Telecom Company NISCO Systems Offers to U.S. Security Agencies Free Use of System to Track Terrorists on the Internet

Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES


ATLANTA, Oct. 18, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- NISCO Systems, Inc., a network telecommunications management company based near Atlanta, is offering to license to U.S. government security agencies gratis, a new technology that will help agencies track and identify terrorists who use the Internet in conjunction with terrorist activities.

The technology, known as Network Active Intelligence Control System(tm) (NAICS(tm) is a relatively simple but powerful system that allows all the flexibility inherent in the packet IP world with all the benefits of circuit emulation. NAICS can track all data traveling through Internet channels worldwide and create a detailed record of the timing, origination and destination of each communication. NAICS thus eliminates the Internet's traditional anonymity for individuals involved in terrorism, denying them the use of the Internet as a secure means of communication.

"We believe NAICS will be a powerful tool in the war against global terrorism," said Kimberly Peacock, NISCO's Chief Technology Officer and inventor of the patented technology on which the system is based (www.niscosystems.com). "We feel it is our duty to the United States to give it to U.S. law enforcement and security agencies which might benefit from its unique investigative capabilities."

NAICS testing is expected to begin by the middle of next year. The system will be available for government use by the end of 2002 "at the latest," say NISCO officials.

Several U.S. government agencies have expressed interest in NAICS; discussions have been confidential.

Originally designed to globally manage Internet traffic with the simplicity and flexibility of voice networks, the NAICS(tm) intelligence application was created in response to the war on terrorism declared by President George W. Bush in the wake of the September 11 attacks on New York and Washington.

NISCO manages telecommunications networks of several major corporations, including IBM, NCR and Federal Express. The company is based in Lawrenceville, Ga.



        

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