Unisys announced on Friday that the State of Georgia has awarded the company a potential eight year, $25 million contract to enable 47,000 email users at 14 state government agencies for seamless and secure access email and tools like Microsoft Teams, SharePoint and Skype.
The solution will enable the state to automate processes for identity creation and single sign-on to Microsoft Office 365 email and collaboration tools, allowing state workers to move across applications seamlessly and securely without having to specify credentials each time.
It will also facilitate the adoption of multi-factor authentication services at state agencies, a process that strengthens security by requiring multiple categories of credentials to verify users’ identities for a login or other transaction – further ensuring that only authorized state workers can access data and applications.
The contract has a five-year base period with three one-year options to bring the total value of the contract to $25 million if all options are exercised.
“This expansion of Unisys’ work with the State of Georgia builds on the work we are doing to help the state serve its citizens securely and efficiently,” said Michael Morrison, vice president and general manager for Unisys in the United States and Canada. “In addition to giving state workers access to new cloud-based email and collaboration tools, we will enhance security through improved identity management and single sign-on capabilities.”
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