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Harris and Cisco Team to Enhance Secure Wireless Networking

April 15, 2008
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Harris Corp., an international communications and information technology company, and Cisco, the worldwide leader in networking, have teamed to speed the installation of Type 1 secure wireless networks for intelligence and civilian agencies of the federal government. The two companies combined their core strengths to provide Secure Wireless Architecture Type 1—a solution that expands the ability of federal agencies to view and share classified data over wireless information technology networks.

“Harris and Cisco have industry-leading reputations for reliable, secure, mission-critical assured communications,” said Richard Rzepkowski, vice president of communications security products, Harris RF Communications. “Federal agencies can now obtain the best of Harris and Cisco products and expertise to develop premier Type 1 wireless solutions that meet their requirements for data confidentiality and integrity, user and device authentification, asset tracking and intrusion detection.”

The combined Harris and Cisco solution includes Harris SecNet 54® device, the fastest Type 1 wireless encryption product available today, along with networking engineering, installation, management, support and training through the Harris Information Services business. Cisco will provide routers and controllers and other networking equipment along with networking design and engineering services. “In the past, the number of Type 1 wireless solutions was limited at the federal level due to policy mandates for wireless networking and other protocols governing access to classified data,” Rzepkowski said. “Harris and Cisco offer a complete solution that is backed by experts in wireless technology, system integration, installation and support, and the highest level of information security, along with a broad distribution network.

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