Owl Cyber Defense unveils new “Cloud-to-Cloud” cross domain solution
Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC of Ridgefield, CT announced on March 22 the release of the new Owl Cloud-to-Cloud (C2C) cross domain solution. C2C is a proprietary, data diode-based cybersecurity solution, designed for secure, extremely high-volume, high-bandwidth file transfers from one cloud repository to another.
Typical cloud-to-cloud transfers involve a long and labor intensive process wherein cloud repositories are downloaded to numerous hard drives and physically transferred to the new cloud repository, where they are uploaded. The C2C solution is designed to dramatically reduce transfer times, by transferring data one-way directly from cloud to cloud, while also greatly increasing the security on the transfer process by eliminating potential attack vectors.
“We’re extremely excited to unveil the Cloud-to-Cloud to the government, intelligence, and defense markets,” said Mike Timan, Owl president & CEO. “This solution represents the new industry standard for maximum security and throughput in cross domain solutions for the cloud, and could potentially save our clients hours or days of transfer time in a single job.”
C2C operates on a two-server platform, with embedded Owl communication cards and specialized software. Utilizing a parallel processing system with a sophisticated traffic management and threading mechanisms, C2C is available in three different throughput tiers – 2.5, 10, or 25 Gbps – each tested and verified to transfer multiple terabytes per hour.
“We’ve already seen great interest in the market, including a number of pending or in-process implementations, and we’re very much looking forward to the new cloud-based use cases this opens up for Owl’s versatile cybersecurity technology,” said Sal Morlando, Owl COO.
From a high level, C2C operates on a manifest-based transfer system, and utilizes isolated, independent elements throughout each stage in the process, for increased security. The administrator places files and a manifest file containing a list of authorized files on the “source” cloud. Owl software on the blue server then processes the manifest (identifies which files are to be transferred, makes sure they exist and they match the profile in the manifest), after which separate software on the blue server divides up and transfers files over the data diode to the red server. The red server then delivers the files to the destination cloud. C2C is fully compatible with off-board preserver or edge filtering tools and processes.