Phirelight, an Ottawa IT security consulting and solutions firm, became a reseller of Boeing's eXMeritus HardwareWall software two quarters ago and was able to sell the Boeing technology to a Canadian client for the first time this May.
The security system enables the secure transfer of information among networks operating at different security levels.
Phirelight CEO Wayne Teeple describes the local business as a "boutique security company," which works with defense, security and intelligence agencies to augment their securities services and protect their most important assets.
Working alongside Boeing, which has thousands of employees compared to Phirelight's 15, is a huge coup for the small company, Mr. Teeple said.
"This really does put us on the map," he said.
Phirelight would not name the Canadian client to whom it sold the Boeing software, but said it would be involved in the implementation and ongoing support of the system.
"Our agreement with Phirelight exemplifies how Boeing is using in-country presence and domain expertise to increase international business opportunities," said Jonathan Moneymaker, the director of Boeing's intelligence systems group.
"As a leading expert on security technologies and information assurance, Phirelight is the right partner to help Boeing expand its ability to provide cost-effective, mission critical technologies to Canada."
The eXMeritus HardwareWall software is manufactured by the Boeing Defense, Space & Security unit of the company, which is one of the world's largest businesses of its kind and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.