SafeNet and Oceus Networks to Provide Secure Communications to US Military
Published on: 31st May 2013
SafeNet and Oceus Networks have announced an agreement to jointly secure the USA's Defense Department's (DoD) operational deployment of LTE services for field operations. Oceus Networks will integrate SafeNet's security framework for mobile devices into its Xiphos family of LTE network solutions.
The companies said that their agreement will help the DoD address the core issue of protecting sensitive information shared over multiple mobile devices, platforms, and applications without impeding the cost and efficiency benefits they bring.
SafeNet's security framework for mobile devices integrates SafeNet's Smart Card 650 technology with a flash memory in a micro SD form factor, the uSC650. The uSC650 provides a root of trust for mobile devices and is built upon existing technology already approved to support data encryption to the highest U.S. government assurance levels.
Adding SafeNet's security to the mobile devices used within the Oceus Networks' solution will allow multiple agencies to communicate securely and will protect critical infrastructure in various operational scenarios.
"This collaboration will address a critical communications need for the Department of Defense, where access to fast, secure, mobile connectivity is essential," said Doug Smith , Chief Executive Officer at Oceus Networks. "We are offering government agencies broadband anytime, anywhere, with the latest in 4G LTE technology."