ViaSat Awarded Contract to Develop HAIPE IS Version 4 for Encryption and Cyber Security Products
CARLSBAD, Calif., July 12, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX News Network/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) was awarded a contract for approximately $10 million from the National Security Administration (NSA) Maryland Procurement Office to implement Version 4 of the High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor Interoperability Specification (HAIPE(R) IS) on ViaSat AltaSec(R) inline network encryptors. The multi-year contract continues the development of HAIPE toward a more mobile, interoperable standard, including Suite B cryptography, a newly-redefined standard that promotes wider use of information assurance products to secure information to the Secret level. These interoperable, Suite B products will grow in demand as NSA adopts a new strategy to make it easier and more affordable to secure network communications among the U.S. and its partners in government operations.
Through the HAIPE v4 program, ViaSat will extend its line of encryption and cyber security products to new markets and users, expanding its presence in satellite communications, UAV/airborne, infrastructure, and edge markets. The development is centered on smaller, lower-cost versions of AltaSec products, and the next generation of ViaSat PSIAM, a re-programmable, high-assurance crypto system designed to specifically address network-centric architectures and Cryptographic Modernization initiatives. PSIAM is at the core of all ViaSat information assurance products and embeddable crypto technology.
“The new Suite B standards from NSA are going to make it easier for military and government users at all levels to secure their communications,” said Chris Wren, GM Information Assurance and Cyber Security at ViaSat. “With HAIPE v4 development, we’ll open up the information assurance market to a much larger population of users by providing more affordable and interoperable encryption and cyber security products.”
HAIPE v4 is part of the NSA Cryptographic Interoperability Strategy (CIS), which is focused on ways to increase assured sharing of information both within the U.S. and between the U.S. and her partners. CIS is promoting development of a common suite of public crypto standards, protocols, algorithms and modes referred to as the “Secure Sharing Suite”. Some operational examples include enabling the U.S. Government to securely share intelligence information with State and local First Responders and for warfighters to securely share information on the battlefield with non-traditional coalition partners.
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ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. ViaSat also offers design capabilities and a number of complementary products including monolithic microwave integrated circuits and modules, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat is based in Carlsbad, CA, has major locations in Duluth, GA, Germantown, MD (Comsat Laboratories), and Greenwood Village, CO (WildBlue), along with additional field offices and service centers worldwide.
Portions of this release, particularly statements about the affordability and performance of ViaSat products and services, contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat’s SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including without limitation, ViaSat’s annual reports on Form 10-K and ViaSat’s quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.
HAIPE is a registered trademark of NSA.
AltaSec is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.
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