WASHINGTON, DC, May 19, 2010 — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, is creating the nation's first cyber integration center to provide government and commercial customers with a unique managed hosting service in a trusted environment.
The new Harris Cyber Integration Center will be located in a 140,000-square-foot facility in the mid-Atlantic region that Harris recently acquired. The company expects the center to be fully operational by the end of the calendar year.
"Ensuring optimized performance and ultra-high reliability will make our customers more effective in accomplishing their missions. This first-of-its-kind center leverages Harris' extensive cyber capabilities to solve our customers' evolving cyber challenges while at the same time adding value through tailored applications and services," said Dale Meyerrose, vice president and general manager, Harris Cyber Integrated Solutions. "Cyber is in our DNA, and we have the deep knowledge and experience in a number of vertical markets to both manage and add value to mission-critical systems."
The Harris Cyber Integration Center will provide customers with an integrated offering of infrastructure, managed security, and tailored applications and services — all provided as a secure, trusted total solution. The center will feature a trusted technology infrastructure, including a tested and accredited environment, supply chain integrity, and advanced persistent threat deterrence. Additionally, by offering industry-tailored applications and services on a tiered structure, customers will benefit from both flexibility of service and superior value.
Harris has been using state-of-the-art technology assessment techniques and architecture engineering for decades to define and operate secure networks. Harris operates some of the nation's largest secure, mission-critical networks, including the ultra-reliable Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Telecommunications Infrastructure (FTI). Additionally, the company's technology, countermeasures and monitoring capabilities safeguard vital information systems that support the critical missions of military, intelligence, and federal law enforcement customers.
Earlier this week, Harris announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire SignaCert, Inc., a leading provider of IT compliance solutions that provide the foundation for software supply chain assurance. SignaCert's solutions combine powerful change detection capabilities with custom and commercial software whitelists — lists of software that are deemed safe and approved for a customer's network. In 2009, Harris acquired privately held Crucial Security, Inc., which offers an array of mission-enabling engineering solutions that address both offensive and defensive IT security challenges. The business provides critical support to federal law enforcement and other U.S. government agencies.