Klas Telecom rugged network devices get NIAP common criteria certification

On September 19, 2017 the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) issued Klas Telecom´s VoyagerESm, VoyagerSW14 and KlasOS firmware Common Criteria certification, a requirement for inclusion in the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, the company said.

The CSfC program seeks to make immediate use of the market´s emerging commercial hardware and software technologies in order for US government customers to achieve mission success. Communications operators on the battlefield leveraging Klas Telecom´s CSfC-approved rugged mobility solutions can now pass classified data over secure wireless, enabling them to reduce the size, weight and power consumption of their communications packages for greater mobility, agility, scalability and capability than ever before.

Klas Telecom´s VoyagerSW14 and VoyagerESm running KlasOS provide Virtual Private Network gateway services which permits users to securely encrypt data over WAN links using IPsec and FIPS-approved algorithms. Voyager switching platforms with integrated KlasOS provide unique benefits and features such as: a fanless design, a real time clock, a battery-backed NTP server and a secure removable configuration and storage key that when removed zeroizes the device.

Voyager switches also support critical Cisco VoIP switching features such as voice and data VLAN and Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP). Both Voyager switches are JITC certified, built to MIL-STD-810G, MIL-STD-461F, IEC 60529 and FCC Part 15B.

Klas Telecom´s VoyagerESm is a core component of the Voyager Executive Communications Kit (VoyagerECK), a discreet and portable VoSIP and multi-enclave data communications package that connects executives on the move with the secure resources they need. The VoyagerESm passing common criteria allows the VoyagerECK to be used as a CSfC solution. Existing users, please contact helpdesk@klastelecomgov.com to learn how you can upgrade your existing kit for secure wireless encryption.

Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 25 years of experience developing innovative communications solutions for the network edge. Klas Telecom delivers connectivity to remote and austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. The company specializes in integrating enterprise networking capabilities from global IT leaders with in-house hardware and software platforms designed to meet market demands and the most stringent environmental requirements. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland. www.klastelecom.com.