Network Integrity Systems Joins Association for Passive Optical LAN

Network Integrity Systems (NIS) is pleased to announce that they have joined the Association for Passive Optical LAN (APOLAN) as a Silver Member. Corning, IBM, Leidos, TE Connectivity, Tellabs, Zhone and 3M formed the Association in early 2013. Its mission is to advocate for the education and global adoption of passive optical networks (PON) in the local area network (LAN) industry.

NIS manufactures the INTERCEPTOR™ Optical Network Security System (for the U.S. Government), and the VANGUARD™ Fiber Optic Monitoring System (for private enterprise and non-U.S. Government). The INTERCEPTOR and VANGUARD products play an important role in the PON ecosystem as the easiest and most cost effective solutions available to secure and protect critical network infrastructure used for PON transport. This enables organizations to take advantage of the benefits of PON while meeting the requirements for the protection of network infrastructure; a mandate for US Government agencies transmitting classified information and a growing concern for private enterprise.

The U.S. Government has aggressively embraced PON, and the INTERCEPTOR has been selected for every PON deployment where a security requirement existed. These projects include:

• Air Force District of Washington (AFDW), Joint Base Andrews, MD

•DHS St. Elizabeth’s Campus, Washington, DC

• US Army NETCOM HQ (Greely Hall), Ft. Huachuca, AZ

• US Agency for International Development (USAID), Washington DC

• US Army, Ft. Campbell, KY

“Network Integrity Systems is a strong proponent of PON for the U.S. Government due to the overwhelming benefits it provides, which ultimately trickle down to the taxpayer,” said Joe Giovannini, Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Network Integrity Systems. “Our membership in the APOLAN was a no-brainer. We are proud that our products have been widely accepted by the industry and add so much value to an already compelling value proposition. “

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