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Force 3 Gains Certification as a Trusted Technology Provider™ from The Open Group

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Program is one of the first of its kind providing certification for conforming to standards for product integrity coupled with supply chain security

CROFTON, Md. (PRWEB) August 30, 2018

Force 3, a Sirius Company, announced today that it has achieved accreditation from The Open Group as a Trusted Technology Provider™ by meeting the Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) requirements.

The O-TTPS, a standard of The Open Group, was developed to provide a set of guidelines, recommendations and requirements that help assure against maliciously tainted and counterfeit products throughout commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) information and communication technology (ICT) product lifecycles. The standard includes best practices throughout all phases of a product's life cycle: design, sourcing, build, fulfillment, distribution, sustainment, and disposal, thus enhancing the integrity of COTS ICT products and the security of their global supply chains.

"As the risk of cybersecurity threats continue to increase, along with the potential damages of using counterfeit or compromised products to protect from these threats, it's more important than ever to ensure the security of the products and services our customers rely on," said Force 3 CEO Mike Greaney. "Achieving this certification demonstrates our commitment to providing our customers with the most secure product and service possible."

The O-TTPS was developed by consensus in The Open Group Trusted Technology Forum (OTTF) where industry members identify best practices and processes. These processes contribute to the secure and trusted development, manufacturing, delivery, and ongoing operation of commercial products. This program is one of the first of its kind in providing certification for conforming to standards for product integrity coupled with supply chain security.

"The Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS) was developed in response to a changing landscape and the increased sophistication of cybersecurity attacks worldwide," said Andrew Josey, VP Standards and Certification for The Open Group. "It consists of guidelines, requirements, and testing to align with best practices for global supply chain security. This standard also ensures the integrity of commercial-off-the-shelf information and communication technology."

For more information on the Open Trusted Technology Provider™ Standard (O-TTPS) and the O-TTPS Certification Program, visit http://www.opengroup.org/ottps

About Force 3
As the Network Security Company, Force 3 provides secure IT solutions and services for clients who demand value and reliability. Together with our parent-company, Sirius Computer Solutions, we offer a comprehensive range of solutions backed by an expert team of engineers and strategic partnerships. From design to deployment, support and maintenance, our solutions and services are designed with a constant focus on supporting our customers' missions and promoting their success. To learn more about Force 3, visit http://www.force3.com.

About The Open Group 
The Open Group is a global consortium that enables the achievement of business objectives through technology standards. Our diverse membership of more than 625 organizations includes customers, systems and solutions suppliers, tool vendors, integrators, academics, and consultants across multiple industries. Further information on The Open Group can be found at http://www.opengroup.org.

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