ViaSat Introduces First Type 1 100-Gbps Ethernet Encryptor

CARLSBAD, CA --- ViaSat Inc. unveils the ViaSat KG-142, a first-to-market 100 Gbps Type 1 Ethernet encryptor delivering speeds 10x faster than existing solutions, and with significant improvements in network performance. With the new KG-142 high-speed Ethernet encryptor, government users can better meet the bandwidth and security needs for cloud computing and real-time data transport across the battlespace.

The introduction of the KG-142 combines decades of experience protecting classified government data with proven innovation in broadband networking. This product is the first Type 1 MACsec Ethernet encryptor capable of operating at speeds up to 100 Gbps. It delivers the encryption power of 10 separate 10 Gbps encryptors in a single rack unit, increasing scalability, and minimizing network overhead for Layer 2 Ethernet communications up to TS/SCI (Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information).

By bringing the KG-142 to market, ViaSat broadens its 'edge to cloud' network encryption portfolio. The new encryptor comes on the heels of the recently announced NSA-certified KG-250XS, which is the lowest size, weight, and power (SWaP), rugged HAIPE® IS v4.1 network encryptor, and is compatible with ViaSat's family of field-proven Type 1 HAIPE devices.

A high-speed, low-latency encryptor, the ViaSat KG-142 conforms to the NSA's new Ethernet Security Specification (ESS) standard, ensures interoperability across government networks, delivers protection at the highest security standards and has been tested for high-reliability. It also uses a field-proven software-upgradeable design to ensure the network's security framework can evolve to meet future cybersecurity standards and interoperability requirements, without hardware changes. NSA certification is expected by October 2016.

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