the right place.

Whitelist Management (PC Matic): Similar to how your firewall uses a deny-all, allow-by-exception approach to only allow approved traffic into your network, whitelisting is the act of employing a deny-all, allow-by-exception security posture at the endpoint. A deny-all approach is the only way to proactively prevent threats; all other detect-and-respond approaches (e.g., EDR, MDR, TDR, EDR, etc.) require the threat to occur before they can counter it. Thanks to its global and patented digital-code-signing-certificate lists, PC Matic’s whitelisting removes deployment and maintenance headaches that are common with other whitelisting technologies. PC Matic is available as a complete endpoint protection product or as a bolt-on complimentary product. It meets CMMC controls for levels 1-3 and addresses the following domains.

  • Access Control (AC)
  • Audit and Accountability (AU)
  • Configuration Management (CM)
  • Media Protection (MP)
  • Risk Assessment (RM)
  • System and Information Integrity (SI)

Physical Security Training (SSU): Physical security means protecting your physical assets that may reside in server rooms, private areas, or even in your home. If your security measures are not up to par, there’s no way to target threats and see where they’re coming from. SSU understands your physical security concerns; they specialize in finding the right solutions for your information systems and maintaining CMMC requirements. Through awareness training in security concepts such as situational response and threat analysis, they teach you how to mitigate risks. They also demonstrate how to develop programs to execute for finding and managing threats. SSU’s services meet CMMC controls for levels 1-3 and address the following domains:

  • Access Control (AC)
  • Awareness and Training (AT)
  • Media Protection (MP)
  • Physical Protection (PE)
  • Personnel Security (PS)

Email and File Share Security (Avanan): The #1 breach threat for users is phishing emails that aim to steal sensitive information. Malware incidence also occurs often where viruses hide in emails and act upon opening. Avanan recognizes these urgent dangers and tackles cyber-attacks through proactive email security that captures, scans, and remediates targeted issues before attacks get to your inbox. If the email is not malicious, it gets delivered. To ensure you’re not exposed from any angle, these security measures extend to internal, inbound, and outbound emails, as well as collaboration on file share apps. Avanan’s “Complete Malware” service option covers level 3 email protections and sandboxing for the following domain:

  • System and Information Integrity (SI)

D³E (Cigent):  Protection of CUI is a critical requirement of CMMC level 3. Cigent’s Dynamic Data Defense Engine™ (D³E) Zero Trust file access controls utilize multi-factor authentication to protect CUI from data theft and ransomware, even if a system is compromised. Its authentication capabilities also allow you or your organization to encrypt and control access to sensitive files. As a result, they are securely stored in any location and shared with only trusted users. D³E meets CMMC controls for levels 1-3 and addresses the following domains:

  • Access Control (AC)
  • Audit and Accountability (AU)
  • Identification and Authentication (IA)
  • Media Protection (MP)
  • System and Communications Protection (SC)
  • System and Information Integrity (SI)

Secure SSD (Cigent): Cigent Secure SSD™ features the first and only family of self-defending storage devices with cybersecurity built into the firmware itself. They include a dedicated security processor that relies on machine learning to detect and respond to ransomware, a keep-alive sensor that automatically encrypts sensitive files if security software is bypassed, and a safe room that makes data invisible to any attacker. When paired with D³E, you can remain confident that your data stays protected throughout the entire device lifecycle. Cigent Secure SSD™ meets CMMC controls for levels 1-3 and addresses the following domains:

  • Access Control (AC)
  • Audit and Accountability (AU)
  • Identification and Authentication (IA)
  • Maintenance (MA)
  • Media Protection (MP)
  • System and Communications Protection (SC)
  • System and Information Integrity (SI)

C4N (Cigent): Imagine having some of the industry’s best cybersecurity professionals monitoring your network traffic 24/7, watching for hackers trying to steal or ransom data from any of the devices on your network.  The Cigent for Networks™ (C4N) service features several layers of advanced network detection and response technology, fully managed by Cigent cybersecurity experts 24/7.  Best of all, C4N is affordable, easy to install, and immediately effective.  It meets CMMC controls for levels 1-3 and addresses the following domains:

  • Access Control (AC)
  • Audit and Accountability (AU)
  • Security Assessment (CA)
  • Configuration Management (CM)
  • Incident Response (IR)
  • Risk Management (RM)
  • System and Communication Protection (SC)
  • System and Information Integrity (SI)

For more information, please contact us at info@ssuinc.us.