ESA Security Office renewed the PISA Servers Maintenance Contract with Virtual Angle BV


Virtual Angle BV is pleased to announce the renewal of the maintenance contract related with the supply of a redundant server system (including falloff and backup subsystem) to the European Space Agency Security Office.

This server system will support the PISA system (Personnel Information Security Administration) related web services to the European Space Agency.

“The PISA system (Personnel Information Security Administration) is one products and services supplied by Virtual Angle BV. It is currently being used by the European Space Agency Security Office (ESA – ESO) and by several ESA groups including the ESA GALILEO Project Office (ESA – NAV) and the ESA ESTEC PRS Lab” stated Pedro Branco,Virtual Angle BV.’s CEO.

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The European Space Agency  Security Office is, among other tasks, responsible for the request procedure related to obtaining personnel security clearances for ESA staff and contractors, as well as for the consequential administrative follow up and verifications of validity. In parallel with this function the ESA Security Office is also tasked with the supervision of the Request for Visit (RFV) procedure for visits to external classified facilities or participation to external classified meetings by ESA staff or contractors, as well as for the visit of external personnel to ESA classified facilities. At the same time, the ESA Security Office is responsible for its own related RFV administration.

The solution deployed is based on the Virtual Angle BV’s PISA software which is based in a sub-set of modules of the Virtual Office suite which were integrated to fully support the requirements of personnel information security administration activities. PISA includes a set of tools to support the management of the procedures related with the personnel security clearance request for staff and contractors, as well as for the related administrative follow up and verifications of validity.

PISA also supports the supervision of the Request for Visit (RFV) procedure for visits to classified facilities or participation to classified meetings by staff or contractors, as well as for the visit of external personnel to classified facilities. The installed solution includes Virtual Office modules for Clearances and Visitors Management, Document Management System, Contacts Management, Server System Administration and Security.

“The use of the PISA tool by ESA Security Office and the European Space Agency. shows the recognition by these relevant stakeholders of the excellence and reliability of the Virtual Angle BV Technology and team” – Pedro Branco, Virtual Angle BV’s CEO .

About PISA

PISA system (Personnel Information Security Administration) is an information system which supports the handling of the request procedure related to obtaining personnel security clearances for staff and contractors and related administrative follow up and verifications of validity. it also supports the supervision of the Request for Visit (RFV) procedure for visits to classified facilities.
For Further information, please visit http://pisa.virtualangle.com

About ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

For further information please, visit ESA – http://www.esa.int

About Virtual Angle BV

Virtual Angle BV is a global provider of integrated systems in the areas of Information Technologies, Security, Design, Communication and Branding. Virtual Angle BV has offices in Noordwijk (The Netherlands), and since its creation, in 2004, Virtual Angle BV is committed to offer competent, professional expertise and teamwork providing excellent services and products with efficiency, integrity and cost-effectiveness. By doing so, the company has worked with some of the most prestigious organizations at the international level, such as the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission among several other relevant organizations.

For further information about Virtual Angle BV. please visit http://www.virtualangle.com

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