PacStar® Announces Collaboration with Perspecta Labs to Power Secure Wireless Command Post (TLS) for Classified Communications over Wi-Fi and LTE
Integrated, turnkey solution extends secure wireless communications for the warfighter
Portland, OR – September 24, 2018 –PacStar today announced a collaboration and reseller agreement with Perspecta Labs, the innovative research arm of Perspecta Inc., for SecureIO client and SecureIO Gateway. The collaboration combines technologies powering the PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (SWCP TLS) – a fully integrated, expeditionary communications solution with two layers of encryption, using commercial technologies, eligible for use in transmitting classified information over wireless networks. PacStar will leverage the Perspecta Labs SecureIO technology to provide a layer of TLS encryption for classified communications. The solution will be unveiled and demonstrated at Modern Day Marine, which takes place September 25-27, 2018 in Quantico, VA.
Last year, PacStar launched its pioneering PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi) to provide high-speed wireless for mobile devices, at Wi-Fi distances, typically a few hundred feet. PacStar SWCP (TLS) now enables warfighter mobility at much greater distances, measured in thousands of feet or several miles from the cellular base station – much like how consumers are able to roam using LTE for daily activity.
To deliver these new capabilities, PacStar’s solution combines innovation from PacStar’s core hardware, software, network systems and cybersecurity engineering teams, together with technology from several enterprise-grade networking/communications OEMs – integrated into a complete, turnkey solution. Secure IO from Perspecta Labs is one such key component. SecureIO is a transport layer security (TLS)-based client technology running on Android devices, with a matching application gateway providing a layer of encryption protecting wireless transmissions. SecureIO provides application libraries and VPN clients enabling simple integration, as well as groundbreaking support for multicast over classified wireless networks. The SecureIO client has completed common criteria testing and is eligible for use in solutions for classified networks.
“We’re excited to offer the combination of PacStar and Perspecta Labs technologies to provide secure wireless in a turnkey solution. Extending the range, and enabling dual encryption for mobile devices using cellular radios promises to dramatically expand the applicability of mobility to the warfighter and enable secure classified communications everywhere,” said Peggy Miller, chief executive officer at PacStar.
”We are pleased to announce our integrated product offering with PacStar,” adds Petros Mouchtaris, Ph.D., president of Perspecta Labs. “By working closely together, we’re able to deliver advanced technologies in a small, rugged, turnkey expeditionary solution that meets extensive government requirements – making mobility and classified communications in austere environments a real possibility.”
PacStar will conduct live demonstrations of the PacStar SWCP TLS at our booth (#3231) at Modern Day Marine 2018.
Pacific Star Communications, Inc. (PacStar) is a leading manufacturer of rugged, small form factor expeditionary and mobile communications systems – and a developer of integrated, network communications management software – for the military, federal, state/local government and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core® Software, hardware technology and integration services provide secure, command, control and communications systems – particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s communications systems are ideally suited for commercial/industrial organizations with mission-critical field communications requirements. For additional information, please visit https://pacstar.com, LinkedIn and Twitter @pacstarcomm.
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