Viasat announces upgrades to its KG-142 network encryption device
Viasat Inc. of Carlsbad, CA announced on December 19 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, providing added flexibility for customers and significantly 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 ensure military and government customers’ most sensitive information can be trusted and transmitted securely across today’s digital battlespace—from the cloud to the tactical edge.
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 reliable, network-efficient protection for Layer 2 Ethernet communications. Added flexibility available on the KG-142 will 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, increasing bandwidth and reducing overall life cycle cost. In addition, the KG-142 is field-upgradable to meet evolving interoperability standards and mission demands.
“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 Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. “With the new innovations available on the KG-142, Viasatcontinues 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.”