MCLEAN, Va. and NEW YORK, Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has signed an agreement with CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) to help Northrop Grumman expand its cloud-based services in the health care, civil government, and state and local markets.
Under the agreement announced today, Northrop Grumman will be able to use CA CloudMinder ™ to provide customers with a secure, cost-effective identity and access management (IAM) solution.CA CloudMinder ™ is a software-as-a-service (SaaS)-based service that provides user provisioning, self-service user management and an access request system; strong risk-based authentication; and federated single sign-on for both cloud-based and on-premise applications. With identity federation and single sign-on, users can enter a single password to access any application, whether on the customer's government or company-owned cloud or on Northrop Grumman's cloud infrastructure. Northrop Grumman said it can securely and rapidly migrate and deploy existing and new applications on the cloud for its customers. "Protecting the security and privacy of our clients' information is a top concern for Northrop Grumman. Providing the right access to the right information is also particularly important in the health IT market," said Amy Caro, vice president of health IT programs for Northrop Grumman. "By working together to build a secure cyberspace, Northrop Grumman and CA Technologies will be able to better address our clients' mission needs and deliver cost-effective, low-risk solutions." "The U.S. government's cloud-first strategy, combined with the cybersecurity Executive Order, demands unique solutions that help agencies secure their hybrid IT environments," said Mike Denning, senior vice president and general manager, Security Solutions, CA Technologies. "We look forward to working with Northrop Grumman and supporting its IAM-as-a-service solution for its government customers and improve security and efficiencies, reduce risk, and help meet cybersecurity mandates across cloud and on-premise applications." Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of health IT solutions and services, supporting the continuum of health and human services for federal civilian, military, state and local and international customers. Through the integration of health expertise and information technology, the company supports national health goals to enhance benefits systems solutions, increase the quality and efficiency of health care and improve the health of the population. Additional details are available at www.northropgrumman.com/healthit. CA Technologies provides IT management solutions that help customers manage and secure complex IT environments to support agile business services. Organizations leverage CA Technologies software and SaaS solutions to accelerate innovation, transform infrastructure and secure data and identities, from the data center to the cloud. Learn more about CA Technologies at www.ca.com. Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.