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  • Boeing, Phirelight Complete 1st International Sale of eXMeritus HardwareWall

    Cross-domain technology will improve security of Canada’s defense and intelligence operations

    OTTAWA, Ontario, May 02, 2012 - Boeing [NYSE: BA] announced today that the company’s Information Solutions division has completed the first international sale of eXMeritus HardwareWall, working through its newly designated Canadian reseller, Phirelight Security Solutions. Phirelight, a security consulting and solutions firm headquartered in Ottawa, will deploy a HardwareWall enterprise system and development kit for a Canadian customer this quarter.

    Boeing’s premier cross-domain technology will enhance the secured information-sharing capabilities of Canada’s defense and intelligence operations.

    “Our agreement with Phirelight exemplifies how Boeing is using in-country presence and domain expertise to increase international business opportunities,” said Jonathan Moneymaker, Intelligence Systems Group director for Information Solutions. “As a leading expert on security technologies and information assurance, Phirelight is the right partner to help Boeing expand its ability to provide cost-effective, mission-critical technologies to Canada.”

    eXMeritus HardwareWall enables the secure transfer of information among networks operating at different security levels. It is one of only a select number of technologies listed on the Unified Cross Domain Management Office Baseline, a list of validated solutions already certified and accredited by sponsoring agencies.

    Founded in 2001, Phirelight offers a unique combination of “best of breed” security technology solutions, professional services and education to help companies continuously and measurably manage their most important assets and protect them from critical threats.

    Since 1919, The Boeing Company has been a key partner in the Canadian commercial and defense industries. Boeing employs more than 1,500 highly skilled employees in Montreal; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Richmond, British Columbia; Trenton, Ontario; and Ottawa, who work in support of the company’s major business units – Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security.

    A unit of The Boeing Company, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is one of the world’s largest defense, space and security businesses specializing in innovative and capabilities-driven customer solutions, and the world’s largest and most versatile manufacturer of military aircraft. Headquartered in St. Louis, Boeing Defense, Space & Security is a $32 billion business with 62,000 employees worldwide. Follow us on Twitter: @BoeingDefense.