Carahsoft Technology has received a blanket purchase agreement (BPA) to distribute Symantec software, hardware and maintenance services to the US Department of the Navy (DoN) and affiliated branches.

The contract was awarded by the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific on behalf of the US DoN.

Under the contract, Carahsoft and its authorised reseller partners will provide the above-mentioned services to DoN and the US Marine Corps, Navy and reserve components of each force.

The company secured the BPA under the DoN’s Enterprise Software Licensing (ESL) initiative, which is responsible for the management of enterprise commercial off-the-shelf IT agreements, assets, and policies.

ESL seeks to consolidate, centralise and streamline IT acquisition and management processes.

The BPA comprises five years of performance, including a one-year base ordering period and four one-year option periods.

The contract will run until April 2024 and has a potential of $69.14m.

Symantec Federal vice-president Chris Townsend said: “The navy’s decision to expand its use of Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform throughout the enterprise aligns with Symantec’s mission to consolidate and integrate assets on a common platform, driving down costs and complexity and creating a more secure environment.

“This BPA will allow for more advanced cyber defence capabilities for the Department of the Navy, while providing a better value to the government agencies and taxpayers.”

DoN and affiliated branches will have access to Symantec’s Integrated Cyber Defense Platform and associated products and services, including advanced threat protection, along with security for email and networks, as well as information protection.

Carahsoft Symantec team director Annie Marshall said: “Carahsoft and our reseller partners have supported the US Navy for 15 years, and we are proud to further simplify procurement across the entire navy through this BPA.

“As the navy serves our nation, offering products from one of the leading cybersecurity vendors allows it to ensure that its personnel are operating in secure virtual environments, no matter the physical environment they operate in.”