OmniSwitch gets NSA's nod

OmniSwitch gets NSA's nod

The National Security Agency has certified interoperability of the OmniSwitch from Alcatel Data Networks of Ashburn, Va., with the Fastlane encryptor.

Fastlane, the only asynchronous transfer mode encryptor approved for use for classified government data, was developed by the former GTE Government Systems Corp., now part of General Dynamics Corp. of Falls Church, Va.

NSA tested the OmniSwitch 3.4.2 software and the Fastlane 2.03 software in network configurations commonly used by agencies.

The switch carried out encrypted point-to-point and point-to-multipoint transmissions when located both at the network edge and in the core.

The security agency also tested OmniSwitch for switched virtual circuit operation, LAN emulation and IP over ATM.


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