InterPortPolice Deploys tibbr as Global Collaboration Platform
tibbr Gives International Law Enforcement Association a Streamlined
and Secure Network to Share Information, Intelligence and Best
PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 -- 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(R) 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
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.
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