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Viasat announces network encryption products available for Five Eyes use

19th September 2019 - 12:35 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


Viasat has announced that its line of network encryption products are now available for use by all Five Eyes partner nations.

The company said that its network encryption products use patented programmable cryptographic technology that is designed to safeguard sensitive information, "from the cloud to the tactical edge".

Viasat claimed it is also currently the only US company to support Type 1 encryption for both Layer 2 EDE[1] (Ethernet Data Encryption) and Layer 3 HAIPE (High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor) network protocols.

‘The explosion of connected devices, cloud-centric networks and today's rapidly evolving cyber-threats has put the need for enhanced, interoperable network encryption solutions centre stage,’ said Ken Peterman, president of Government Systems at Viasat. 

‘By offering support for different network topologies across our portfolio of encryption products, we are able to help Five Eyes government and military organizations secure their communications and sensitive data across next-generation network infrastructures and cloud-based systems.’

Viasat also said that it ‘has a proven track record of first-to-market products in the information assurance and network encryption market'. For example, Viasat was first to offer a 100-gigabit-per-second (100-Gbps) Type 1 network encryption device with the KG-142.

According to Scott Adams, vice president of Secure Network Systems at Viasat, the company is attempting to break through the 100-Gbps barrier - the current goal being 400-Gbps.

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