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Viasat Delivers Type 1 Cloud Communication Network Encryptor

By | December 19, 2018
Viasat's KG-142 encryptor.

Viasat’s KG-142 encryptor. Photo: ViaSat.

Viasat revealed upgrades to its KG-142 network encryptor device (KG-142) for military and government customers. The upgraded KG-142 supports the shift to cloud-centered communications, aiming to provide added flexibility for customers and reducing the size, weight, power, and overall cost for today’s cloud networks. Viasat’s KG-142 network encryptor is part of the company’s portfolio of National Security Agency (NSA) certified network encryption solutions, which are designed to help ensure military and government customers’ sensitive information can be trusted and transmitted securely.

The KG-142 is designed to protect top secret/sensitive compartmented information for government agencies for very high-bandwidth applications, such as cloud computing and big data processing — delivering protection for Layer 2 Ethernet communications. Added flexibility available on the KG-142 will help allow customers to operate up to 32 simultaneous peer-to-peer connections over one to four 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) or one 100Gbps Ethernet channels.

“Upgrades to our KG-142 network encryptor will deliver the speed and flexibility needed to ease migration to cloud-centered solutions and dramatically enhance network security for government and defense agencies operating around the globe,” said Viasat Government Systems President Ken Peterman. “With the new innovations available on the KG-142, Viasat continues to have the broadest industry portfolio of Type 1 certified network encryptors today with speeds ranging from 20 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 200Gbps aggregate. The KG-142 meets government standards for national security communications with unprecedented speed and flexibility.”