Trusted Internet Connections (TICs)
Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services (MTIPS) Delivers Cybersecurity Solutions
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).
How MTIPS Works
The illustration above shows the MTIPS generic functional model. Download the MTIPS functional model [PDF - 3 MB].
GSA and 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 SOC monitors all information exchanged with external networks to protect agency traffic. The MTIPS transport serves as a collection network for the TICs portal, insulating an agency’s internal network from the internet and other external networks.