U.S. government and security agencies tend to consider Canada as one of their own, so it’s not that hard to land a procurement contract with them, says Rick Segal
Interested in landing a lucrative business contract with the likes of the United States Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency or the Federal Bureau of Investigation?
An American expat, Segal said he chose to build his business in Ontario because it has a large population of tech talent produced by it more than 50 univerisities, the province offers generous tax credits for technology companies and the government helps businesses break inot new markets.
Government contracts need more security, according to audit
Fixmo specializes in MRM applications that secure mobile devices and protect corporate data and help organizations maintain policy compliance. Its solutions can:
- Keep data encrypted and contained under IT control
- Detect and prevent tampering
- Enable central management and security configuration of all devices
- Prove compliance for auti and forensic purposes
Fixmo’s technology was developed as part of a cooperation with the NSA and recently the U.S. Air Force deployed Fixmo’s SecureZone mobile security solution for its workforce’s iPads and iPhones.
The commercialization process, actually led to the sale of those products intelligence and security departments in the U.S., according to VentureBeat.
About 75 per cent of Fixmo’s customers are government agencies such as NSA, FBI, and the Homeland Security, according to Segal. Other clients include organizations in the financial services, health care industry and privacy and security businesses.
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