Space Force Contracts Cybersecurity Firm to Safeguard Space Architecture


Xage Security, a cybersecurity company based in Palo Alto, California, has been awarded a $17 million contract by the U.S. Space Force’s Space Systems Command. The contract is for the provision of a cybersecurity platform to protect the Space Force’s ground and space-based systems and ensure the integrity of data exchanged within the network.

The Xage Fabric mesh platform offered by Xage will play a crucial role in defending operational and information technology, as well as the cloud. Specifically, it will provide zero trust access management and data security to strengthen current terrestrial-based systems like ground stations and modems. It will also enable secure interactions between commercial and Defense Department assets, as well as secure data exchange.

Zero trust cybersecurity principles are a top priority for the government and the Department of Defense (DoD). These principles assume that systems and networks have already been compromised, emphasizing the need for robust cyber protections throughout networks.

Geoffrey Mattson, CEO of Xage, highlighted the importance of their platform in addressing the unique challenges of complex distributed environments like space. He emphasized the need for local continuous operation, data integrity, and identity protection for a combination of legacy and modern systems.