CMMC Compliance Drives Business Growth Valuations, M&A Activity
Companies in the Aerospace & Defense supply chain are at varying states of implementation with CMMC 2.0 (Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification). Many will not be ready for mandatory compliance required by March of 2023. Avatara’s DoD Platform is a turnkey solution that will enable your company to become compliant and therefore avoid any business interruption.
Kemco Aerospace, a provider of aerostructure components and assemblies to Boeing Defense, was an early user of Avatara’s DoD Platform. The Company wanted an IT infrastructure that would be CMMC compliant and increase shop productivity. Ultimately both goals were met, and tremendous growth was realized which sharply increased the value of the business.
The All-Inclusive Solution for Businesses Seeking CMMC 2.0 Compliance
Avatara’s DoD Platform enabled Kemco to prepare for compliance, enhance security, increase productivity, and—most importantly—drive business growth. How? All within a predictable per-user per-month pricing model, Avatara provides: Managed Security; Secure Mobility; Written Policies, SSP, and Evidence; Hosted Desktops; Unlimited Storage; Local Hardware; Collaboration Tools; Unified Communications; 24/7 US-based Support; Remote CAD Capabilities; Business Analytics; Secure File Sharing.
Former CEO of Kemco, Rick Zimmerman, says:
“I am a financially driven business owner, so I did the cost comparison multiple times. I could not find a more cost-effective solution. With Avatara, we were able to avoid the capital expenditure while completely rebuilding our IT infrastructure and ensuring DoD compliance.”
Zimmerman says there were some unexpected advantages to migrating to Avatara’s DoD Platform, as well:
“We went through a major facility move, and it was easy and painless as we did not have to worry about moving computers. Secondly, I did not realize how critical it would be to have 24/7 support. Kemco manufactures all night long and IT issues used to just wait until the morning. With Avatara, they could be addressed in the middle of the night, which increased productivity and employee morale, and ultimately the company’s value.”
How to Keep Your Business CMMC Compliant
Though somewhat complex and time-intensive, CMMC compliance is completely doable for almost any business. It just takes the right strategy — and some attention to detail — to ensure all boxes are checked. Following are four steps in the right direction:
CMMC Impact on M&A Valuation
As Kemco’s business scaled, backlog and profits expanded making Kemco an ideal acquisition candidate. Acquirers’ due diligence requests had CMMC compliance as highest priority with a go-no-go result. With Avatara’s help, Kemco actually took what was perceived risk into a tangible strength. Ultimately, demonstrating this very high level of CMMC compliance increased the Company’s valuation.
Avatara’s Layered Approach to Security
Avatara provides and supports an all-inclusive IT infrastructure that enables companies to remain secure, productive, and compliant. Managed security is an integral component. Our DoD Platform is engineered from the ground up with security as a core design principle. All customer data resides exclusively within Avatara’s proprietary private systems. We leverage sophisticated automation, monitoring, and provisioning systems to ensure consistency and compliance. These systems are all internally developed and linked into our private infrastructure.
Streamlined CMMC Compliance Documentation
Avatara doesn’t only ensure that DoD contractors are meeting cybersecurity requirements—we also help you prove it. Our turnkey solution streamlines the documentation process for you with templated policies, SSP, and evidence reporting. We stand by your side as a trusted guide and partner as you navigate the assessment process.
• Written Policies for Each Domain
• System Security Plan (SSP)
• Security Incident Response Plan
• Acceptable Use Policies
• NIST 800-171 Interim Rule Responses
• Exostar Support
• Platform Security Infrastructure Diagrams
• Data Center Type 2 SOC 2 – Reports
• Objective Evidence (Manual and Automated)
Avatara Understands Manufacturing
Most of our customers come to us because they:
- Have a complex IT environment
- Utilize CAD software
- Need to meet compliance standards
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