August 30, 2013
National Security Agency Certifies Motorola Solutions’ CRYPTR 2 Broadband IP Encryption Solution for Wireless Network Security
WASHINGTON – Aug. 30, 2013 – Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI), a leading provider of innovative mission-critical communications for the federal government, today announced that the National Security Agency (NSA) has certified the Enhanced Assurance version of Motorola’s CRYPTR 2 Broadband IP Encryption Unit for end-to-end wireless network security. CRYPTR 2 is a hardware-based solution that meets NSA directives for secure communications of tactical data up through the SECRET level.
The Enhanced Assurance version of CRYPTR 2 provides encryption by upgrading built-in security capabilities of a wide range of wired and wireless systems. CRYPTR 2 creates a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which acts as a secure communications tunnel that protects data in IP packets transmitted over the system. The units are equipped with both Ethernet and USB interfaces to support connectivity with a broad range of endpoint devices and wireless modems.
- NSA has approved the Enhanced Assurance version of CRYPTR 2 to provide encryption within the Cryptographic Interoperability Strategy (CIS) for tactical data up through the SECRET level.
- In the Enhanced Assurance version, CRYPTR 2 provides classified information encryption that is significantly more cost effective than traditional Type 1 encryption solutions.
- Because CRYPTR 2 is a CHVP (Cryptographic High Value Product – CNSSI-4031)/ non-CCI (Controlled Cryptographic Items) hardware solution, distribution and handling are simpler compared to traditional systems.
- CRYPTR 2 is compatible with a wide variety of 3G and 4G mobile networks, including point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, mesh WiFi, WiMAX, microwave and military tactical network technologies, such as multi-hop and multi-modal.
- CRYPTR 2 supports Enterprise Key Management System (EKMS) and utilizes Elliptic Curve Key Exchange to ensure suitability for Department of Homeland Security and coalition interoperability.
- Easily configured using a desktop or laptop computer, CRYPTR 2 units are lightweight, present a small footprint and have low power requirements.
Brenda Herold, corporate vice president, Global ASTRO® Products and Solutions, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
“Motorola Solutions is committed to developing the next generation of high assurance mobility solutions as federal civilian and defense agencies increasingly depend on wireless technology to meet their mission requirements. The Enhanced Version of the CRYPTR 2 provides federal users with an NSA-certified solution for reliable end-to-end encrypted communications that installs quickly and is cost effective.”
Paul Mueller, vice president, U.S. Federal Government Markets Division, Motorola Solutions, Inc.
“Many federal government agencies, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Secret Service, are required to meet stringent security standards set by the NSA. Motorola’s CRYPTR 2 encryption solution helps agencies meet these standards without disrupting the communications systems they already have in place.”
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