DISA Selects BAE's XTS Guard for Enterprise-Wide Information Assurance

BAE Systems’ XTS® Guard has been selected by the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) as an enterprise-wide security standard. It is being utilized by DISA’s Cross Domain Enterprise Services (CDES) to ensure the agency’s ability to securely share information among authorized users within the Department of Defense (DoD) and across the Global Information Grid.

“The DoD has an unprecedented need to share information securely while maintaining the highest level of cybersecurity,” said DeEtte Gray, president of BAE Systems’ Intelligence & Security sector. “With more than 700 worldwide deployments, our XTS Guard has a longstanding track record of securing sensitive data of all classification levels, and it’s an important tool for defending against insider threats.”

The XTS Guard is a high-assurance, cross domain solution that enables secure information sharing between networks of various security classifications and enclaves. A single guard is capable of handling 20 domains and carrying multiple data types at high speed. It will specifically be used to protect the agency’s email, file sharing, and system chat features.

According to DISA, BAE Systems’ XTS Guard delivers increased performance over legacy guards, reducing overall costs while supporting DISA’s data center consolidation goals and movement to cloud architecture.

Source: BAE Systems PLC (LSE: BAES.L)
Date: Apr 6, 2014