Fidelis Cybersecurity and PacStar launch joint tactical cybersecurity solution for military operations
Fidelis Cybersecurity of Bethesda, MD and Portland, OR-based PacStar launched on January 30 PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System – a fully integrated tactical cybersecurity solution with automated detection and response capabilities for protecting in-theater communications, executive communications, vehicle mount, or forward operating base deployments.
The collaboration provides the Fidelis Elevate platform in a compact, quick setup, rugged form factor, ideal for meeting demanding size, weight, power and reliability requirements for military tactical cyber defensive operations, including pre-positioned cyber sensors and deployable “hunt mission” kits. The system can fill gaps in tactical network cybersecurity, and address three primary DoD challenges: tactical networks frequently are poorly secured; cybersecurity technologies are too large and expensive to deploy; and there is a lack of trained cyber specialists rapidly available in the field.
The PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System is managed by PacStar IQ-Core Software, a “single-pane of glass” management GUI designed to assist networking specialists in conducting configuration, management and troubleshooting.
“We’re excited to offer the combination of Fidelis and PacStar technologies to provide automated detection and response to cyber threats to tactical and deployable systems. This will immediately address security gaps in the network, while improving operational efficiencies where resources are limited,” said Tim Roddy, vice president of product management and marketing at Fidelis Cybersecurity.
The core of PacStar Tactical Fidelis Cybersecurity System is based on a PacStar 451 module hosting analytics, management and sensor functions. Additional PacStar 451 and 455 modules may be added for sizable deployments with large, long-term, meta-data storage requirements. Supplemented with PacStar 400-Series routing and switching modules, the system can be delivered as a complete all-in-one solution.
”We’re delighted to partner with Fidelis to create this integrated deployable solution – enabling us to deliver their capabilities in an industry-leading rugged platform that meets the demanding size, weight and power requirements of today’s mobile warfighter,” said Peggy Miller, chief executive officer for PacStar. “We’re also pleased to have leveraged the network management strengths of PacStar IQ-Core Software, proven in US Army WIN-T deployments, to address the acute lack of trained cyber specialists in our armed services.”