InterPortPolice Deploys tibbr as Global Collaboration Platform
tibbr Gives International Law Enforcement Association Streamlined and Secure Network to Share Information, Intelligence and Best Practices
TIBCO Software Inc. (Nasdaq: TIBX) today announced that InterPortPolice, a global law enforcement association comprised of airport and seaport police and public safety jurisdictions, has chosen tibbr® as its enterprise social network. tibbr was implemented to improve real-time collaboration across the InterPortPolice member network. In less than a year, InterPortPolice has deployed tibbr, known internally as Secure Resource Member Exchange (SRMX), to more than 37 countries. It continues to grow its user base within the jurisdictions as well as expanding to other countries.
In the wake of intelligence failures around the September 11th attacks, law enforcement agencies were forced to rethink their strategies around interagency communications, information sharing, operations, training and best practices. InterPortPolice began searching for a technology that would help to break down information silos yet provide a secure platform for exchanging ideas and relevant updates. It selected tibbr because of its sophisticated security capabilities, expansive administration features, seamless user interface, and ability to deliver information streams entirely customized to a user's distinct role within the organization.
"We needed a trusted partner with an easy-to-use platform to help us break out of the insecure email bottleneck and offer streamlined text, voice, video and picture collaboration to participants across multiple jurisdictions and countries," said Secretary General Jay Grant, chief executive of InterPortPolice. "Early in our search, we came across various tools that fell short of meeting the demands of our mobile and collaborative workforce. tibbr was an obvious fit for us because it goes beyond basic social communication – it is secure, mobile and integrates updates from various law enforcement systems. In our world, that could mean preventing a serious incident or crime."
According to InterPortPolice, the majority of law enforcement officers at the airports and seaports are away from their desks 90 percent of the time. The robust mobile offerings of tibbr, including its geolocation capability, were of utmost importance to InterPortPolice. With tibbr GEO, physical places - cargo containers, ships, airplanes, and more - are turned into data hubs that immediately and proactively stream important insights relevant to that specific place, allowing officers to respond appropriately to any given situation. Officers in the field need instant access to shared information throughout the day, and tibbr GEO is the only tool able to push critical, location-based information to the right person at the right time. InterPortPolice plans to offer to integrate tibbr GEO into airports, seaports, transport, border and the supply chain for effective security and operational sharing.
"It's imperative that security and law enforcement services have unobstructed access to tools that help them communicate and share information in order to assure the safety of those they're sworn to protect," said Ram Menon, President, Social Computing, TIBCO. "For InterPortPolice, having a secure network for real-time communication is invaluable. Using tibbr, they've been able to break down information silos, ultimately giving them the ability to leverage the knowledge of all their officers across their entire global network."
InterPortPolice is taking a strategic, long-term approach to deploying tibbr throughout its member network. InterPortPolice is building a program to assist the onboarding process in its various jurisdictions while the network expands. InterPortPolice plans to open their tibbr platform to other governmental and law enforcement personnel within the United States and European Union as well as other intergovernmental organizations that wish to participate.
The InterPortPolice – International Association of Airport and Seaport Police – coordinates information sharing, intelligence, training, best practices and operational issues with member jurisdictions having responsibility for law enforcement and public safety at airports, seaports and the transport system within their nation and community. Since 1969, departments and agencies have worked together as a Global Force to prevent terrorism and serious transnational crime; ensuring the public safety of passengers, the supply chain and critical infrastructure worldwide. Learn more at www.interportpolice.org.
With more than 1 million users in more than 100 countries, tibbr is the social enterprise platform that is revolutionizing the way we work, collaborate, learn and share. tibbr connects people, applications and data in context in an entirely personal way. tibbr brings together what matters –to individuals or groups – to get work done better, faster. It's an open, intensely flexible platform that can be delivered on premise or in the cloud. Learn more at www.tibbr.com.
TIBCO Software Inc. (NASDAQ: TIBX) is a provider of infrastructure software for companies to use on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments. Whether it's efficient claims or trade processing, cross-selling products based on real-time customer behavior, or averting a crisis before it happens, TIBCO provides companies the two-second advantage® – the ability to capture the right information, at the right time, and act on it preemptively for a competitive advantage. More than 4,000 customers worldwide rely on TIBCO to manage information, decisions, processes, and applications in real time. Learn more at www.tibco.com.
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