Trusted Internet Connections (TICs)
Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) delivers cybersecurity solutions
The Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) program provides Trusted Internet Connections-compliant managed security services through Networx.
MTIPS provides security for agencies' online traffic and delivers many other cybersecurity solutions. Agencies can use MTIPS to comply with OMB guidance on Trusted Internet Connections (see details on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Trusted Internet Connections Initiative).
Government Networx users can get MTIPS as a managed security service, or as part of an agency’s specific statement of work directly with Trusted Internet Connections access providers.
MTIPS features and price structure
Download MTIPS pricing [PDF - 234 KB] .
The illustration above also depicts the MTIPS pricing structure:
Price = Port + Access + Service-Enabling Devices (SEDs) or equipment
Charges for the port are monthly, with no installation fees. The MTIPS port charge is made up of the following:
- Internet access connectivity;
- Failover connectivity;
- EINSTEIN enclave;
- SOC with cleared staffing;
- Security services;
- Global and rapid response loops; and
- Dual site and component redundancy.
These optional features are separately priced:
- Encrypted traffic analysis;
- Agency security policy enforcement;
- Forensic analysis of cyber incidents;
- Customized reports;
- Agency Network Operations Center/Security Operations Center console;
- Custom Certification and Accreditation support;
- External Network Connection (IP traffic); and
- Encrypted DMZ (Federal Information Processing Standard 140-2-compliant).
MTIPS industry partners
These industry partners have undergone the TIC Compliance Validation process:
Note: the industry partner links below go to nongovernment websites.
- AT&T Service Acceptance [PDF - 50 KB]
- AT&T Certification and Accreditation (C&A) [PDF - 125 KB]
- AT&T Authorization to Operate (ATO) [PDF - 103 KB]
- AT&T TIC Compliance Validation (TCV) [PDF - 80 KB]
- Qwest Service Acceptance [PDF - 48 KB]
- Qwest Certification and Accreditation (C&A) [PDF - 85 KB]
- Qwest Authorization to Operate (ATO) [PDF - 62 KB]
- Qwest TIC Compliance Validation (TCV) [PDF - 149 KB]
- Sprint Service Acceptance [PDF - 49 KB]
- Sprint Certification and Accreditation (C&A) [PDF - 84 KB]
- Sprint Authorization to Operate (ATO) [PDF - 62 KB]
- Sprint TIC Compliance Validation (TCV) [PDF - 509 KB]
- Verizon Service Acceptance [PDF - 56 KB]
- Verizon Certification and Accreditation (C&A) [PDF - 127 KB]
- Verizon Authorization to Operate (ATO) [PDF - 106 KB]
- Verizon TIC Compliance Validation (TCV) [PDF - 538 KB]
How MTIPS works
GSA and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) jointly developed the requirements for this Networx Trusted Internet Connection Access Provider (TICAP) service. The high-level functional components include:
- Internet access;
- Hosted EINSTEIN enclave (a computer network intrusion detection system);
- A security Operations Center (SOC);
- DCID 6/9-compliant Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF); and
- MTIPS transport.
The MTIPS Security Operations Center monitors all information exchanged with external networks to protect agency traffic. The MTIPS transport serves as a collection network for the TIC portal, insulating an agency’s internal network from the Internet and other external networks.
DHS agency MOA EINSTEIN cybersecurity capabilities
Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Cybersecurity and Communications Relating to the Deployment of EINSTEIN Cybersecurity Capabilities [DOC - 152 KB]
This Agreement supersedes the previous versions.
Please direct inquiries to: NCPSProgramOffice@hq.dhs.gov
Sample Memorandum of Agreement (MOA)
Download a Sample Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) [DOC - 82 KB] between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the department or agency (banner MOA).
The shortcut for this page is www.gsa.gov/mtips.