PacStar Announces Availability of Small Form Factor, Secure Wireless Command Post

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PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced the availability of PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi), a deployable small form factor wireless access system designed to meet NSA Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program requirements. The modular system brings the benefits of classified wireless access to our warfighters in the field, for use with smartphones, tablets and laptop computers, while saving on size, weight and power, and reducing setup and teardown down of traditional command post networks.

PacStar Secure Wireless Command Post (Wi-Fi) is based on the widely deployed PacStar 400-Series of rugged, small form factor networking and compute modules popular with US DoD programs for in-tent and vehicle mounted networking. Incorporating technology from industry-leading security, networking and wireless technology providers such as Aruba (a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company), Cisco Systems, Palo Alto Networks, and Information Security Corporation, the system is configured to enable access to classified networks without the use of legacy, government-controlled, classified encryption hardware. The resulting system can be used by US DoD programs as well as coalition partners to enable communications interoperability, while taking advantage of performance and cost improvements using commercial solutions.

To more effectively integrate and operate the numerous networking, wireless and security technologies from multiple vendors, the system is managed by PacStar IQ-Core® Crypto Manager, an intuitive software management platform providing setup, configuration management, monitoring and troubleshooting for lightly trained…

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