NSA approves TACLANE-Router

Oct. 24, 2007 at 5:52 PM
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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- General Dynamics says its TACLANE-Router, KG-175R, has been approved by the U.S. National Security Agency.

General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, said in a statement last week that the TACLANE-Router -- KG-175R -- has been certified by the National Security Agency "to protect classified information transmitted through military and government networks at the Top Secret level and below."

"The KG-175R incorporates Cisco 3200 Series Mobile Routers and eliminates the need for multiple pieces of network equipment previously needed for similar network routing and encryption functions," the company said.

"The TACLANE-Router directs information to the recipient’s destination while securing the transmitted information. The KG-175R comes pre-configured to NSA network routing security guidelines and is compliant with the High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification -- HAIPE-IS -- standard for use from the core of a network to the battlefield’s tactical edge," General Dynamics 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.”

General Dynamics C4 Systems described itself as "a leading integrator of secure communication and information systems and technology."

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