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Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority Locks Down on Web Security

The Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority (BRRJA) has transferred its website to a new environment hosted by Richmond, Virginia based e-government specialists, Virginia Interactive (VI). The new hosting environment offers security that far exceeds what was previously utilized by the BRRJA. This is a first-time partnership between the two organizations.

Formed in 1994, and located in Lynchburg, Virginia, the primary mission of the Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority is to support the criminal justice system by operating its centers in a manner that produces a safe and secure environment for the public, staff, and inmates.

“After an impressive presentation to our staff by (Virginia Interactive president) Travis Sarkees, and an informational meeting with members of his staff, it took very little time to determine that VI was the host we wanted,” said Tim Trent, an administrator with BRRJA. “VI's knowledge and security measures are second to none. Our website migration was seamless and fast. We look forward to a long-term relationship with Virginia Interactive.”

The Virginia Interactive-hosted website for Blue Ridge Regional Jail Authority is live, and can be accessed at https://www.brrja.state.va.us/

About Virginia Interactive

Virginia Interactive, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NIC, Virginia Interactive is part of the NIC family of digital government service providers, making life simple for the citizens and businesses of the Commonwealth of Virginia. www.virginiainteractive.org

About NIC

NIC Inc. (NASDAQ: EGOV) is the nation’s premier provider of innovative digital government solutions and secure payment processing, which help make government interactions more accessible for everyone through technology. The family of NIC companies has developed a library of more than 13,000 digital government services for more than 5,500 federal, state, and local government agencies. Among these solutions is the ground-breaking personal assistant for government, Gov2Go, delivering citizens personalized reminders and a single platform for all government interactions. More information is available at www.egov.com.

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