General Dynamics Mission Systems has confirmed that its TACLANE-C175N CHVP encryptor has been certified for use by the US National Security Agency (NSA).
Designed and certified to the NSA’s high-assurance security standards, the TACLANE-C175N encryptor is a non-Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI) device that protects voice and data communications classified secret and below.
The company’s new, small-form-factor High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE) provides high-assurance security, interoperability, and mission-focused features in a single device with less handling requirements and safe-keying capabilities that secure classified information.
Consistent with the Committee on National Security Systems Instruction (CNSSI) 4031, the TACLANE-C175N CHVP requires less handling and accountability compared with other Type 1 encryption products, expanding the use of certified devices in high-risk environments where there is greater probability of unplanned leave behind in unmanned operations or tactical units.
According to General Dynamics, the TACLANE-C175N CHVP solution offers trusted security, and provides multiple performance and feature benefits, including:
- 200 Mb/s aggregate throughput supporting analytics and video streaming at the network edge
- Military standard ruggedization and size, weight and power optimization
- Advanced networking and performance even in disadvantaged networks
- Tamper and TEMPEST protections
- Adverse event handling features such as Render Useless Zeroize (RUZ) and Heartbeat Signaling to ‘brick’ the device
- Lower total cost of ownership as compared to Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) solution with minimal network integration, maintenance and no yearly registration
- Remote configuration, management and control of device and keying using GEM One Encryptor Manager