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Cybersecurity : Geotab achieves FedRAMP authorization

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AttriX applauds Geotab’s ability to meet all security requirements set forth by U.S. federal government, validating Geotab’s approach to data security.

 

Mont-Saint-Hilaire, QC – August 18, 2020 – AttriX, a Canadian based Commercial Telematic and ELD supplier, is proud to share that its iOT solution partner, Geotab, has successfully achieved full Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) authorization for its cloud-based telematics platform. With a standing reputation as the chosen solution provider for all levels of government across North America, Geotab’s FedRAMP status validates the organization’s ability to meet stringent security requirements set forth by the U.S. federal government and enables Geotab and its chosen partners, to offer its fleet management products and services to the General Services Administration (GSA) and other federal, state and local government agencies.

“FedRAMP authorization helps to solidify Geotab’s position as a leader not only in telematics, but in the IoT space at large. Today, Geotab becomes a member of an exclusive list of innovative organizations who have made a similar commitment to ensuring their customers have access to the most reliable and secure solutions possible,” stated Jean Pilon-Bignell, Geotab’s VP of Business Development, Government & Smart City. “This achievement helps to affirm our unwavering approach to rigorous organizational data security measures and aids in driving forward our objective to provide government fleets with a world-leading telematics solution.”

In March 2019, Geotab was awarded the world’s largest single-source telematics contract by the GSA Fleet, a division of GSA (General Services Administration), which provides centralized procurement for U.S. federal agencies. As part of this award, Geotab embarked on the quest to achieve FedRAMP certification, a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. With the full FedRAMP certification, Geotab has received an Authority to Operate (ATO) from the GSA, making Geotab’s products and services available across the federal fleet.

AttriX and Geotab places security at the forefront of all its solutions, ranging from the in-cab hardware and embedded firmware used to encrypt and transmit data, to the secure server-side hosting and software applications. Ensuring rigorous security measures that meet industry best cybersecurity practices, Geotab was the first telematics company to achieve FIPS 140-2 validation for its cryptographic library in February 2019. FIPS 140-2 validation is the benchmark for cryptographic modules protecting sensitive information in computer and telecommunication systems for U.S. Government, Canadian Government and Military use.

“As an organization, Geotab has consistently abided by the adage of ‘always do the right thing.’ Achieving FedRAMP authorization helps to confirm the importance of that long-standing commitment as we consistently strive to provide our customers with a reliable, scalable and above all else, secure fleet management solution,” said Neil Cawse, CEO, Geotab. “Through this authorization, not only can other federal government agencies leverage the GSA’s ATO in order to utilize Geotab’s telematics offering, but our more than 40,000 Geotab customers around the world can be confident in the knowledge that their fleet management program is backed by a product that has received the highest possible level of security review and certification to date.”

AttriX uses the Geotab platform as the foundation of its Fleet Management and ELD Solution for the Transportation, Bus and Construction industries as well as its Public Sector offering to assure fleet compliance and optimization.

Cyberattacks in the transportation industry are at an all-time high, prompting the FMCSA and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to issue a Private Industry Notification (PIN) on the security of electronic logging devices (ELDs) on July 21st,

The latest report from Mimecast, notes that transportation and logistics was one of the top three sectors targeted throughout the first 100 days of the pandemic. Mimecast also points out that two of the technologies most vulnerable to attacks are 5G and the Internet of Things—both of which are critical to the transportation industry.

‘’With commercial vehicles both traditional and EV’s of all sizes becoming increasingly connected, and Telematics/ELD solutions being integrated with multiple and essential business applications ranging from Dispatching to Accounting, the importance of assuring the highest level of cybersecurity within any vehicle connected solution has never been so critical.” Mentions Anthony Mainville, President of AttriX Technologies Inc.

“Many think their business or Small Municipality might be too small to be attacked, however SMB’s are presently the easiest and most targeted segments for cybercriminals as they often have minimal security and will be ill prepared in case of an attack. Achieving full FedRAMP Authorization in addition to our FIPS Certification assures our clients the highest level of protection in the industry, giving our clients peace of mind with the Canadian ELD regulation upon us.”

About AttriX

AttriX is an advanced telematics company that contributes every day to improving drivers’ habits across North America. Thanks to its popular Driver Challenge solution and its Canadian-compliant integrated fleet management solutions, AttriX is positioned at the top of the list to meet the complex needs of Canadian carriers.

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