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Solution Overview

The Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) 3.0 Architecture Lab is a capability of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) designed to provide customers an environment to gain hands-on experience to evaluate new cloud and infrastructure solutions for their respective TIC use cases.  The environment that supports the lab is a blend of physical and virtual infrastructure, creating a realistic environment for evaluating TIC scenarios. 

TIC 3.0 is a response to the need for improved agility, security, connectivity and visibility in federal government networks. This TIC 3.0 Reference Architecture environment is meant to highlight how leading FedRAMP certified solutions can be used to achieve optimized access to critical resources with improved security capabilities. 

Zscaler for Government, Cisco SD-WAN for Government, AWS GovCloud (US) and Equinix demonstrate how cloud-delivered security, SD-WAN, Infrastructure/Platform as a Service, and colocation work together to deliver a cloud smart and TIC 3.0-enabled government network.

In this environment you will gain working knowledge of how TIC 3.0 addresses the following locations:

  • Agency Data Center (Cisco SD-WAN)
  • Agency Branch Office (Cisco SD-WAN)
  • Cloud Service Provider (Zscaler Internet Access)
  • Cloud Service Provider (AWS GovCloud)
  • Carrier Neutral Facility (Equinix Hosting & Fabric)

Lab Diagram