“We attempted to build C2S support into our products by engineering the support with the help of design specifications and then deploying within live C2S environments however, after realizing that our lack of C2S familiarity was resulting in products with C2S connection issues, we felt that our issues were causing brand damage with our long standing customers In a bid to regain their trust we looked for approved C2S testing environments that would allow us to ensure that our products worked correctly on the first try.
This is when we found the Sequoia company and their Combine service With Sequoia’s support, we quickly established a presence in their Combine service and within 1 month, was able to qualify two product’s C2S connection capabilities Without Sequoia’s support, we would not have been able to test and qualify our C2S design capabilities and avoid further brand damage Sequoia is a fantastic and easy to use C2S service that allows commercial corporations to test C2S functionality without having to be in a SCIF environment Moving forward we plan to utilize the Sequoia Combine service as we continue to build C2S functionality into our expanding product line.”
After one month of testing in Combine, Veritas was able to meet C2S qualifications
Digital Globe won a contract with the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency and needed to hire 25 software developers to complete the project. By using Combine, they were able to hire 20 uncleared developers who worked outside of the SCIF. The hired 5 developers with TS clearances to be able to transfer the code written in Combine to the classified cloud and to to access any classified information. They were able to save approximately 20% on software developer salaries by using uncleared developers plus they were able to hire from a larger pool of qualified candidates.
Citrix had been using Combine to successfully deliver multiple applications to the classified cloud regions. They then used Combine during a proposal to demonstrate that their product would work on C2S. They were awarded a $64M contract and they directly attribute the use of Combine as a key factor in the award. Given their success testing in Combine, they have used Combine across multiple product lines and for multiple cloud regions. This enabled them to get their products into new marketplaces soon such as Azure Secret.