Ottawa’s Pythian launches Tehama to secure enterprise connections to global workers


Ottawa-based Pythian has formed a new business unit to help companies save time and resources as well as protect intellectual property when connecting to remote workers and third parties.

Tehama, as it’s being called, is a SaaS platform aimed at enterprise clients that rely on numerous freelancers, remote workers and third-party vendors. Integrating these external employees into a company’s internal framework can be time-consuming, costly and open companies up to security concerns.

“Institutions are struggling with how to balance security, access risks, governance and compliance when computing resources – or human resources – are not on premise,” Tehama senior vice-president Gene Villeneuve said in a statement.

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Tehama’s platform enables customers to quickly onboard new vendors and workers, while maintaining an arm’s-length distance from the company’s sensitive data. Third-party workers can connect to the Tehama workspace only via an outbound connection from the company, preventing external access.

The company says its solution can help companies better manage growing networks of vendors and consultants as it scales operations globally.

Tehama’s official launch will be on Sept. 12 at an event in New York City.

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