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ViaSat Pushes the Boundaries of Secure Networking at the Battlespace Edge with Two New NSA-Certified Network Encryptors

Press Release From: ViaSat
Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2016

ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, today announced the ViaSat KG-250XS and IPS-250X secure network encryptors are now National Security Agency (NSA)-certified.

As a leader in tactical communications networking for classified information, ViaSat offers the lowest size, weight and power (SWaP) rugged Type 1 High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE®) providing the most flexibility at the tactical edge. The Company is proud to highlight its latest NSA-certified network encryption products, including:

  • KG-250XS Network Encryptor: The ViaSat KG-250XS is the lowest SWaP, rugged HAIPE IS v4.1 network encryptor. It weighs approximately 10 ounces and delivers 20 Mbps (aggregate) speeds, making it ideal for Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) applications that have size and weight constraints such as telecommuting, flyaway kits, executive communications and tactical unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
  • IPS-250X Network Encryptor: The ViaSat IPS-250X is a HAIPE Inline Network Encryptor and supports the secure exchange of classified information up to the Secret level. It is designed to protect IP connections among U.S. warfighters, coalition partners and government agencies, regardless of deployment location and without the expensive logistics or lifecycle costs often associated with Controlled Cryptographic Items (CCI). The IPS-250X is packaged in a low SWaP rugged form factor and complies with NSA Cryptographic High Value Product (CHVP) non-CCI policy. It is ideal for high-risk and unmanned environments.

"For decades, ViaSat has been safeguarding U.S. government, military and defense missions by securing classified information sent over IP," said Jerry Goodwin, chief operating officer, Government Systems Division, ViaSat. "Achieving NSA certification on our latest encryption products, the KG-250XS and IPS-250X, is another important milestone in expanding ViaSat's cyber defense portfolio to give warfighters great flexibility in how they securely communicate with commanders, regardless of where their mission takes them."

Support for Secure Network Design and Monitoring

High grade encryptors deployed in a secure architecture are one of the key tools available to protect an organization's network. ViaSat currently provides expert support to organizations that are designing secure networks resistant to cyber threats. The Company also provides secure network monitoring to meet an organization's specific security requirements.

Availability

The NSA certification authorizes U.S. government organizations to purchase the new ViaSat KG-250XS and IPS-250X network encryptors, which are available today. For more information, please visit: www.viasat.com/haipe.

About ViaSat

ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:  VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at:  www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on social media:  Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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