Columbitech Certified Mobility Solution

Columbitech said it has developed the only mobile virtual private network (VPN) that is certified to the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, offering strong security for public safety agencies and other emergency service departments.

By using the Columbitech Mobile VPN, the company said public safety agencies – including EMS, police and fire departments – can benefit from enhanced productivity while in the field without sacrificing security.

Columbitech said its software-based mobility solution is the only one to successfully complete testing from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to receive the military-grade FIPS 140-2 certification.

The Mobile VPN, according to Columbitech, offers multifactor authentication and strong encryption to ensure transmitted data remains secure, which is vital when accessing confidential records and personal information during a mission-critical situation.

Even in areas with poor cellular coverage, the company said the Mobile VPN resumes the session as the device roams between networks – allowing users to seamlessly continue working without disconnecting or repeating the log-in process. 

“We’ve seen many departments struggle with mobility capabilities for their field workers – often feeling forced into inefficient solutions to meet the strict security standards set for government and public safety agencies,” said Asa Holmstrom, president of Columbitech. “Our Mobile VPN is ideal for any public safety agency looking to increase productivity within a secure remote environment.”

Deployed with existing servers and devices, the network-agnostic Mobile VPN offers low maintenance costs and allows agencies to only pay for the number of users required.

Columbitech, which describes itself as the world’s most deployed mobile VPN provider, is privately owned with offices in Stockholm, Sweden and New York.

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