Summit 7 Secures Strategies for Small Companies Working with the US DOD

By Chad Cox

Production Editor

Embedded Computing Design

August 29, 2023


Summit 7 Secures Strategies for Small Companies Working with the US DOD
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Huntsville, Alabama. Summit 7 is simplifying the method of supporting small to medium businesses that collaborate with the United States Department of Defense on the Managed CUI Enclave*,  enhancing operational efficiency and aiding in bolstering compliance for SMBs.

Looking at the needs, Summit 7 thought out two distinct strategies for security recommendations. They are the "All-In" approach and the selective "Enclave" approach. Using the gained knowledge, Summit 7 utilized Microsoft 365 and Azure to build its methodology, the CUI Enclave approach

CUI enclaves secure restricted data via a stand-alone information system with a software-defined perimeter. According to the company, its Managed CUI Enclave offers a streamlined and cost-efficient method to safeguard data, mitigating the workload constraints associated with a full infrastructure migration, all while being fully managed by Summit 7's managed services (Guardian and Vigilance).

Benefits of the CUI Enclave Approach:

  • Selective Protection
  • Managed Security
  • Scalability and Flexibility
  • Driving Compliance with the Enclave Approach

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*Editor’s Note: The Managed CUI Enclave holds particular significance for small businesses seeking CMMC compliance. By adopting the enclave strategy, SMBs can safeguard sensitive information (such as CUI) without the need for a complete infrastructure overhaul. This path serves as a first step toward creating a robust compliance boundary in anticipation of CMMC regulations.

Chad Cox. Production Editor, Embedded Computing Design, has responsibilities that include handling the news cycle, newsletters, social media, and advertising. Chad graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.A. in Cultural and Analytical Literature.

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