PROTECTED Status Enables Apptio to Handle Classified and Highly Sensitive Data for Australia’s Public Sector
Canberra, Australia – Nov. 18, 2020 – Apptio, Inc., a leading provider of technology business management (TBM) solutions that help organisations analyse, plan, and optimise technology spend, today announced that it is undergoing a rigorous assessment to achieve “PROTECTED” status under the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) Information Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP). Apptio’s “PROTECTED” IRAP classification builds on the company’s U.S. government FedRAMP Moderate Certification as well as the Department of Defense (DoD) Impact Level 2 (IL2) certification.
With security top of mind among Australia’s Federal and State Government agencies, IRAP, which is an initiative of the ASD through the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), assesses the implementation and effectiveness of an organisation’s security controls.
“PROTECTED” classification on AWS will position Apptio to deliver its Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions to secure environments in the public sector. Apptio will be working with its Federal public sector partner, Synergy Group Pty Ltd to offer its solutions to government organisations. This includes Australia’s first Technology Business Management as a Service (TBMaaS) offering tailored specifically for public sector organisation requirements.
Apptio is undergoing an independent assurance audit for the IRAP classification through digital transformation company, north. This audit evaluates Apptio’s information security team, legal as well as internal compliance and audit departments to ensure they adhere to industry best practices for security and comply with the Australian government’s requirements.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the expansion of cloud-based solutions across all sectors, including the public sector. This comes with the challenge of managing IT investments in a rapidly changing environment where budget constraints are being placed on IT spend,” said Jason Moore, Public Sector Director at Apptio, Australia and New Zealand. “Apptio’s ‘PROTECTED’ IRAP classification will give Federal and State Government agencies in Australia and New Zealand the certainty that organisational data is protected according to ASD requirements as they look to Apptio to help them deliver better technology and business outcomes in this very dynamic environment.”
In order to deliver organisational effectiveness and efficient insights using Apptio, organisations need access to a wide range of data types and sources – everything from general ledger (GL) data, infrastructure and human resources (HR) data, as well as public cloud provider billing data. This breadth of aggregate data has been seen as a risk and even a barrier to implementing TBM solutions. With the “PROTECTED” status, Apptio’s public sector customers will be able to use the full power of their organisational data to make better and faster IT decisions, and ultimately deliver better outcomes for citizens.
Apptio’s “PROTECTED” IRAP classification is further affirmation of Apptio’s support of the Australian Government’s recently released Cyber Security Strategy, which calls on companies working with the Government to play their part in securing Government environments.
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Apptio’s products empower business leaders to drive optimal financial performance across their organizations. More than 60 percent of Fortune 100 enterprises trust Apptio to manage spend across the entire IT portfolio and beyond, so that they can focus on delivering innovation. Apptio automatically ingests and intelligently structures vast amounts of enterprise and technology-specific spend and operational data and enables users across disciplines to report, analyze, plan, and govern their investments collaboratively, efficiently and with confidence. For more information, please visit www.apptio.com.