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Columbitech Mobile VPN offers police officers in Lowell, Mass., a secure link to federal criminal databases from their iPads and iPhones.

Columbitech Inc., a leading mobile VPN security provider, stated today that the Lowell Police Department uses the Columbitech Mobile VPN to retrieve criminal data in compliance with the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Justice Information Services policy.PublicEye in hand

With mobile devices turning out to be as powerful as laptops, Lowell Police Department has provided its police officers with Apple iPhones and iPads to access computer-aided dispatch information. The software PublicEye® (formerly PolicePad) from Zco provides a secure link to monitor 911 calls and retrieve criminal databases that include warrants, driver and vehicle information, registered firearms, and criminal history. The application also allows police to check surveillance cameras and access public social media feeds within their jurisdiction. The Columbitech Mobile VPN has been combined with PublicEye® to ensure that information accessed through the application is kept protected in compliance with the CJIS policy.

With mobile devices turning out to be as powerful as laptops, Lowell Police Department has provided its police officers with Apple iPhones and iPads to access computer-aided dispatch information. The software PublicEye® (formerly PolicePad) from Zco provides a secure link to monitor 911 calls and retrieve criminal databases that include warrants, driver and vehicle information, registered firearms, and criminal history. The application also allows police to check surveillance cameras and access public social media feeds within their jurisdiction. The Columbitech Mobile VPN has been combined with PublicEye® to ensure that information accessed through the application is kept protected in compliance with the CJIS policy.

The Columbitech Mobile VPN is FIPS 140-2-validated and gives end-to-end encryption of wirelessly transmitted data, with support for two-factor authentication as required by the CJIS policy. Additionally, session persistence ensures that police officers stay connected even when there are temporary coverage glitches as well as when devices roam between cellular and Wi-Fi networks. The mobile VPN automatically restores the session without any re-authentication process.

Mobile users include patrol officers, detectives, command staff, traffic bureau, special units and task force units, totaling up to 70 users.

“Our police officers are no longer tied to their computers in the cars. PublicEye® secured by Columbitech Mobile VPN, allows police officers to access CJIS data from their iPads and iPhones, helping them to fight crimes more efficiently while staying safe,” says Craig Withycombe, Police Officer and Information Technology Manager at the Lowell PD.

“With the Columbitech Mobile VPN, law enforcement agencies now use PublicEye® on their iPhones, iPads and Android devices to confidently access CJIS data, running checks on licenses, boats, guns and vehicles,” says Gary Mueller, Vice President of Business Development for Zco.  “The Columbitech solution has become a popular solution for our customers to meet FBI CJIS audit requirements.”

About Columbitech
Columbitech secures the entire workforce with one FIPS-validated VPN solution. With more than two million users, customers include three of the top 10 U.S. retailers, public safety agencies, all U.S. military branches and telecom providers. Columbitech is privately held, with offices in Stockholm and New York.




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