Kansas Bureau of Investigation Deploys Best-of-Breed Security Solution Utilizing Nokia IP Network Appliances.
TOPEKA, Kan.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 19, 2002
Nokia teams together with premier partner Check Point,
Internet Security Systems and FishNet Security
to deliver cost-effective network protection
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI), a division of the state's Office of Attorney General dedicated to law enforcement activities in the state of Kansas, has chosen Nokia (NYSE:NOK) IP network security appliances to underpin its 'best-of-breed' network security approach to connect some 6,000 users at 250 separate agencies. Integrating VPN-1(R)/FireWall-1(R) software from Check Point Software Technologies (NASDAQ: CHKP) and RealSecure(R) for Nokia intrusion protection from Internet Security Systems, Inc. (ISS) (NASDAQ: ISSX), the Nokia solution also incorporates FishNet Security's FireMon firewall monitoring and management tool. Firemon is one of the first products to receive the "Nokia OK" approval from Nokia's Security Developer Alliance, a program enabling security application interoperability and manageability with new and existing Nokia security appliances. Up and running in just two weeks, the total solution granted KBI a 300 percent return on investment within the first year of deployment - a total cost avoidance of $2.5 million dollars a year.
"KBI maintains a criminal justice information system with highly sensitive information, making security unequivocally paramount, the primary reason behind our original private network design," Norma Jean Schaefer, IT consultant, KBI. "However, our leased line configuration couldn't handle the transmission of critical images such as fingerprints and mugshots and the connectivity costs were too high for about two-thirds of the state's police departments and courts."
KBI was delivered its end-to-end solution through FishNet Security, the largest privately held network security integrator in the Midwest. Based on its specific requirements, KBI received a fully-integrated offering, allowing its various agencies throughout the state to exchange criminal records and related information in conformance with its demanding privacy, integrity and confidentiality requirements. In choosing the Nokia family of appliances, KBI was able to cost-effectively scale to the demands of both its data center and its smallest field office and, due to Nokia's purpose-built platform, implement its entire network design in just two weeks.
Notes Schaefer: "The IPSO operating system on the Nokia IP Security Platform takes the risk out of installing, configuring and operating security appliances. With Nokia appliances, I can have the site up in about an hour and sleep well knowing the configuration is solid."
In addition to the solution's industry-leading firewall, VPN and intrusion protection capabilities, KBI is one of the first customers to benefit from Nokia's Security Developer Alliance, a program delivering interoperable security solutions that meet enterprise and service provider requirements. Through its "Nokia OK" process, Nokia can further enhance its value by bringing customers innovative solutions, such as FishNet Security's FireMon firewall management and monitoring technology, which have been rigorously tested to interoperate seamlessly and securely with the Nokia product family.
"Through the KBI implementation, Nokia has demonstrated the value of the fully integrated, best of breed approach," said Dan MacDonald, vice president of product management and marketing, Nokia Internet Communications. "On a platform built from the ground up for security applications, Nokia, through our partners Check Point and ISS, is able to deliver the very best firewall, VPN and intrusion protection technology available. By incorporating new applications via Nokia's Security Developer Alliance, customers like KBI can benefit from a uniquely comprehensive, robustly secure solution."
With the Nokia security solution, KBI can now provide access to its Kansas Criminal Justice Information System to all 250 criminal justice offices throughout the state, including one person operations, a luxury that small counties previously weren't able to afford given the cost of a leased line.
"Our law enforcement is more effective statewide because information that used to take weeks to send in the mail now gets transmitted securely in seconds over the VPN," said Ron Rohrer, IT director, KBI. "In selecting Nokia IP appliances, we received a purpose-built system granting us the exact flexibility and versatility we required - and avoiding millions of dollars a year in telecommunications and support costs."
About Kansas Bureau of Investigation
The Kansas Bureau of Investigation is dedicated to providing professional investigative and laboratory services to criminal justice agencies, and the collection and dissemination of criminal justice information to public and private agencies, for the purpose of promoting public safety and the prevention of crime in Kansas. The Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) was established in 1939 by the Kansas Legislature to combat the increasing magnitude and complexity of crime in general and bank robberies in particular. The KBI is a division of the Office of Attorney General and is headed by a director appointed by the Attorney General. When established, the KBI was directed to conduct investigations at the request of the Attorney General and local law enforcement and to maintain state criminal justice records. Later, the KBI Laboratory was added and the KBI, traditionally, has also assisted in the training of local law enforcement officers and provided crime trend information to public officials, local law enforcement and citizens.
About FishNet Security
FishNet Security is a Global Network Security Solutions Company that is uniquely qualified and experienced with "Best of Breed" network security products. FishNet Security is focused exclusively on network security and provides Enterprise Security Solutions and Security products to large corporations, small businesses, and federal, state, and local governments.
FishNet's flagship product, FireMon, is the industry's first Policy Revision Control Product for Check Point VPN-1/FireWall-1 and Nokia. For more information about FishNet Security visit www.fishnetsecurity.com. For more information about FireMon visit www.firemon.com.
About Check Point Software Technologies
Check Point Software Technologies is the worldwide leader in securing the Internet. It is the confirmed market leader of both the worldwide VPN and firewall markets. The company's Secure Virtual Network (SVN) architecture provides the VPN and security infrastructure that uniquely enables secure and reliable Internet communications. SVN solutions, as delivered in the company's Next Generation product family, secure business communications and resources for corporate networks, remote employees, branch offices and partner extranets. Extending the power of SVN is Check Point's Open Platform for Security (OPSEC), the industry's framework and alliance for integration and interoperability with "best-of-breed" solutions from over 325 leading companies. Check Point solutions are sold, integrated and serviced by a network of 2,500 certified partners in 149 countries. For more information, please call us at (800) 429-4391 or (650) 628-2000 or visit us on the Web at www.checkpoint.com or at www.opsec.com.
About Internet Security Systems, Inc.
Internet Security Systems (ISS) (Nasdaq: ISSX) is a world leader in software and services that protect critical information assets from an ever-changing spectrum of threats and misuse. Software from Internet Security Systems dynamically detects, prevents and responds to sophisticated threats to networks, servers and desktops. Services include 24/7 system monitoring, emergency response and access to the X-Force, Internet Security Systems' renowned research and development team. Internet Security Systems is the trusted security provider for more than 10,000 corporate customers, including all of the Fortune 50, the top 10 largest U.S. securities firms, 10 of the world's largest telecommunications companies and major agencies and departments within U.S. local, state and federal governments. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Internet Security Systems has additional operations throughout the Americas, Asia, Australia, Europe and the Middle East. For more information, visit the Internet Security Systems Web site at www.iss.net or call 888-901-7477. Internet Security Systems is a trademark and RealSecure a registered trademark of Internet Security Systems, Inc. All other companies and products mentioned are trademarks and property of their respective owners.
About Nokia Internet Communications
Nokia Internet Communications, headquartered in Mountain View, California, provides world-class Network Security, Virtual Private Network and Internet Traffic Management solutions that ensure the security and reliability of corporate enterprise and managed service provider networks. Nokia is committed to enhancing the end user experience by bringing a new level of security and reliability to the network, enabling and Internet transaction that is personal and trusted-each and every time.
For more information, please visit www.nokia.com/securenetworksolutions.
Nokia Internet security and virtual private network appliances span the spectrum of price/performance points, and secure the widest range of network environments-from the smallest branch office to the largest Internet data center. The expansive product line, backed by world-class global support and services, provides customers the ability to deploy multiple solutions from a single product to secure all elements of a distributed enterprise.
Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Backed by its experience, innovation, user-friendliness and secure solutions, the company has become the leading supplier of mobile phones and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed broadband and IP networks. By adding mobility to the Internet, Nokia creates new opportunities for companies and further enriches the daily lives of people. Nokia is a broadly held company with listings on six major exchanges.
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