Securus Technologies, the largest and most popular provider of criminal justice technology, is lowering the boom on its competitor Global Tel Link (GTL).
On June 9, Securus Technologies called out GTL for releasing a series of press releases rife with inaccuracies and outright lies. In response to GTL’s alleged wrongdoings, Securus issued a response to clarify the claims made by GTL.
In all, GTL made six claims against Securus. All of the claims involve patents regarding technology. GTL and Securus have engaged in a long-standing feud for the last two years. GTL has been the subject of many instances of alleged fraud and security breaches as found by the Louisiana Public Safety Commission. The findings were so egregious that Securus Technologies began issuing a series of press releases outlining the company’s misdeeds.
Securus CEO Rick Smith responded that his company wasn’t particularly concerned about GTL’s ranting’s. “We will continue to defend ourselves against the attacks.”
Smith went on to say that he would stack his company’s technology up against GTL’s at any time. “Instead of responding to my requests, GTL has kept silent. That is very telling.”
While Smith never confirmed whether or not the press releases from GTL are retaliation for Securus issuing press releases against them, he said he wouldn’t rule it out.
Securus Technologies currently contracts with over 3,000 correctional and law enforcement facilities in the U.S. They offer a full line of security, public information, communication, investigative and self-service tools.
Individuals wanting to know more about the corporation are invited to go to their website at www.securus.com.