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  • Specialty metals CNC job shop; 30-60 person workforce
  • Aerospace and Defense Customer Base
  • Compliance and certifications are key to win contracts

Unique Challenges 

  • New Customer Flow-downs required new NIST 800-171 compliance with a specific Deadline
  • Customer Deadline required rapid response
  • 45+ days spent evaluating options to manage compliance
  • Budgetary expenses required adherence and consideration in-project implementation

SecurityGate Solution 

  • Implemented a repeatable cloud-based assessment process and guided the company through compliance directive step-by-step
  • Reported compliance improvements (e.g., controls), milestone completions, and audit log for reference
  • Provided a transparent roadmap of needed technology, services, and upgrades; worked efficiently to deliver pricing options to key stakeholder
  • Worked directly with company IT personnel to enhance security program in 90 day and 12 month sprints

Fast Results Reported 

  • Won new contracts; secured future contracts
  • Increased sales opportunities by showcasing unique, continually-improving cyber program
  • Reported compliance improvements (e.g., controls), milestone completions, and audit log for reference


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 We hit the pavement running.

Owens Machine and Tool Company has been serving Fortune 500 and enterprise defense companies with machined components and assemblies for more than 30 years. We're no stranger to Industry-respected credentials and compliance as we have 10+ unique certifications Including compliance to NIST 800-171.

"We are a medium-sized company serving large organizations. We knew we needed a way to be proactive and responsive to our customers' flow-down requirements within the supply chain ecosystem. When our customer initiated the new requirements, we launched a company-wide NIST compliance initiative in 2017 with SecurityGate Platform as the foundation. By partnering with SecurityGate, we are able to manage new cybersecurity risks and compliance requirements with speed and focus. SecurityGate helped us set ourselves apart from the competition. I would recommend SecurityGate to other businesses in the Defense space."


Danita Owens
Owens Machine and Tool 



Lockheed Martin 
2017 Small Supplier of the Year



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