Verizon Helps Government Agencies Take Complexity out of Going Mobile

More than ever, government agencies are providing their workers with mobile communications tools such as smart phones, laptops and other wireless devices.  A tailored managed mobility solution from Verizon helps agencies manage and secure those mobile assets.

The solution, Verizon's Mobility Management for Government (MMG), helps agencies protect physical and intellectual assets while meeting the unique security mandates of federal agencies and other public institutions.

Verizon MMG, an expansion of Verizon's comprehensive Managed Mobility portfolio for enterprises, is available immediately under the U.S. General Services Administration's Washington Interagency Telecommunications System (WITS 3) contract and as an IT solution using the Alliant contract. The solution complies with the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 140-2 and applicable Security Technical Implementation Guide security guidelines for federal agencies.

One federal agency already is taking advantage of the government mobility solution. The U.S. Geological Survey, a bureau within the U.S. Department of the Interior, recently signed a new contract for Verizon Business to provide mobile infrastructure and device management for approximately 1,500 smart phones.

"The business of government has moved beyond the traditional four walls, and public agencies are providing their mobile workers with the tools they need to be more flexible and productive," said Susan Zeleniak, group president, Verizon Federal. "This solution is designed with public agencies' strict security requirements in mind, enabling them to deploy advanced mobility tools with confidence."

The MMG offering is carrier-neutral and enables federal and state agencies to securely deploy smart mobile devices while avoiding the complexity of managing those devices in-house.  

Specific components of the MMG solution include:

  • Mobile Security Shield - Anti-virus and spam security protection for mobile PDAs and mobile operating systems.

  • Mobile Virtual Private Network - The VPN is compliant with FIPS 140-2 and provides secure connectivity back to agency applications.

  • Mobile Infrastructure and Device Management - Manages mobile devices for the agency, delivering tools, applications and data to employees, where and when required, while creating and enforcing flexible mobile policies across the agency.

  • Wireless Expense and Asset Management System - Tracks mobile assets, usage and spending, delivering consolidated and departmental reports. The platform, a fully hosted solution, allows agencies to order or disconnect devices as well as track wireline telecom spending.

Agencies also have the option of help desk support round-the-clock, seven days a week. 

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