CARLSBAD, Calif., March 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global broadband services and technology company, is proud to announce the ViaSat KG-142, a first-to-market 100 Gbps Type 1 Ethernet encryptor, is now National Security Agency (NSA)-certified.
Building on ViaSat's IP encryption heritage, the ViaSat KG-142 leverages decades of experience protecting classified government data with proven innovation in broadband networking. It is the first Type 1 MACsec Ethernet encryptor capable of operating at speeds up to 100 Gbps. It delivers the encryption power of 10 separate 10 Gbps encryptors in a single 1U rack unit, increasing scalability, and minimizing network overhead for Layer 2 Ethernet communications up to TS/SCI (Top Secret / Sensitive Compartmented Information).
"The KG-142 is ideal for data center implementations that demand high grade security and require low latency data synchronization, delivering significant cost and power savings over existing solutions, with significant improvements in network performance," said Jerry Goodwin, chief operating officer, Government Systems Division, ViaSat. "Obtaining NSA certification for the KG-142 is a testament to ViaSat's leadership and commitment to the Type 1 network encryptor market. As the only certified Type 1 100 Gbps Ethernet encryptor on the market, customer interest in this capability is high for both cloud computing and data transport applications."
A high-speed, low-latency encryptor, the ViaSat KG-142 delivers protection at the highest security standards and has been tested for high-reliability. It also uses a field-proven software-upgradeable design to ensure the network's security framework can evolve to meet future cybersecurity standards and interoperability requirements, without hardware changes. Point-to-multipoint and 10 Gbps software-enabled features for the KG-142 are in development and will be available in 2017.
ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT) keeps the world connected. As a global broadband services and technology company, ViaSat ensures consumers, businesses, governments and military personnel have communications access - anywhere - whether on the ground or in-flight. The Company's innovations in designing highest-capacity satellites and secure ground infrastructure and terminal technologies coupled with its international network of managed Wi-Fi hotspots enable ViaSat to deliver a best available network that extends the reach and accessibility of broadband internet service, globally. For more information visit ViaSat at: www.viasat.com, or follow the Company on social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
Forward Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward looking statements include statements about the development and timing of the ViaSat KG-142 secure network encryptor capabilities. Readers are cautioned that actual results could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ include: 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 government sector generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and 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.
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