DOD awards enhanced Crypto Card development contract to SafeNet.
SafeNet, Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
in full National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotations
U.S. market for over-the-counter securities. Established in 1971 by the National Association of Securities Dealers (NASD), NASDAQ is an automated quotation system that reports on :SFNT), setting the standard for information security, announced that it's subsidiary, Mykotronx, Incorporated (A SafeNet Company), was awarded a contract from the Department of Defense (DOD (1) (Dial On Demand) A feature that allows a device to automatically dial a telephone number. For example, an ISDN router with dial on demand will automatically dial up the ISP when it senses IP traffic destined for the Internet. ) to develop the Enhanced Crypto Card (ECC (1) (Error-Correcting Code) A type of memory that corrects errors on the fly. See ECC memory.
(2) (Elliptic Curve Cryptography) A public key cryptography method that provides fast decryption and digital signature processing. ). The ECC is the next-generation version of SafeNet's highly successful FORTEZZA Plus Crypto Card. Like FORTEZZA Plus, the ECC is a PC Card that provides all cryptographic functions when plugged into the U.S. Government's secure telephones--called the Secure Terminal Equipment (STE STE Saint (French)
STE Suite (US Postal Service)
STE Societe (French: Society)
STE Spanning Tree Explorer
STE Software Test Engineer ). The STE is used throughout the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, US Intelligence Community, as well as the US Government's international partners.
"To date, the U.S. Government has ordered approximately 200,000 FORTEZZA Plus cards. We are excited about the new ECC because it will have enhanced capabilities that meet the requirements of the Cryptographic Modernization program The Cryptographic Modernization Program is a Department of Defense directed, NSA Information Assurance Directorate led effort to transform and modernize Information Assurance capabilities for the 21st century.
Of the 1.3 million cryptographic devices in the U.S. , with expanded card applications," said John Droge, Vice President Business Development for SafeNet.