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ViaSat's encryptors NSA-certified

15th August 2016 - 11:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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ViaSat’s KG-250XS and IPS-250X secure network encryptors have been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA), clearing them for purchase by US government organisations, the company announced on 10 August.

The KG-250XS, designed with low size, weight and power (SWAP) requirements, is a rugged High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE) IS v4.1 network encryptor. It weighs approximately 10oz and delivers 20Mbps (aggregate) speeds, making it suitable for Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information applications that have size and weight constraints such as telecommuting, flyaway kits, executive communications and tactical unmanned aerial vehicles.

The IPS-250X is a HAIPE inline network encryptor that supports the secure exchange of classified information up to the Secret level. It is designed to protect IP connections among US warfighters, coalition partners and government agencies, regardless of deployment location and without the logistics or lifecycle costs often associated with controlled cryptographic items. The IPS-250X is packaged in a low SWAP rugged form factor and is well suited for high-risk and unmanned environments.

Jerry Goodwin, chief operating officer, government systems division, ViaSat, said: ‘Achieving NSA certification on our latest encryption products, the KG-250XS and IPS-250X, is another important milestone in expanding ViaSat's cyber defence portfolio to give warfighters great flexibility in how they securely communicate with commanders, regardless of where their mission takes them.’

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