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LEA VPN's in the South [CNN]



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>                            A HIGH-TECH WAR ON DRUGS
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>   Mobile VPNs are key to law enforcement alliance in Southern states
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>    
>    December 30, 1998
>    Web posted at: 3:05 PM EST
>    
>    by L. Scott Tillett From...
>    Civic.com 
>    
>    (IDG) -- Counternarcotics units in four Southern states soon will
>    begin piloting a new technology that allows law enforcement officials
>    to work securely on mobile computers -- palmtops and laptops -- to
>    create virtual private networks (VPNs) over the Internet.
>    
>    As many as 3,000 law enforcement officials in Alabama, Georgia,
>    Louisiana and Mississippi will use a new software application product
>    called Viatores to build a secure VPN for sharing information while
>    investigating drug-related crimes. A small start-up company in
>    Northern Virginia, Ecutel LLC, pioneered the application.

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