NSA certifies encryption technology

The National Security Agency has certified encryption technology from General Dynamics to protect classified information transmitted through military and government networks at the top-secret level and below.

The agency is using the TACLANE-Router (KG-175R) from the General Dynamics C4 Systems business unit. The KG-175R incorporates Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Routers and eliminates the need for multiple pieces of network equipment previously required for similar network routing and encryption functions.

The KG-175R comes preconfigured to NSA network routing security guidelines and is compliant with the High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification standard for use from the core of a network to the battlefield's tactical edge, General Dynamics officials said.

'The KG-175R is the first NSA certified network encryptor with router functionality,' said John Cole, vice president of Information Assurance for General Dynamics C4 Systems.

'By providing multiple functions in a single device, military and government users can significantly reduce size, weight and power requirements for both stationary and on-the-move networks.'

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