ViaSat Chosen to Produce Media Encryptors for DoD Applications

ViaSat Chosen to Produce Media Encryptors for DoD Applications

CARLSBAD, Calif., Oct 13, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has been awarded a $1.5 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity contract to manufacture KG-200 and KG-201 In-Line Media Encryptors (IMEs) in a competitive procurement by the National Security Agency (NSA). The KG-200 and KG-201 are NSA-certified to secure data up to Top Secret/SCI, transparently encrypting and decrypting data written to and read from computer storage media (also called “data at rest”). The KG-200 is designed for desktop PCs; the KG-201 for laptop PCs and other mobile computing platforms.

“This was an important win for us since it was the first competition for manufacturing Type 1 IMEs,” said Jerry Goodwin, vice president of Network Systems Group at ViaSat. “Media encryptors are a vital new area for us. As our customers deploy our network encryptors they need a product to secure data at the edge of the network, and there are no other products currently available to do that.”

ViaSat has focused on developing secure networking for customers by offering a combination of products that can easily integrate to satisfy warfighter needs. The Inline Media Encryptors, AltaSec(TM) network encryptors, high assurance filters, and custom products powered by the ViaSat PSIAM(TM) cryptographic modules are all part of a drive to provide customers with easy-to-use, secure networking.

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About ViaSat (

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to 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 to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company’s four wholly owned subsidiaries, US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, and Intelligent Compression Technologies, design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, and data acceleration and compression products.ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

Safe Harbor Statement

Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may 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 telecommunications industry generally. The Company refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in the Company’s Form 10-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat, Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. “Comsat” is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation.

SOURCE: ViaSat Inc.

Brainerd Communicators Joe LoBello, 212-986-6667 or Scott Cianciulli, 212-986-6667 

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