Hypori awarded NGA contract to provide secure BYOD solutions

Hypori awarded NGA contract to provide secure BYOD solutions

Hypori, a SaaS company providing secure access to data on edge devices, has been contracted by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) to provide a virtual BYOD solution for unclassified access, known as Hypori Halo, to enable the agency’s mobile infrastructure transformation from government-provided cell phones.

The NGA has awarded Hypori a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase III award to provide its Zero Trust virtual device, Hypori Halo, and associated technical support. The deployment will cover a third of the NGA’s workforce with secure and flexible mobile access.

“We are honored to have been chosen by the NGA and contribute to the advancement of their Next Generation Mobility initiative,” says Hypori president and CEO Jared Shepard.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) works for the Department of Defense (DoD). It gathers, examines and shares geospatial intelligence to help national security.

“This award represents a shift in the DoD, embracing its move towards tested and proven zero-trust solutions to set an elevated standard in secure mobility using virtualization at the edge.”

The company says that Hypori provides a secure virtual mobile infrastructure platform that achieves Zero Trust security at the edge. This enables NGAs to access and utilize sensitive data on the go, providing privacy and real-time decision-making capabilities.

Hypori Inc made headlines earlier this year for securing $10.5 million in a Series B funding round led by Hale Capital Partners. Hypori said the funds would further Hypori’s market position as a zero-trust BYOD technology provider.

Analysis

Virtual desktop interfaces VDIs have been around for ages. Remote workers access their applications, which reside on servers in a secure environment instead of a desktop or laptop. Most VDIs work by sending a picture of your desktop using a display protocol. Users interact with the remote VDI session by transmitting mouse, keystrokes, and bitmaps between the client and computing resource.

Hypori goes further by not sending data packets to the device — it sends encrypted pixels, which then get reassembled into an application interface by Hypori’s technology. In between, the data is sent over a connection via a VPN with TLS encryption. It takes device virtualization and adds multiple layers of security for edge devices, which is why the news is worth noting for any edge device manufacturer as well as application developers looking to improve their security posture.

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