High Speed Encryption: Approved for NATO Restricted Classification

Last updated: 16 May 2016

NATO LogoSenetas and Gemalto announced NATO approval for the latest SafeNet High Speed Encryptors for NATO Restricted use by all 28 NATO member states, further extending our high-assurance capabilities to provide maximum data protection for security-conscious organizations. The NATO approval – and subsequent inclusion of the company’s products in the NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue  – allows the encryptors to be supplied to agencies of up to all 28 NATO member states for government and defence use.

Access the NIAPC site to see a list of approved encryptors, listed under Senetas. Senetas and Gemalto partner to deliver the world’s best High Speed Encryption appliances. Gemalto and Senetas have an extended global distribution agreement in which Gemalto distributes Senetas’ high speed network encryption solutions across the globe.

NATO Approval? Why?

Simply put, the NATO approval further extends Gemalto’s SafeNet High Speed Encryptors’ high-assurance capabilities to provide maximum data protection for security-conscious organizations.  In addition to the NATO approval, SafeNet High Speed Encrytors also hold certifications by leading organizations such as FIPS (USA), Common Criteria (International) and CAPS (UK).

Security hardware certification by the various international independent and government certification organisations is a strict requirement of many government agencies and defence organisations for the protection of sensitive data around the world.

These security product certifications involve intensive and rigorous testing procedures, which often take years to be completed. It is not a ‘one-time’ process; rather, an on-going process where any minute change to the product requires a process of ‘recertification’.

In simple terms, the approval states that the products are ‘…certified as suitable for government and defence use…” The specific certification classification determines the level of data sensitivity for which the product is suitable – e.g. ‘up to secret’ classification.

Why encrypt data in motion?

We all know that sensitive data needs to be protected, especially in the public sector where citizen information is extremely sensitive.  But what happens to data in motion when it’s transmitted to other locations? Once it’s in motion, you’re no longer in control of it, and, if unencrypted, it can be ‘tapped’ with relative ease by cyber-criminals, or misdirected unintentionally either by human or machine error.

Why SafeNet High Speed Encryption?

Gemalto provides the world’s leading certified Layer 2 high speed encryptors that are fully assured by UK public sector and CAPS certified. These encryptors ensure the most secure data-in-motion protection, maximum performance, near-zero overhead with “set and forget” management, and lowest total cost of ownership.

Strongest Protection

SafeNet High Speed Encryptors mitigate the risk of communication interception (Sniffing), traffic analysis and fibre tapping.  Among the solutions Gemalto offers are triple-certified CAPS, FIPS 140-2 Level 3, Common Criteria certified appliances that are listed in the NATO Information Assurance Product Catalogue for the protection of restricted information.

Maximum Performance & Efficiency

SafeNet High Speed Encryptors enable public sector to make the most out of their expensive 10 Gbps pipes by encrypting sensitive data (often compliance bound).  Encrypt 10 Gbps pipes at line speed with almost zero latency and zero impact on network bandwidth or other network assets.

Lowest Total Cost of Ownership

SafeNet High Speed Encryptors provide best-in-class enterprise high speed encryption that can reduce network costs by as much as 50 percent, compared to solutions such as IPSEC that encrypt at Layer 3 for example.

To secure your data in motion, you need to encrypt it. By encrypting the data, you can be assured that however accessed by an unauthorized party, it is protected. The simplest and best approach is to provide protection that stays with the data, wherever it is being sent. High speed encryption does exactly that.

For more information on high speed encryption download our high speed encryption overview.

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