Network Integrity Systems Inc. was founded in 2003 in Conover, North Carolina, USA, by optical engineers and management personnel from Corning Cable Systems (Corning Inc.) and Norscan Inc..
In 2002, Norscan, a leader in telephony cable system monitoring products, addressed a requirement from the Department of Defense to develop an improved Alarmed Carrier PDS solution for protecting secure fiber optic networks in and around The Pentagon. This resulted in the development of the INTERCEPTOR™ Optical Network Security System which meets National Security Agency requirements (IAW NSTISSI 7003 and NSTISSI 3215) and provides superior protection of fiber-optic data and telecommunications lines for military and government secure networks. Today INTERCEPTOR solves key issues associated with the growing mandate to guard the confidentiality, integrity and availability of national security information – and the C4ISR networks used to transmit or receive it.
In subsequent years, Network Integrity Systems received funding from the US Army Intelligence & Security Command (INSCOM) and the US Air Force Information Warfare Battlelab to accelerate technology development and make enhancements to the INTERCEPTOR product line – resulting in unparalleled protection, that can be installed on ANY optical fiber (singlemode or multimode, lit or dark) and 100% compatible with all applicable networking standards up to and including 10-Gigabit Ethernet.
Today, INTERCEPTOR is the only commercially available alarmed carrier PDS developed under DoD guidance and financing specifically for information assurance and IT security applications. Since it’s introduction, INTERCEPTOR has been successfully deployed in numerous locations by various military installatons, federal agencies, state/local government, system integrators, and property developers. In addition to its focus within the federal government and DoD, INTERCEPTOR is also being integrated into the Information Assurance architecture for the finance industry, SCADA networks, and other critical infrastructures throughout the United States.