ProtecD@R Network encryptor NSA certified
General Dynamics has announced that its ProtecD@R Network (KG-202) data-at-rest encryptor has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) to secure information classified at the Top Secret level and below on removable and fixed storage devices.
This certification clears the way for military and government personnel to transport classified information stored on disk drives, tape and other media and ship it using commercial carriers without the rigorous, time-consuming and expensive procedures typically required for handling and transporting highly classified information.
The ProtecD@R Network encryptor is designed for use in offices, data centres and tactical environments. The system is capable of separating the storage of up to 16 different data sources at the same security level on a single storage system. According to General Dynamics, this capability eliminates the equipment costs, power requirements and space needed for individual network encryptors dedicated to operating at one security level.
Chris Marzilli, president of General Dynamics C4 Systems, said: ‘The ProtecD@R Network encryptor enables military and government personnel to take a disk drive filled with classified information, drop it in a commercial shipping envelope and send it off to another location, all in the same day. Before this capability, it could take weeks or months and thousands of dollars to secure the permissions and arrange for the logistics needed to transport this mission-critical data from one point to another.’
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