Maybe Google should also snap up the three vendors listed in the second paragraph below :)...
Cisco®, EMC® Corp. and Microsoft Corp. today announced the formation of an alliance of technology vendors that will offer one of the most comprehensive, security-enhanced, commercial, multivendor, end-to-end information-sharing technology architectures for helping protect and share sensitive government information. The Secure Information Sharing Architecture (SISA) combines industry-leading applications, information infrastructure, and networking technologies to help protect customers’ existing information technology (IT) investments. This architecture offers a consistent approach for breaking down the barriers across traditional organizational and jurisdictional IT infrastructure boundaries, so sensitive human resources, financial and other information that is critical to mission accomplishment can have increased protection and be shared among authorized communities more effectively than if they were not to deploy SISA.
The SISA Alliance also includes technology vendors that bring innovative approaches to fulfill specific requirements. Liquid Machines in Waltham, Mass., provides solutions that enhance the SISA content-protection capabilities by extending the Microsoft® Digital Rights Management technology. Swan Island Networks, Inc. in Portland, Ore., designs and operates sensitive information-sharing systems. Titus Labs in Ottawa, Canada, offers information labeling and classification solutions that determine how content protection should be applied. As customers’ needs evolve, the alliance will incorporate additional technology vendors to bring innovative approaches to fulfill other specific requirements.
Cisco, EMC, Microsoft Align to Offer Comprehensive Technology Architecture for Helping Protect and Share Sensitive Government Information: SISA Alliance unites industry leaders to produce a breakthrough in sensitive information exchange for government and private sector.