NATO Awards Nexor Contract for provision of High Assurance Mailguards
September 19, 2007, Press Dispensary. Nexor (http://www.nexor.com), a provider of high-grade security products and services to the military and government sectors, has been awarded a framework contract and appointed as supplier of choice for the provision of high assurance mailguards for operational use by NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) (http//:www.namsa.nato.int).
Continuing from its success in providing standards-compliant components for the first phase of the NATO messaging system (NMS), Nexor worked in close collaboration with NAMSA to enhance Nexor Sentinel, a high assurance mailguard, to offer boundary protection services for NATO mission systems.
In what has been hailed a successful example of industry’s flexibility and responsiveness to NATO needs, Nexor adapted its software to meet NAMSA’s exacting requirements. Nexor Sentinel, a common criteria EAL5+ evaluated appliance, which hosts an EAL4 evaluated application, was the ideal platform on which to build the high assurance device.
Humphrey Browning, business development manager, explains: “Using our information assurance skills and our 15 years of experience of working in this area, Nexor was able to meet the challenge of working directly with a large organisation such as NATO, interpreting its requirements and developing a secure, practical and timely solution to meet its needs.”
This contract award further underpins Nexor’s position as a leading authority on high grade security solutions.
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Notes for editors
Based in Nottingham, UK, Nexor specialises in high-grade security products and services for defence and government customers world-wide. Founded in 1990, the company's technology is widely used in secure messaging and information assurance systems where reliability and interoperability are fundamental. Nexor offers a range of consultancy, implementation and training services.
Established in 1958 and based in Luxembourg, the NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) is NATO’s principal logistics support management agency. NAMSA’s main task is to assist NATO nations by organising common procurement and supply of spare parts and arranging maintenance and repair services necessary for the support of various weapon systems in their inventories. The main areas in which the Agency is involved are supply, maintenance, procurement, contract management, engineering and technical support.
For further information, please contact:
Humphrey Browning, business development manager
Tel: 0115 952 0500