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Johanne Torres[January 5, 2005]

President Bush Names Internap´┐Żs CEO to Security Council

BY JOHANNE TORRES


Internap Network Services Corporation, a provider of performance-based routing services over the Internet, announced today that President George W. Bush appointed Internap President and CEO Gregory A. Peters to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC).


The NIAC was established by President Bush to offer support to a coordinated effort by both government and private sector entities to advise him on security of information systems supporting the nation's critical infrastructure. As a NIAC member, Peters will join a select group of leaders appointed to provide the President advice on these issues from a variety of sectors of the economy, including banking and finance, transportation, energy, manufacturing and emergency government services.

"It is a privilege to have been selected to serve on the President's National Infrastructure Advisory Council," said Peters, in accepting the position. "Advances in information technology have changed the way our economy and government are run and, at the same time, have created new security challenges. I look forward to working with corporate and government leaders on these important and timely issues."

Others joining Peters include the CEOs of TXU, Cisco, Symantec, Internet Security Systems, Akamai Technologies, DuPont, Intel Corp., Pfizer Inc., Union Pacific Corp., Wells Fargo and others from the private sector, academia, and state and local government. The Council also works closely with the President's National Security and Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC).

President Bush and his team assembled the NIAC in order to receive advice and recommendations on enhancing cooperation between the public and private sectors in protecting information systems supporting critical infrastructures in key economic sectors and providing reports on the issue to the President; proposing and developing ways to encourage private industry to perform periodic risk assessments of critical information and telecommunications systems; monitoring the development of private sector Information Sharing and Analysis Centers (ISACs) and providing recommendations to the President on how these organizations can best foster improved cooperation among ISACs, the Department of Homeland Security, and other Federal Government entities; and advising the Federal Government lead agencies that have critical infrastructure responsibilities, industry sector coordinators and the Department of Homeland Security.

Internap is known for providing Internet route management solutions to clients throughout the U.S., Europe and Asia, delivering technologies that provide network redundancy, intelligent routing diversity and service guarantees. The company says that its products and services give these enterprises the confidence to deploy on-demand mission-critical applications over the public Internet such as e-commerce, Voice over IP (VoIP), video-conferencing, and streaming audio/video. Internap currently provides solutions to a number of federal and state government sector customers directly and through partners, including the U.S. Departments of State, Defense and Justice; and Pennsylvania and Delaware, among others.

Internap
www.internap.com


Johanne Torres is contributing editor for TMCnet.com and Internet Telephony magazine. Previously, she was assistant editor for EContent magazine in Connecticut. She can be reached by e-mail at jtorres@tmcnet.com.

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