PacStar® and Information Security Corporation (ISC) Announce Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) Collaboration at the 2016 Information Assurance Symposium
Learn how the joint integration of our capabilities enables tactical and enterprise organizations to more effectively and easily implement PKI enabled solutions.
PORTLAND, Ore., and OAK PARK, IL. Aug. 9, 2016 – PacStar, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for commercial, industrial and defense markets, and ISC, a leading developer of public key cryptography-based data security products, are introducing their collaboration to ease and accelerate the adoption of NSA CSfC compliant solutions.
The collaboration will result in the integration of ISC’s CertAgent® certificate authority into PacStar 400-Series modular ruggedized networking components – creating complete tactical and deployable communications systems capable of meeting the stringent NSA CSfC requirements for the transmission of classified information. ISC Cert Agent will also be integrated with PacStar IQ-Core® Software, an intuitive management software platform, enabling the configuration, monitoring, and troubleshooting of complete PKI-based solutions under a single graphic user interface.
CertAgent 7.0 is a self-contained and easy-to-use Certificate Authority (CA) that allows organizations to issue, manage and revoke X.509 “Digital Certificates” for use in PKI systems, and meets NSA CSfC requirements for use in systems transmitting classified information. CertAgent has been extensively deployed in government agencies at scale and is the only CA on the NSA CSfC program approved “Components List”. Currently, it is the only CA option for organizations looking to take advantage of all the CSfC program has to offer.
PacStar’s 400-Series ruggedized communications modules and IQ-Core Software are designed to host and manage a variety of CSfC-compliant technologies, and have a proven track record in demanding tactical programs across the U.S. DoD. With capabilities specifically designed to automate and simplify the deployment of CSfC-compliant networking systems in the field and in network teleports, IQ-Core Software’s integration with CertAgent will provide additional ease-of-use for provisioning and renewal of digital certificates required to successfully operate VPN and TLS-based solutions.
“It is critical for communications specialists to have a reliable, integrated way to manage complex CSfC solutions, and by integrating IQ-Core Software with CertAgent, we are able to deliver the optimized experience our warfighters need,” said Peggy Miller, chief executive officer of PacStar. “This collaboration means we are able to offer a complete integrated CSfC solution to our customers.”
“We’re excited to deliver the benefits of CertAgent to the tactical and edge communities by hosting the solution on the PacStar 400-Series and providing a powerful API that PacStar is able to use,” said Thomas Venn, president and co-founder of ISC. “PacStar’s technology enables us to meet the needs of tactical markets in ways we could not do ourselves.”
Visit both PacStar and ISC at the Information Assurance Symposium in Washington DC on August 16 to 18, 2016 at booth #525 and see why the combination of products and technologies offers the best way for tactical programs to deploy PKI for CSfC requirements.
Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading technology-based systems integrator that delivers advanced, reliable and interoperable tactical and enterprise communications systems to the military, federal, state and local government agencies, as well as emergency responders. The company’s patented IQ-Core Software and hardware technology and integration/installation services provide secure, command, control and communications systems – particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s unified and tactical network communications systems are ideally suited for commercial sector organizations with mission-critical, complex communications requirements. For additional information, please visit www.pacstar.com.
Information Security Corporation, (ISC) specializes in the design and development of standards-conforming conventional and public key encryption and authentication software. ISC offers implementations of all popular cryptographic algorithms.
Numerous ISC implementations have been certified by NIST for compliance with relevant Federal Information Processing Standards, as well as with government standards in Canada. ISC offers a family of shrink-wrapped security applications for Data-at-Rest, Data-in-Transit, and PKI. ISC also offers linkable object module libraries called Cryptographic Development Kits (CDKs) for developers adding security to mission critical applications. For additional information, please visit www.infoseccorp.com
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