Military Embedded Systems

High-speed Ethernet encryption to be demonstrated by Naval Research Lab and ViaSat


November 17, 2015

John McHale

Editorial Director

Military Embedded Systems

AUSTIN, Texas. ViaSat engineers in Carlsbad, California, developed a single-port 100 Gbps encryption device built to scale from 10 to 40 to 100 Gbps, enabling users to migrate their security infrastructure, as the demand for more bandwidth increases. ViaSat representatives and experts from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) will be demonstrating the product family this week in Austin, Texas at SC15 (Supercomputer Conference).

The ViaSat/NRL demo will have a secure 100 Gbps SDN using Layer 2 MACsec, sending encrypted traffic over 2,500 miles in the U.S. over a SDN using a 100 Gbps channel.

The ViaSat product family is comprised of the SEC-1170, an Ethernet encryption appliance that scales from 10 to 40 to 100 Gbps; the SEC-1171 and SEC-1160, variants of the SEC-1170; and the SEC-1140V, ViaSat's 1 Gbps virtual network function (VNF) encryption software, which enables enterprise users to host security on their infrastructure as part of their future Network Function Virtualization (NFV) strategy.

The ViaSat high-speed Ethernet encryption family also includes:

- Streamlined migration: Enterprises can install and upgrade to higher speeds remotely via software.
- Three times lower latency as compared to competing Layer 2/3 encryption devices.
- Interoperability with Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) and Software Defined Network (SDN).
- Compliance with FIPS 140-2 Level 2+.


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