Israeli Security Company installed No 10 systems for 2nd level communications network - source of incriminating e-messages from Ruth
Guido Fawkes reminds us that Whale Communications supplied the Labour Party with a secure access solution to their internal networks. What he doesn't do, is remind us of the origins of the company.
Founder and CEO of Whale Communications Elad Baron (Mr. Baron (pic) served in the "elite" Communications Corps of the Israeli Ministry of Defense as a software developer and system manager) a start up electronics company in Israel in 1998 described the system ...
"We created an air-gap between the two networks. The back office and Internet are completely disconnected at all times," he said. "There is a safe zone. If the data is OK, then it's passed on to the back office to execute the transaction." The system consists of two servers, or computer systems. One is connected to the Internet and the other to the back office. A black box in the middle contains a memory device toggling between them. "Another interesting insight into their thinking is here. "We do lots of things at the application level (e.g. URL analysis, SSL decryption/encryption, authorization, authentication); all benefit from the fact they are implemented on the trusted side of the Air Gap."
Interestingly Whale boast about / publicise their success in installing their e-Gap Remote Access with the Labour Party that in April 2005 they increased their 100-user license to allow the maximum 250 users to connect remotely to the network, also deploying 250 RSA SecurID key fobs. A one month trial had been initially been held with 30 users at the end of 2004.
When Microsoft announced their acquisition of Wale on May 18th 2006 they didn't mention the Israeli origin (But Lord Patel brought his reader's attention to the deal and how Microsoft would develop the Israel office into a research and development center), but the company press release simply said the company is headquartered in Fort Lee, N.J.,(see NessING below) and has international offices in Germany, the United Kingdom, the Netherlands and Israel, and representation in France. They are currently advertising for software development engineers in Rosh Ha’ayin,Israel.
Mention security / terrism in London in the same breath as New Labour, Gubment and up pops an Israeli link, the Underground and that strange company HeadQuartered in Tavistock Square, that nice schoolmate of Lord Levy, Mr Halevy ex Mossad chief who was so up to speed on, the 7/7 bombings, which luckily Mr Netanyahu also missed....
Makes you wonder who recommended Whale security solutions to New Labour.
PS Whale formed an alliance in 2000 with Ness ING, who were taken over by Sapiens who are part of the Formula Group ( Abba Eban Boulevard, Herzlia ISRAEL )who consist of companies are traded on Nasdaq: Formula Systems (FORTY), Magic (MGIC), Sapiens (SPNS), BluePhoenix (BPHX) and on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE): Formula Systems, Magic, Sapiens, BluePhoenix and Matrix they also have 50% of nextSource a private recruitment company.
UPDATE 27/1/07 22:30 - due to requests for info on Israeli security / Tavistock Square / ex mil. techies / Whale etc.,
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ICTS (UK) Limited, South Block, Entrance D, Tavistock House,Tavistock Square, London,WC1H 9LG is a subsidiary of ICTS International which is the company that was developed from Fraport AG, the owner and operator of Frankfurt Airport which was split off from ICTS Europe Holdings B.V., (NASDAQ: ICTS) which Nasdaq Stock Market said that it was delisting the securities of the Company because the Company had not filed it's annual report on Form 20-F for the period ended December 31, 2005 as required by Marketplace Rule 4320(e)(12). They are still quoted but barely traded at present.
INFRACO JNP LIMITED, is Tube Lines, is a PFI joint venture between specialist public services provider Amey and U.S. private industrial firm Bechtel, and the Mayor of London (who was on his way back from Singapore and Olympics triumph on 7/7/05) they have business associations with ICTS (UK) Limited and their subsidiary Fortress GB Ltd.,
Mr Oded Shoham, was Col. Shoham and was the former head of the Technological Research, Development and Implementation Center of the Israel Defense Forces' Intelligence Corps. He was CEO , ICTS Technologies USA, Inc. part of ICTS Europe Holdings B.V which (confusingly) changed it's name in May 2005 to i-sec Technologies BV of which he is CEO.
Clue. A bus blew up in Tavistock Square on 7/7/05.