January 21, 2013 14:00 ET

Quipa US to Sponsor IJIS Winter Industry Briefing at Crystal Gateway Marriott, January 23-25

Participates in Leading Conference on Information Sharing and Standards at All Levels of US Government

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL--(Marketwire - Jan 21, 2013) - Quipa™, a software company headquartered in Sydney, Australia delivering new and revolutionary technologies for secure network connectivity, will be participating as a Gold Sponsor in the IJIS Winter Industry Briefing, January 23-25, held at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, VA. The Winter Industry Briefing is a must-attend technology briefing and training conference focused on information sharing and its associated standards. Since 9/11, the United States has strived to improve information sharing among agencies at all levels of government. The IJIS Institute has taken a leadership role in advancing this mission by creating this vital forum for industry and government information technology (IT) leaders and experts to advance information sharing practices, technology and standards that will move information sharing along the road to greater adoption.

Using technology developed in Australia and patented globally, Quipa US markets QuipaLoop, a unique approach to network connectivity that is more agile and secure than traditional VPN technologies. It secures access to services anywhere on the network and protects data in transit across the network through Quipa's Secure Connection Broker (SCB) technology -- a proprietary, secure networking capability that segments the network into "loops" of trusted devices. Unlike a physical network, the loop is a non-addressable virtual overlay that is secured by self-authenticating, trusted devices. QuipaLoop can operate across one or many physical networks and is easily deployed on mobile devices as well as computers. QuipaLoop eliminates the security weaknesses that result from spoof-able certificate authorities common to SSL VPN or discoverable directories of IP addresses used to manage IPsec solutions. 

At the Winter Industry Briefing, Quipa joins major technology companies and consultants to learn from presentations from some of the most senior-level government officials, including Denise O'Donnell, Director, Bureau of Justice Assistance, U.S. Department of Justice; William Tarry, Under Secretary, Intelligence and Analysis, Department of Homeland Security; Doug Robinson, Executive Director, National Association of State CIOs; Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment, Office of the Director of National Intelligence; and from panel discussions with representatives from Fusion Centers, law enforcement agencies and criminal justice organizations in New York, New Jersey, Virginia, Ohio, and South Carolina.

"Our government and law enforcement agencies work tirelessly to anticipate threats to our nation's peace, safety, and security and to react effectively to contain the damage when incidents occur," said J.Thomas Gensch, President, Quipa US. "We look forward to contributing Quipa's knowledge of secure and agile collaboration to the success of these information sharing and standards initiatives, and are proud to sponsor this important forum."

About the IJIS Institute
The IJIS Institute provides training, technical assistance, program/project management, and information sharing advisory services to help justice, public safety and homeland security agencies realize the power of information. Founded in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, the Institute is headquartered on The George Washington University Virginia Campus in Ashburn, Virginia. The IJIS Institute engages leading companies with government, through its membership and affiliations with industry, and through its partnerships with professional practitioner organizations and academia, in the execution of its mission to advance information sharing nationwide. For more information, visit

About Quipa
At Quipa, our goal is to help our customers protect their information and their reputations, yet still meet the evolving challenges of connectivity and information-sharing in today's increasing virtual and mobile workplace. Founded in 2008 by executives with over 50 years of combined experience in the telco and security spaces, our software solutions are designed to help companies, government agencies, and Cloud service providers shape their online connections with a higher level of security and flexibility, enabling an agile, any-device-anywhere working environment, without loss of compliance or control. For more information, visit

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