April 5, 2012 - GTA and AT&T are pleased to announce the completion of an upgrade to the tag and title system network that will help to minimize service interruptions, which can cause long lines and delays for constituents who visit state tag offices.
AT&T has completed an upgrade to the network that supports the tag and title system as part of the GETS transformation for the Department of Revenue's Georgia Registration and Title Information System (GRATIS). Tag offices throughout the state use GRATIS to process more than eight million vehicle registrations and collect more than $200 million in tag and title transactions each year.
The GRATIS network was in need of an upgrade of its Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN). As part of the upgrade, the new WAN was deployed using AT&T's Virtual Private Network (VPN), which allows AT&T to secure GRATIS and separate it from other agency networks. LAN equipment at each site brings the agency up to current specifications and includes additional security mechanisms to help alleviate threats to agency data. The new network also includes security mechanisms to allow the agency to gain further control of traffic coming into the network and identify attacks coming from the Internet.
The upgrade to the 177 locations, completed in January, moved GRATIS to a new, standard network and security platforms. The new network will allow for shorter intervals for repairs and changes to the system, which will result in better customer service for constituents.