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Are you Worthy? The Importance of a Certificate of Networthiness

It’s no surprise that the U.S. Army takes security very seriously. Yet, for enterprise software companies pursuing contracts with this branch of the armed services, a look at the strict regulations and standards involved can be a panic-inducing affair.

Beyond simply demanding tight security controls, the Army has made it a top priority to ensure that every facet of its NetOps network infrastructure integrates seamlessly. Since this can be difficult, especially in a system involving lots of vendors, the Army has standardized a process to make sure bidders’ products will fit in nicely before they can even be considered for a contract.

In short, this adds up to one sure thing for organizations chasing an Army sale: failing to obtain a Certificate of Networthiness (CoN) is an absolute deal-breaker.

A CoN proves that your organization is up to the department’s exacting standards for security, reliability, architecture and integration. And earning one is no walk in the park. The requirements can be confusing to navigate, and the assessment process is extensive. Without a strong understanding of Department of Defense (DoD) standards and NetOps systems, it can be an overwhelming undertaking for some organizations.

Fortunately, your organization doesn’t need to take on the CoN process as an army of one. In fact, getting the expert guidance you need is simple: Just ask Lunarline. In addition to helping many private and public organizations meet stringent compliance standards, Lunarline has deployed security solutions throughout the DoD, including the Army. We have an intimate knowledge of the department’s systems and standards, and our skilled consultants can walk you through every step of the certification process.

Lunarline’s compliance experts can thoroughly analyze your products for CoN adherence, and they can even help with the documentation requirements, making sure everything is in order for an error-free submission.

Every organization is unique in its needs and challenges when it comes to earning a CoN. To request a tailored solution specifically designed for you, contact Lunarline today.

About Spence Witten

Spence has somehow survived ten years at start-ups and small businesses without suffering a (major) nervous breakdown. As Lunarline's Director of Federal Sales, Spence actually loves working on proposals. If there were any doubt, this is proof that he is in fact certifiably insane. While his title says "Sales" Lunarline doesn't let him off that easy. We make him do real work, too. Luckily he's a recognized subject matter expert in security policy and loves helping clients navigate their way around tricky security compliance standards. He's also been known to lead a software development initiative or two, though that pretty much always ends poorly for everyone involved. He can be reached at spence.witten@lunarline.com.