General Dynamics' TACLANE-C100 Encryptor Certified to Support Government's New 'Leave-behind' Strategies

General Dynamics C4 Systems’ TACLANE®-C100 encryptor has been certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Suite B device to secure network communications at the Secret level and below. The certification makes the C100 a non-Controlled Cryptographic Item (CCI), enabling users to operate the encryptor in environments where there is a high risk of equipment loss. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

“Equipment certified as CCI has very specific handling and logistics requirements that can be time-consuming and costly to follow. As a non-CCI encryptor, TACLANE-C100 users can focus on the mission rather than equipment handling and accounting procedures,” said Mike Guzelian, vice president of Secure Voice and Data Products for General Dynamics C4 Systems.

 The TACLANE-C100, as a NSA Cryptographic High Value Product, non-CCI device, is part of the government’s new ‘leave-behind’ strategy that also enables interoperability among U.S. government, military and NATO networks as well as private industry responsible for securing the nation’s critical infrastructure.

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General Dynamics C4 Systems has been providing information and cyber security technology, products and systems to the U.S. government and military for more than 40 years. With over 295,000 encryption devices currently used worldwide, General Dynamics’ information assurance products secure voice and data communication classified up to and including the Top Secret level.

Source: General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE: GD)
Date: Jan 10, 2012