WANG INTRODUCES SECURE NETWORKING PRODUCT (Product Announcement)
WANG INTRODUCES SECURE NETWORKING PRODUCT LOWELL, Mass., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Wang Laboratories Inc.
(AMEX: WAN) today announced the Trusted Interface Unit (TIU-1), a desktop device which encrypts and decrypts classified data transmitted on standalone industry-standard 802.3 local area networks (LANs) and on multiple LANs connected via wide area networks (WANs).
The TIU-1 was developed and endorsed in partnership with the U.S. Government's Commercial Communications Security (COMSEC) Endorsement Program. It is based on Wang's secure systems strategy of providing standard-based products that add significant value to customers' existing computer environments. The TIU-1 can be connected to computer systems from any vendor that communicate using standalone or internetworked LANs. With the TIU-1, network users may be located in the same building, across town, or around the world. For example, using TIU-1 devices, a government executive on a LAN, based in the U.S., could send a classifed message to a colleague on a separate LAN, based overseas, over public telephone networks that connect the two LANs while maintaining data confidentiality. "With this COMSEC endorsement, Wang is the first and only commercial company in the world to have products evaluated by the U.S. Government in the three major areas of its information security program," said Don Gangemi, director of Secure Systems Program at Wang. The three primary technologies in the U.S. Government's Information security program are TEMPEST, which is a countermeasure against hardware emanations; COMSEC, which deals with protecting information while it is being transmitted; and COMPUSEC, which addresses the integrity of information while it is being processed or stored. The TIU-1, available in December, is priced at $8,495. Target markets are U.S. government agencies and approved U.S. government contractors including systems integrators, defense and aerospace manufacturers, and weapons systems laboratories. The TIU-1 uses a Type 1 encryption algorithm which is designed to protect telecommunications of classified data at all classifications and categories. Encryption is the most effective way to ensure the protection of information transmitted over a network. The TIU-1 provides end-to-end security for any host device having IEEE 802.3 or Ethernet interfaces. The host device can be any 802.3/Ethernet terminal, peripheral, or host computer. The attached 802.3/Ethernet LAN media may be broadband, baseband, or fiber-optic. The LAN segments may be internetworked via Internet protocol (IP) routers over WANs. The TIU-1 is suitable for WAN communications because it implements the U.S. Department of Defense Internet Protocol, as specified in MIL-STD-1777, which permits the device to access commercial off-the-shelf IP gateways based on keying relationships between pairs of TIU-1 devices. Moreover, the operation of the TIU-1 is transparent to devices on the LAN and is unaffected by the IP gateways used to interconnect multiple LAN segments. Wang Laboratories Inc., headquartered in Lowell, Mass., is the leading supplier in the Information Security (INFOSEC) systems marketplace. -0- 12/9/91 /CONTACT: Albie Jarvis of Wang Laboratories, 508-967-1523/ (WAN) CO: Wang Laboratories ST: Massachusetts IN: CPR SU: PDT
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|Date:||Dec 9, 1991|
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