Columbitech’s software-based mobility solution successfully completed testing from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and received the military-grade FIPS 140-2 certification. Based on the Transport Layer Protocol (TLS) standard, the Mobile VPN offers multifactor authentication and strong encryption to ensure transmitted data remains secure. This is critical when accessing confidential records and personal information during a mission-critical situation. For public safety professionals working in the field, the solution’s session persistence enables persistent wireless access to all office applications, including emergency dispatch, fire inspection data, police reports, vehicle and identity checkups and other records management systems. Even in areas with poor cellular coverage, the Mobile VPN resumes the session as the device roams between networks – allowing users to seamlessly continue working without disconnecting or repeating the log-in process. By ensuring uninterrupted remote access, workers can complete more tasks in the field – eliminating the need for additional paperwork back in the office.