RKVST Launches SaaS Supply Chain Integrity Trust Solution


RKVST, a provider of supply chain integrity, transparency and trust, announces a Free and subscription-based team tier of its award-winning enterprise SaaS solution, allowing organisations of any size to collaborate on and share data in near real-time, confident in the trustworthiness of that data.

The RKVST platform removes the hassles, mistakes and risks associated with the manual processes and paperwork involved in sharing data across organisations, enabling all partners in the supply chain to collaborate and work with a single source of truth. RKVST does this by capturing the identity of sources and origin of data, enforcing sharing and visibility rules with strong cryptography, and underpinning that with distributed ledger technology that prevents forgery, back-dating or shredding of evidence. Together, provenance, governance and immutability bring the right trust in data for faster, confident decisions with lower business risk for organisations.

Jon Geater, chief technology and product officer at RKVST, says, “With the RKVST Free tier, we are making our award-winning enterprise blockchain accessible to the mainstream market. Delivering integrity, transparency and trust to digital supply chains are now available to everyone with a single API call or click. RKVST ensures that the right data gets to the right place at the right time, matching today’s digital infrastructure’s speed and complexity challenges and delivering the continuous assurance required for zero trust architecture.”

Cost and complexity have traditionally been barriers to unifying supply chain operations, making them the preserve of large government agencies and enterprises, and where small suppliers are often left out. This creates blind spots that increase security and business risks for the entire supply chain and significant amounts of human resources spent auditing and validating partner data. RKVST is changing that by delivering a range of service options to suit organisations of every size. RKVST Free provides DevOps and R&D professionals with a try-before-you-buy option and a free-forever service for small businesses. RKVST Team employs a pay-as-you-grow model for increased asset capacity, features, and users per account tenancy.

Green aerospace company SATAVIA uses RKVST to provide transparent continuous asset assurance for the aviation industry’s complex and often opaque carbon offset market. By enabling aircraft operators to forecast, prevent, quantify and offset surface warming caused by aircraft-generated condensation trails or contrails, aviation’s per-flight climate impact can be reduced by up to 60 per cent. SATAVIA started using RKVST Free, transitioning to RKVST Team as their user and asset capacity needs to be increased.

Dr Adam Durant, chief executive officer, SATAVIA, says, “SATAVIA’s ClimateTech platform DECISIONX:NETZERO optimises aircraft flight plans for contrail prevention and quantifies climate benefit in terms of avoided surface warming. Immutable storage of flight-by-flight data, with clear oversight of provenance and governance, is a central requirement of climate benefit accounting. We’re pleased to work with RKVST to solve these technical challenges, leveraging data integrity for climate-positive activity.”

The launch of RKVST Free and RKVST Team comes when the push to adopt solutions that build trust and transparency is moving with unprecedented speed. The US Executive Order 14028 highlights the need to transition to a zero-trust mindset with supply chain transparency and trust as major pillars. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) has established a new working group focused on the issues of supply chain integrity, transparency and trust, and the latest cybersecurity review from the U.K.’s National Cyber Security Centre highlights the serious threats posed by supply chain attacks.