ViaSat Receives NSA certification for Addition of HAIPE® Over-the-Air/Net Keying to IPS-250 IP Encryptor
CARLSBAD, Calif., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) received NSA certification for release 2 of its AltaSec (®) IPS-250 Inline Network Encryptor (INE), a software-only upgrade for the IPS-250. The new release enables over-the-air and network HAIPE(®)-to-HAIPE(®) key transfer and HAIPE(®) IS version 4.1 compliance to minimize the risk of manually rekeying in the field.
Compatible with the new NSA Cryptographic High Value Product (CHVP) Suite B, the Non-COMSEC Controlled Item (Non-CCI) IPS-250 can perform in-band rekey (replace the active key) and out-of-band rekeying (issue keys for later use) over the air or over the network with any HAIPE(®) IS v3.1.2 or v4.1 compliant device.
“Avoiding personal delivery of keys to each network node in high risk and remote locations is a significant new advantage for setting up secure networks,” said Chris Wren, VP and general manager of Information Security at ViaSat. “Many times the users of these networks are in motion, and anything that enables them to manage the network from physically secure locations saves time and makes them safer.”
The IPS-250 is well suited for operations in high risk and unmanned environments requiring Secret and Below protection, including leave-behind and coalition networks. The IPS-250 also enables warfighters and government agencies to create secure networks without the logistics and lifecycle costs associated with handling and accounting for CCI devices.
The IPS-250 encryptor offers these additional benefits:
- 100 Mbps full duplex HAIPE(®)
- Fully compliant with the Foreign Interoperability (FI) specification
- Interoperates with HAIPE(®) IS V3 to V4.1 CCI devices, such as KG-250, KG-255 and KG-250X
- Configurable remote and heartbeat zeroize for unattended operation
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ViaSat delivers fast, secure communications, Internet, and remote network access to fixed sites or on-the-move. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. and allied governments; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; operates ViaSat-1, the highest capacity satellite in the world; and offers high-speed Ka-band satellite broadband services. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat has established a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements that refer to new features of the IPS-250 release 2. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
AltaSec is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.
HAIPE(®) is a registered trademark of NSA.
SOURCE ViaSat Inc.