Harris Corporation introduced a new managed services solution that will enable customers to move massive amounts of data securely over a nationwide, high-capacity terrestrial communications network.
The Harris Trusted Enterprise Network (HTEN) is designed specifically for large enterprises that must transport large amounts of mission-critical information securely within a private environment, such as government agencies, military, first responders, healthcare organizations, and investment firms.
Network services will be provided by Harris within a managed services structure that can be customized for each user to meet individual requirements for security, bandwidth, speed, availability, and focused customer care. The network will be fully operational in January 2013.
HTEN consists of more than 15,000 fiber route miles, 100 gigabits of capacity on each route, and more than 30 points of presence across the U.S. When combined with the company’s existing terrestrial infrastructure within the U.S., which includes 3,500 terrestrial circuits in 29 states, Harris can offer its customers one of the most robust fiber networks in the industry.
“Harris now offers mission-critical networks to a variety of customers – networks that are secure, private and offer a large amount of bandwidth with high availability,” said John O’Sullivan, vice president, Mission Critical Networks, Harris Government Communications Systems. “We are experienced at managing and operating highly reliable networks under a performance-based business model offered at competitive prices.”
Similar to the private, Harris-developed Federal Aviation Administration Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI), the new end-to-end HTEN offering is now available to other government and commercial organizations that need an ultra-reliable network to transport their mission-critical information. Today FTI provides secure, voice, data and video communications for nearly 50,000 FAA employees and the nation’s air traffic control system, supporting more than 2 million passengers a day.