Latest PacStar IQ-Core Software Release Expands Capabilities for Tactical Communications

IQ-Core Software v5.1.15 enhances secure unified communications network management with new device support, better visibility of endpoints in secure environments, and security auditing and management features By DA Staff / 20 Apr 2023
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New PacStar IQ-Core Software Suite Release

Curtiss-Wright Defense Solutions has expanded the capabilities of its PacStar IQ-Core Software suite of unified communications network management solutions with updates including:

  • Enhanced network configuration and management capabilities
  • New device support
  • Better visibility of endpoints in secure environments
  • New security auditing and management features

IQ-Core Software is a comprehensive management software application designed for secure, tactical, and distributed network management for edge networks in disconnected, intermittent, and limited environments. 

IQ-Core Software v5.1.15 contributes to tactical mission success by reducing network misconfiguration, improving uptime, simplifying troubleshooting, and providing cyber situational awareness to tactical networks. It advances the PacStar product family’s mission to enable tactical, expeditionary, and mobile organizations to modernize networks. 

According to Curtiss-Wright, this powerful software enables operators to field the most advanced technologies and achieve cyber overmatch while driving down complexity and training costs. 

IQ-Core Software v5.1.15 Updates

Provisioning and Configuration
The IQ-Core Software v5.1.15 has numerous ways to provision and configure communications systems. These now include configuration plan support for selected devices. The operator can send plans to a system, compare them against actual device configurations, and then activate a plan so that the system is using the new configuration. Enhancements have also been made to IQ-Core profile templates to enable scriptable configuration of an entire management environment.

Device Support
This version of IQ-Core Software includes updates to expose more critical operating information about industry standard satellite modems and radios enabling operators to stay within a single interface for full network management. Additional features have also been added to the ‘generic’ device type, which can be used to manage any network device that IQ-Core Software does not support natively. These new features include viewing, exporting, and alerting for interface and throughput data, as well as integrated access to a device console.

Secure Endpoint Management
Curtiss-Wright is a supplier of Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) solutions and IQ-Core Software has extensive support for the certificate and VPN management needs of CSfC environments. Complex tasks can be accomplished in minutes, from infrastructure gateway configuration to secure endpoint management. IQ-Core Software v5.1.15 updates these capabilities to include enhanced support for Continuous Monitoring (a CSfC requirement), bulk provisioning, and secure endpoint rekeying.

Security
A new audit logging system has been added to IQ-Core Software in this release to ensure operator actions are audited and stored in a secure, DoD approved manner. User session control has also been improved to ensure that inactive sessions are terminated and reauthentication required when roles change.

Operating System Support
IQ-Core Software is now fully supported and tested under Microsoft Windows Server 2022 and Microsoft Windows 11, in addition to previous versions of Microsoft Windows.

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