As part of the state's information technology transformation initiative, AT&T has upgraded the Secure Socket Layer Virtual Private Network (SSL VPN) remote access site for the Georgia Crime Information Center (GCIC). Users who currently use the SSL VPN Firepass will now use the new site (referred to as the SSL VPN Juniper) for remote access to the GCIC network. Part of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the GCIC network provides round-the-clock access to information needed by officials and agencies of the criminal justice system. Information on accessing the new URL can be found on the GCICWEB, and users are being asked to report any remote access difficulties to GCIC Connectivity at email@example.com.
The SSL VPN upgrade for the GCIC is part of a solution to provide remote workers in GETS agencies more secure, reliable access to their agency’s resources using the Internet. The project involves moving agency users to a new, centralized solution hosted in the North Atlanta Data Center (NADC) and the IBM/Boulder disaster recovery facility. The new SSL VPN service replaces a number of aging remote VPN solutions housed at agency remote data centers and in the NADC.