Tenix Datagate, EAL 7

They said it couldn't be done with a commercial product, but someone finally did it. Tenix Datagate Inc. of McLean, Va., received EAL 7 Common Criteria certification, the highest security level awarded by the National Information Assurance Partnership, for its Data Diode.

This two-port appliance allows a secure network to receive data from a nonsecured network without the risk of leaking any itself. 'This is for a device with very narrowly limited functions. Even so, achieving that certification is a major accomplishment,' said Jonathan Shapiro, assistant professor of computer science at Johns Hopkins University.

About the Author

Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

Featured

  • Russia prying into state, local networks

    A Russian state-sponsored advanced persistent threat actor targeting state, local, territorial and tribal government networks exfiltrated data from at least two victims.

  • Marines on patrol (US Marines)

    Using AVs to tell friend from foe

    The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is looking for ways autonomous vehicles can make it easier for commanders to detect and track threats among civilians in complex urban environments without escalating tensions.

Stay Connected