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Airbus expands encryption device offerings

19th February 2014 - 13:01 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Airbus Defence and Space has introduced a new addition to its cryptographic device range, with the launch of Ectocryp Yellow.

Ectocryp Yellow represents the company's next stage in sovereign UK cryptographic development, utilising CESG's preferred standard for encrypting all types of government information across networks, PRIME Suite A.

Ectocryp Yellow is a small form factor, portable device that is desktop, interoperable for highly secure strategic and tactical networks.

The software can be fully updated in the field and upgrades can be performed remotely for deployed units. The system has been designed with insignificant latency, to eliminate the overhead of crypto on a network and provide transparent operation to users. 

According to the company, Ectocryp Yellow has received full certification under the CAPS1 (CESG Assisted Products Service) scheme from the UK National Technical Authority for Information Assurance.This scheme evaluates encryption devices against UK government cryptographic standards for use by UK government and other appropriate organisations for data classified up to UK Top Secret.

The Ectocryp family includes versions that are being exported to countries from the USA to the Middle East

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