Sprint is just wrapping up the turnup for its first federal agency MTIPS (Managed Trusted IP Services) customer, in the wake of our announcement last week regarding General Services Administration clearance for the services.
Formal Authority to Operate has been granted by the GSA. This opens the door for agencies to benefit from the Sprint global IP network and the MTIPS standard suite of managed security services, via the Networx Enterprise contract.
MTIPS meets the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mandate for bundled, secure managed Internet access solutions for federal government agencies. It represents a modification to the Networx Enterprise contract that allows federal agencies to order IP services that comply with a specific OMB memorandum (08-05). This involves the Trusted Internet Connection requirement, in which agencies are to reduce their numbers of connections to the public Internet and provide secure IP portals for agency traffic.
In light of the complexity of migration to IP-based and converged solutions, federal agencies have looked to Sprint for managed services and design, implementation, and ongoing management of IP and network security solutions. This frees their IT staffs to focus on mission-critical initiatives.
Sprint has for two decades provided innovative and secure wireline and wireless solutions to federal agencies and is the longest continuous provider of FTS and Networx services.
Learn more about Sprint’s federal solutions.