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archTIS prioritises Kojensi Gov customer acquisition


The profitable company commercially launched the Kojensi Gov information sharing product this year and is collecting revenues from the Australian Government.

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Quick facts: archTIS Ltd

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Market Cap: $16 m
  • The Australian Government Attorney General’s Department uses the company’s Kojensi Gov information sharing platform. 
  • The company has wrapped up beta testing of the system and is hoping to speed up customer acquisition. 
  • Kojensi Gov can be used in government and private industry settings. 
  • It is available in New Zealand under a partnership arrangement. 

We are excited to welcome the Attorney General’s Department as our first government department user of Kojensi Gov after a successful beta program.

Securing such a high-profile organisation clearly demonstrates the utility of our platform in enhancing the security of sensitive information.

archTIS chief executive officer Daniel Lai

What does archTIS do?

archTIS Ltd (ASX:AR9) is a technology company that facilitates the sharing of classified information and content over the cloud.

The company’s Kojensi Gov information sharing platform allows the exchange of information considered protected by the International Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP).

Kojensi Gov is used by its cornerstone client, the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, and was deployed by a number of Federal Government clients during a beta testing period in 2018 and 2019.

archTIS is commercialising Kojensi Gov for use in government and private market contexts, in Australia and abroad.

Who leads archTIS?

The Canberra-based company is run by information sharing specialist Daniel Lai and founder-director and chief technology officer Bruce Talbot. It is chaired by Australia's former defence and foreign affairs minister Stephen Smith, who is standing for re-election to the board this month.

Lai is an investor in the company and has extensive experience in senior management roles in the Australian Government.

He led a single information environment initiative for the Australian Department of Defence and spearheaded enterprise change at the national Australian Customs and Border Protection Service.

Founder Talbot is a computer security systems specialist who is also an archTIS shareholder.

Talbot spent 20 years with Australian Defence Force and two more decades with organisations such as the Australian Federal Police, Airservices Australia corporation, CA Technologies and Hitachi Vantara Australia Pty Limited.

archTIS chairman and former federal politician Smith is a University of Western Australia international law professor and former Member for Perth who had a 20-year career in politics.

Smith will stand for re-election to the company’s board at archTIS’ upcoming annual general meeting in Canberra on October 30, 2019, which investors can also attend by Cisco Webex phone or net meeting.

What does archTIS own?

The key asset is the Kojensi Gov information sharing platform.

A cloud version of the system was beta tested at a number of organisations, including the Australian Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department (AGD) and the Australian Government’s Aged Care Royal Commission.

It was built on top of a bespoke solution used inside the nation’s Defence Department.

Kojensi Gov is hosted on its partner Vault System’s Australian Signals Directorate-certified cloud platform.

The platform allows for communication and collaboration between select personnel in an agency, or across agencies.

System users can be granted differential access to different versions of a document in line with their security clearances.

Clearance can be site and device-specific, with users seeing less information at insecure environments such as an airport lounge or while on open WiFi networks.

Collaborators who use the system can share documents, comment on them and work simultaneously as they focus on secure productivity and output.

Kojensi Gov’s point of difference for its security model is that it enables government agencies or private parties to share and collaborate on their information while meeting regulatory, security and sovereign compliance requirements.

The system enables productivity while ensuring a trusted environment that takes into account the security context.

archTIS is commercialising the system for use by government and private parties, including consultants to government, private companies and publicly-listed organisations.

The Kojensi Gov platform has passed an International Security Registered Assessors Program (IRAP) assessment that assures government the system met the necessary security controls to protect information at a 'protected' level.

archTIS also generates revenues from consulting to government and recently signed a 12-month contract extension for IT strategic advisory and professional services in a contract tipped to bring in about $250,000 revenue in the 2019-20 financial year.

The company achieved a gross profit of $794,620 in the 2018-19 financial year after banking $1 million in revenues.

archTIS ended June 2019 with $3.3 million in cash and cash equivalents.

What are Archtis’ next steps?

archTIS is looking to accelerate its rate of customer acquisitions and widen its client base to any organisation looking to protect the security of its information.

The company has expanded into New Zealand with a reseller partnership it signed with TEAM Asparona, an enterprise content management (ECM) software services provider to the New Zealand Government.

archTIS continues to generate revenue from consulting services is delivering IT and strategic advisory services to the Australian Department of Home Affairs in a contract tipped to bring in about $250,000 revenue this financial year.

Inflection points

  • Product development outcomes enabled by more revenues and fundraising.
  • archTIS product revenue milestones.
  • Consulting revenues and research & development tax credits.
  • Organic growth in sign-ups to the company’s information systems offerings by government clients and the wider corporate sector.
  • Ongoing output from collaborations with Vault, Oracle and clients in the cloud.
  • Prioritisation of information security in global marketplace.

archTIS will hold its annual general meeting at archTIS House at 10 National Circuit, Barton in Australia’s Capital Territory Canberra on October 30, 2019. Participants can attend the meeting in person or by Cisco Webex phone or net meeting. To phone in call +61 2 9037 0069 and use access code 573 040 954 or join the meeting online at Webex with the identifier [email protected]

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