Partnership provides unquestionable advantage in dealing with national security issues, threats of international terrorism and other criminal activity
OTTAWA, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ – The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) will use Internet security software from Entrust, Inc., to allow police forces throughout Canada to work in partnership and securely share sensitive intelligence information across departments. Entrust (NASDAQ: ENTU) is the leading provider of enhanced Internet security products and solutions.
The approximately C$1 million (US$587,000) contract extension for software and services stems from the RCMP’s public commitment to strengthen Canada’s ability to prevent, detect and respond to existing and emerging national security threats. It will also assist police in the battle against organized crime and other ongoing police operations.
Entrust secure e-mail, desktop/laptop encryption and VPN solutions will provide secure and integrated electronic communications initially among the officers of the RCMP, to be followed by all provincial and municipal police officers across Canada. This will allow officers to securely communicate and collaborate as they receive information more quickly and access it more flexibly.
When the technology is rolled out across the country, there will be approximately 75,000 “certified” Entrust users within the RCMP, municipal, and provincial police forces, all using the same technology. Future plans include extending these security solutions to their electronic forms applications for stronger user identification and binding transactions through digital signatures.
“The RCMP has developed a world-class law enforcement blueprint for others to follow by addressing the requirement for secure communications and collaboration for police agencies across Canada,” said Bill Conner, Entrust president and chief executive officer. “Entrust is honored to partner with the RCMP to securely deal with national security issues and threats of terrorism through the application of our enhanced Internet security.”
About the RCMP
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is the Canadian national police service and an agency of the Ministry of the Solicitor General of Canada. The RCMP is unique in the world since it is a national, federal, provincial and municipal policing body. It provides a total federal policing service to all Canadians and policing services under contract to the three territories, eight provinces (except Ontario and Quebec), approximately 198 municipalities and, under 172 individual agreements, to 192 First Nations communities.
Entrust, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENTU) is a leading global provider of enhanced Internet security solutions and services that make it safe to do business and complete transactions over the Internet. Entrust has the industry’s broadest set of identification, entitlements, verification, privacy and security management capabilities. More than 1,200 major corporations, service providers, financial institutions and government agencies in more than 40 countries rely on the privacy, security and trust provided through Entrust’s portfolio of award-winning technologies. For more information, please visit http://www.entrust.com./
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