Monday, April 6, 2009

Sprint Awarded Managed Trusted IP Services Bid from U.S. GSA

Sprint has been awarded the Managed Trusted IP Services (MTIPS) from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). MTIPS meets an Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandate for bundled, secure managed Internet access solutions for federal government agencies. Agencies can now benefit from Sprint's global IP network and managed services expertise to deploy the appropriate MTIPS solution to minimize risk and threats to federal information systems.

MTIPS is a modification to the Networx Enterprise contract that allows federal agencies to order IP services that comply with OMB Memorandum 08-05 that was issued November 20, 2007. The OMB action calls for implementation of Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) mandate, which required agencies to reduce the number of connections to the public Internet and provide secure IP portals for agency traffic to and from the public Internet.

"In addition to the MTIPS award, Sprint has made a number of important modifications to its Networx Enterprise contract including a capability that extends the PBX functionality of a desktop phone to a wireless device, Private Wireless Network solutions and an exciting Unified Communications solution that allows customers to fully leverage your MPLS network for converged voice, data and video," says Bill White, vice president of Federal Programs at Sprint. "Sprint has a rich history of providing innovative, secure wireline and wireless solutions to Federal agencies. Sprint's offerings under the MTIPS award will make it easier for government agencies to resolve their security challenges, both now and in the future."

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