Poland Border Guard

Strengthens security with better document management and communications

Published on 4 Aug 2010

Poland Border Guard


Deployment country


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.

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.

• 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.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

IBM Sametime, Tivoli Storage Manager, Lotus Domino Document Manager, IBM Notes, IBM Domino, IBM Enterprise Integrator for Domino

, GTS IS Networking Services: Network Infrastructure Integration Services (non-mobile), IBM Global Services,

, Service Management, Smarter Planet

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