Secure 4G Mobility: Essential to Government Digital Strategy – LGS Innovations and Daon Form Partnership to Enhance Performance and Security of Critical Networks
Agencies to benefit from broader set of Secure, 4G Mobility Solutions
HERNDON, Va. – July 31, 2012 – LGS Innovations™, a leading provider of research, applied communications, and advanced mobility and networking solutions to the Federal Government today announced a joint partnership with Daon, whose identity assuranceand verification software and services help bring a broader set of 4G Mobility Solutions to the U.S. Government marketplace. The U.S. Government’s new Digital Government Strategy calls for safe and secure wireless broadband technologies that will be critical to the Federal Government’s ability to deliver and receive digital information anytime, anywhere, and on any device to enhance operations and citizen services. Building on its Bell Labs heritage as an independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent (NYSE: ALU and Euronext Paris), LGS is helping government agencies create the critical 4G networks needed to support Federal mobility efforts worldwide.
Safety and privacy are core components of the Digital Government Strategy which mandates the secure delivery of digital services to protect information and user privacy on mobile networks. LGS Innovations combines its deep knowledge of government programs and mission-critical needs with world-class 4G LTE technologies from Alcatel-Lucent to provide next-generation mobile broadband solutions. As a result of the partnership with Daon, Federal agencies will be able to enhance network performance and security through leading-edge biometric identification solutions, such as Daon’s IdentityX, to ensure that only appropriate individuals are authenticated and authorized on Federal IT systems.
“The Federal Government has outlined a comprehensive strategy to provide reliable, secure, and cost-effective access to mission-critical services anytime, anywhere,” said Kevin Kelly, Chief Executive Officer, LGS Innovations. “LGS is deeply committed to providing high-performance networking and communications solutions and managed mobility services to the government market, including some of the most advanced wireless technologies available, like 4G LTE. Our partnership with Daon helps us further this commitment through advanced privacy and security capabilities.”
Daon’s award-winning authentication solution, IdentityX, will be a major component of the mobility offering developed through the partnership agreement. IdentityX is part of a new class of cyber-security solutions that uses the end user’s mobile phone or tablet and different combinations of security options to provide unprecedented levels of identity assurance. Rooted in Daon’s experience securing hundreds of millions of identities worldwide via its biometrics technologies, security platforms, applications and tools, IdentityX presents government agencies with the tools necessary to ensure user privacy and data security in a highly scalable solution that can quickly enroll a large number of users with a limited increase in costs.
“Together, Daon and LGS are enabling our government customers to fundamentally shift their approach to information-centric, mission-critical technologies to ensure Federal agencies are prepared to meet future information technology challenges safely and securely with user privacy at the core,” said Connor White, President of Daon’s IdentityX division. “Secure, high-performance mobile networks will be essential to expand the government’s ability to build a future-ready network. Given the growth in data facing government networks, encryption and security will be critical to protect information and mission delivery.”
About LGS Innovations
LGS Innovations LLC solves the most complex networking and communications challenges facing the U.S. Federal Government. Building on its Bell Labs heritage, LGS Innovations delivers groundbreaking research and advanced networking and communications solutions that provide an information advantage and contribute to the mission success of its customers. Solutions include Infrastructure & Installation; Video Teleconferencing and Surveillance; Emergency Communications, TacticalCommunications; Wireless/Mobility; 4G/LTE; Enterprise, Optical and Data Networking; and research and development in Advanced Multimedia/RF, Cybersecurity, sensing technologies, and Photonics.
An independent subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent dedicated solely to serving the U.S. Federal Government, LGS Innovations is headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, with offices in Colorado, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, and North Carolina. To learn more about LGS Innovations, visit www.lgsinnovations.com. LGS Innovations: The Network ExpertsTM.
Daon is a leading provider of identity assurance software products focused on meeting the needs of governments and commercial organizations worldwide. Daon’s COTS products are scalable, flexible, and proven in the most challenging real-world environments and have been selected to secure hundreds of millions of identities around the globe. The award-winning IdentityX mobile authentication solution leverages proven Daon technology and significantly decreases the risk of unauthorized transactions, protecting businesses and consumers against online fraud and hacking. Daon’s offices are located in Washington DC, Canberra, Bangalore, London, and Dublin. For more information, visit www.daon.com and www.identityx.com.