level3-previewLevel 3 Communications, one of the leading International providers of communications services and Content Delivery Network solutions, announced that its affiliate Level 3 Communications B.V. had been selected by NATO Communications and Information Agency (NCIA) to deploy an IP Virtual Private Network (VPN) solution.

As part of this agreement, Level 3’s IP-VPN solution will be used by NATO-Russia Council Cooperative Airspace Initiative (NRC CAI), which will track the air-traffic and provide early warning for any suspicious air traffic between Russia and NATO. The NATO-Russia CAI system was initially designed in 2009 and the testing was done by 2011. In December 2011, NRC Foreign Ministers stated that the system worked well and it was made operational, and now in 2013, NRC will get 24×7 capability to monitor air traffic. By leveraging Level 3’s network and highly secure IP-VPN solution, the joint NATO-Russia CAI system ensures safety of thousands of airline passengers and millions of people residing in the region.

At its end, Level 3 Communications mentioned that it was extremely happy to selected by NRC and its being selected to deploy such a sensitive system shows how secure and reliable Level 3’s IP-VPN solution was.