Qwest gets government-wide authority for its MTIPS security service

By gaining the General Services Administration's (GSA) government-wide Authority to Operate (ATO), Qwest Government Services (NYSE: Q) government customers that need to button up their security will have an easier time to meet the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) initiative.

The GSA's creation of the government-wide ATO for MTIPS means that federal government agencies won't have to gain individual authorizations to use it. Qwest offers MTIPS under its Network Universal and Enterprise contracts.

"With this government-wide authorization, federal CIOs no longer have to lead an independent C&A audit in order to activate MTIPS with Qwest," said Diana Gowen, senior vice president and general manager, Qwest Government Services. "Instead, agencies are able to obtain the vital protections that Qwest's MTIPS delivers under the governance of the GSA ATO."

Offering physical logical connections to the public Internet, Qwest said its cloud-based solution is configured to "ensure consistent, up-to-date Internet security" and is compliant with the OMB's TIC initiative.

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