Raytheon, SafeNet Demonstrate Cybersecure Networking Solution for U.S. Army
Information assurance solution delivers secure communications
MARLBOROUGH, Mass., July 30, 2009 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and SafeNet Inc. recently partnered to demonstrate a new technology that secures radio communication among warfighters.
Raytheon exhibited its DragonFire family of radios with SafeNet's Type 1 encryptor at the U.S. Army Cryptographic Modernization Technology Day in June 2009 at Fort Monmouth, N.J. Together these technologies provide secure streaming video and data, in a mobile ad hoc network environment, on various platforms such as fixed and rotary wing aircraft, light armored vehicles and fixed locations.
Type 1 qualification is provided by the National Security Agency and authorizes equipment for handling classified data.
"This cybersecurity solution addresses a critical need in current military communications by allowing only authorized users to communicate in a secure network environment," said Jerry Powlen, vice president, Network Centric Systems Integrated Communications Systems. "Raytheon leverages more than 20 years' experience designing and building crypto-enabled solutions to provide the warfighter the most secure technology."
"SafeNet has more than 25 years of leadership developing advanced encryption solutions for technologies like the DragonFire radios," said Jim Summers, corporate vice president and general manager, SafeNet's Government Enterprise Data Protection Division. "With SafeNet's world-class team of encryption engineers, we continue to develop innovations for tomorrow's critical government needs."
In 2007, SafeNet was acquired by Vector Capital, a $2 billion private equity firm. Vector Capital acquired Aladdin in March 2009, and placed it under common management with SafeNet. Together, these leading global companies are the third largest information security company in the world. SafeNet's encryption technology solutions protect communications, intellectual property and digital identities for enterprises and government organizations. SafeNet has more than 25 years of security expertise in more than 100 countries around the world. For more information, visit www.safenet-inc.com
Raytheon Company, with 2008 sales of $23.2 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 87 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide.
Amanda D. Curtis
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