Tech firm wins $100K to work on AFRL data


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A Miamisburg technology firm, Ignyte Assurance Platform —which last summer changed its name from MAFAZO LLC — has received Ohio Third Frontier funding to work with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) , based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

The company was awarded $100,000 to develop and integrate cybersecurity technology from the AFRL to improve data collection and analysis, according to the Ohio Development Services Agency.

In June, the company rebranded as Ignyte Assurance Platform, saying it was refocusing from being a services company to providing industries’ “first cyber assurance product platform.”

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“Our new name emphasizes our powerful expertise in cybersecurity engineering and our approach to building long-term service engagements as a trusted partner,” Max Aulakh, Ignyte president, said in an announcement at the time. “It articulates our commitment to our vision and reminds us to deliver on our promises through automation.”

Since the company’s founding, it has always worked with the Department of Defense, among other clients, including Dell.

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In all, recently, the Third Frontier Commission awarded $3.15 million to several Ohio companies.

“These entrepreneurs are moving innovation forward and strengthening Ohio’s economy,” David Goodman, director of the Ohio Development Services Agency and chair of the Ohio Third Frontier, said in a release.

Approaching 30,000 total military and civilian employees, Wright-Patterson is the largest single-site employer in Ohio and one of the largest U.S. Air Force bases.

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