GSA Improves Internet Security, Awards Contract to Verizon

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<strong>Washington </strong><br />The U.S. General Services Administration awarded an additional Internet security contract modification today to Verizon Business Services. Verizon received this award as a contract modification on GSA&rsquo;s <a href="http://www.gsa.gov/Portal/gsa/ep/contentView.do?contentType=GSA_OVERVIEW&contentId=16100" target="_blank">Networx Universal</a> telecommunications contract, the third and final award under this acquisition.<br /><br />&ldquo;GSA developed this Internet security program under the Networx contract to allow agencies to connect to the Internet in full compliance with the Office of Management and Budget&rsquo;s trusted Internet connections initiative,&rdquo; said Acting Administrator Paul Prouty.<br /><br />The managed trusted Internet protocol service facilitates the reduction of Internet connections in government networks and provides standard security services to all government users. The service will include an Einstein Enclave &mdash; a computer network intrusion detection system&mdash; and the following components:<br /><br /><ul><li>Security operations center for agency protection.</li><li>Transport from the agency-wide area network to the trusted Internet connections portal.</li><li>Redundant Internet access service.</li><li>Supply chain risk management requirements.</li><li>Optional features to allow for agency unique requirements.</li></ul>

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