Poland Border Guard

Strengthens security with better document management and communications

Published on 04-Aug-2010

Validated on 14 Aug 2013

Customer:
Poland Border Guard

Industry:
Government

Deployment country:
Poland

Solution:
C-Suite Framework, Service Management, Smarter Planet

Smarter Planet:
Smarter Government

Overview

In 2004, Poland joined the European Union. After entering the European Union, Poland started making efforts to join the Schengen area, a group of European countries that operates very much like a single state for international travel purposes.

Business need:
At the same time, the Polish Border Guard made progress on tightening controls for Poland’s eastern border, which became the eastern border of the European Union. To meet these challenges, the Guard had to update its methods and IT systems.

Solution:
A new security solution with document management and workflows helps ensure the integrity and immediate availability of information. Integration technology enables access to information from all sources, including the registry of alien records and the visa registry. IP telephony, instant messaging, data transfer and multiprotocol label switching, spanning all control points, support instant status checks that identify trespassers on the spot.

Benefits:
• Automating allowances to cross borders based on the most current and integrated data practically eliminates permissions for people who are unauthorized. • Even felonies committed outside Poland show up online, stopping guilty travelers at the border and enabling the temporary arrest of suspect travelers • The number of trespassers arrested at the border has increased by roughly 40 percent, and deportations after crossing the border have been cut by more than half.

Case Study

Poland Border Guard
Warsaw, Poland
Government
www.strazgraniczna.pl

Solution Components
• IBM Lotus Notes® and Domino®
• IBM Lotus® Domino Document Manager
• IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator
• IBM Lotus Sametime®
• IBM Tivoli® Storage Manager
• IBM System Storage® DS4200
• IBM Global Technology Services

In 2004, Poland joined the European Union. After entering the European Union, Poland started making efforts to join the Schengen area, a group
of European countries that operates very much like a single state for international travel purposes.

The Need
At the same time, the Polish Border Guard made progress on tightening controls for Poland’s eastern border, which became the eastern border
of the European Union. To meet these challenges, the Guard had to update its methods and IT systems.

The Solution
A new security solution with document management and workflows helps ensure the integrity and immediate availability of information. Integration technology enables access to information from all sources, including the registry of alien records and the visa registry. IP telephony, instant messaging, data transfer and multiprotocol label switching, spanning all control points, support instant status checks that identify trespassers on the spot.

What Makes It Smarter
• Automating allowances to cross borders based on the most current and integrated data practically eliminates permissions for people who are unauthorized.
• Even felonies committed outside Poland show up online, stopping guilty travelers at the border and enabling the temporary arrest of suspect travelers until further investigation.
• The number of trespassers arrested at the border has increased by roughly 40 percent, and deportations after crossing the border have been cut by more than half.

For more information
Please contact your IBM sales representative or IBM Business Partner. Visit us at:

ibm.com/government

Products and services used

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