Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access (VIDA) Network System

Harris Corporation Announces VIDA® Network System Release to Improve Security for Public Safety Customers

November 7, 2018


  • Enhances VIDA® network security for public safety, transit and utility customers
  • Includes additional security updates governed by the National Vulnerability Database
  • Provides faster and improved delivery of Harris security updates

Harris Corporation (NYSE: HRS) has announced a system release for its VIDA® (Voice, Interoperability, Data and Access) network that will provide state and local public safety, transit and utility customers with access to the same levels of network security as Federal customers.

The VIDA® system release provides stronger encryption, increases vulnerability fixes and adds support for numerous security standards governed by the National Vulnerability Database, keeping pace with U.S. government standards used by agencies within the Department of Defense and others. These include NIST 800-53 rev4, FIPS-140-2 certifications, encrypted data for the core, and updated Department of Homeland Security DHS4300A cyber security requirements.

Harris has also improved the delivery of its Security Update Management Service (SUMS), which protects against constantly evolving cybersecurity threats such as malware and viruses. Harris SUMS customers now have the option to receive SUMS updates with a simple secure download.

“Security is extremely important for all of our customers,” said Ryan Carson, director, strategy and product line management, Harris Communication Systems. “Administrators of Harris VIDA networks now have the ability to manage the information security and privacy risk for their mission-critical communications systems.”

Harris Public Safety and Professional Communications is a leading supplier of communications systems and equipment for public safety, federal, utility, commercial and transportation markets. The business has more than 80 years of experience in public safety and professional communications and supports more than 500 systems around the world.

About Harris Corporation
Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that reflect management's current expectations, assumptions and estimates of future performance and economic conditions. Such statements are made in reliance upon the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The company cautions investors that any forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results and future trends to differ materially from those matters expressed in or implied by such forward-looking statements. Statements about solution capabilities are forward-looking and involve risk and uncertainties. Harris disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

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