From the Security Experts

April 25, 2012

TCS Intros Security Broker, Multimedia Communications

By SIP Trunking Report Contributor

Provider of secure mobile communication technology TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has expanded its Secure the Edge portfolio with the introduction of Security Broker and Secure Multimedia Communications.

To users, Security Broker provides multi-level authentication services, allowing them to automatically connect to a carrier network to access corporate data. Company officials said that Security Broker centralizes authentication for mobile enterprise private network users attempting to access the network through a mobile broadband device, including a laptop air card or LTE USB dongle.

Secure Multimedia Communications encrypts voice, video and machine-to-machine (M2M) data for mobile broadband communication on any device as an end-to-end solution provided by operators for enterprise organizations and government agencies.

These latest offerings create an end-to-end suite of mobile broadband security applications and services for authentication, verification and notification, according to company officials.

Unveiled in February this year, the Secure the Edge portfolio is an integrated suite of mobile security applications and services for authentication, verification, notification and compliance to connect, secure and manage mobile device communication over mobile broadband networks.

The company introduced Secure Location and Secure Mobile in February. Secure Location uses the TCS Location platform and application to verify device location in security applications, while Secure Mobile Alerts provides timely and secure delivery of critical information before, during and after an emergency.

Commercial and government organizations are increasingly encouraging remote work; providing employees with mobile devices and introducing bring your own device (BYOD) policies into the workplace. These are creating multitude of access points to the network, which increases the risk of data leakage.

Jay Whitehurst, senior vice president for Commercial Software Group at TCS, noted that with the growing trend of BYOD (bring your own device) in the workplace, the need to secure critical information is now a top IT challenge for commercial and government enterprise network operators.

“The TCS Secure the Edge portfolio leverages our mobility expertise, precise location and application mobility platforms and encryption to augment existing mobile device management deployments with enhanced security and flexibility,” Whitehurst said.

The deployment of Secure the Edge portfolio in the data centers of carriers will provide them with secure, reliable communication with location-based solutions. Company officials said that these solutions verify and protect multiple pathways over mobile broadband networks into cloud-based application and critical networks.

Last Month, TCS completed production integration testing and the rollout of a software upgrade to its TCS OS-IRIS offering, hosted on Intelsat 14. TCS OS-IRIS is the world's first commercial service offering of a Cisco-enabled IRIS (Internet Routing in Space) managed satellite service.

Edited by Braden Becker