AMHS 3.1.4 Features Collaboration and New Operating System Among Major Upgrades
ASHBURN, Va. – September 14, 2010 – The new version of the Automated Message Handling System (AMHS), developed by Telos® Corporation, features a new operating system, upgrade to an enhanced SQL server, improved search engine and a host of collaboration capabilities.
The new version of the Web-based organizational messaging system, AMHS 3.1.4, will move to Microsoft Windows 2008 and SQL Server 2005 and includes an enhanced search engine from Autonomy. AMHS is widely used across the Department of Defense (DoD), with coalition partners and other government agencies. Messages sent using AMHS are encrypted or decrypted at the AMHS server so users don’t have to manage the complexities normally involved in message security protocols.
“One of the major features to 3.1.4 includes the addition of Unified Communication Collaboration (UCC) capabilities, such as instant messaging, Web and video conferencing, and application sharing,” said Mike Masters, vice president of secure messaging solutions for Telos Corporation. “Eventually we are headed to a scenario where if I want to pass along some information and I am sitting at my workstation, I can decide the best way to share that information, out of a huge field of capabilities.”
AMHS represents a vast improvement for delivering organizational messages across the DoD. Previously, DoD used a fixed infrastructure known as AUTODIN, where messages were sent to a communications center, printed and hand-delivered to a recipient’s mailbox, much like the United States Postal Service. In the early 1990s, the Defense Information Systems Agency moved to a heavy client-server infrastructure called the Defense Message System (DMS) which had the capability to handle attachments, such as maps, videos and spreadsheets.
AMHS has proven to be more efficient than previous processes. The newest software update to AMHS 3.1.4 will enhance ease of use and further improve the way organizational messages are securely delivered across the DoD.
About Telos Corporation
Telos Corporation has provided innovative IT solutions and services to the federal government for more than 30 years, focusing since 1997 on cybersecurity. Telos solutions ensure that the government’s most security-conscious organizations comply with demanding federal and DoD information security mandates. Offerings include Xacta® IA Manager for enterprise IT security management, enterprise security consulting services, secure networks, secure enterprise messaging, and secure identity management solutions. Solutions are represented to the federal government on Telos’ GSA schedule. For more information, visit https://www.telos.com/.