Network Integrity Systems announced that their INTERCEPTOR™ Optical Network Security System product was part of a solution which received the 2015 “Most Disruptive Technology Award”, presented by the American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) during their Igniting Innovation 2015 Awards Expo held yesterday in Washington, D.C. at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. The solution, in which INTERCEPTOR played a key role and for which the award was bestowed, consisted of a Secure Passive Optical Network (SPON) designed and installed by NCI Information Systems in the US Army’s Network Enterprise Technologies Command (NETCOM) headquarters at Fort Huachuca, AZ. In addition to INTERCEPTOR, the SPON included a Tellabs Optical LAN, CommScope secure cabling infrastructure, and an infrastructure monitoring system (IMS) by CyberSecure IPS.
The American Council for Technology - Industry Advisory Council is a non-profit, public-private partnership with a stated mission of improving government through the application of information technology. Each year, ACT-IAC's Institute for Innovation sponsors the Igniting Innovation program wherein a panel of judges selects from more than 100 nominations, the 30 “best of the best" innovations that are featured and compete for the awards at the annual expo. “Network Integrity Systems was proud to be a part of a top-30 finalist innovation,” according to their President and CEO Joe Giovannini. As described by ACT-IAC on their website “From innovative applications of cloud, social media and mobile technology, to security, healthcare, intelligent modeling, defense solutions, and more - Innovation is definitely alive and well in the government!”
In 2012, NETCOM solicited industry for acquisition of a high-bandwidth network, which was secure, reliable, cost-effective and environmentally friendly, to optimize deployment of voice, video and data services to the desktop at their headquarters located in Greely Hall at Fort Huachuca. The Secure PON solution met every requirement as it delivers the immense performance and feature benefits of Gigabit Passive Optical Networking (GPON) technology, cost-effective and highly reliable infrastructure security enabled by the INTERCEPTOR™ Alarmed-Armored PDS™, and the CyberSecure IMS for central management, situational awareness and automation of security protocols.
“There were several categories of awards presented at the event,” said Giovannini. “I was not at all surprised that our team received the Most Disruptive Technology award. By definition a disruptive technology is one that displaces an established technology and shakes up the industry. The core products of the solution, the INTERCEPTOR Optical Network Security System and the Tellabs passive optical LAN, are disruptive technologies on their own; when deployed together, they create a game-changing, future-proof combination that enhances the state-of-the art, and in this case helps the US government and military communicate mission critical information more securely and more efficiently.”
Other notable government Secure PON projects include the new Department of Homeland Security consolidated headquarters at the St. Elizabeths campus in Washington, D.C., Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Air Force District of Washington Headquarters at Joint Base
Andrews, and ironically in the building in which the Igniting Innovations event occurred, the Ronald Reagan Building. Network Integrity Systems is proud that as the best-in-breed optical fiber monitoring system, INTERCEPTOR is installed in each of these deployments.