Press Release

Dec 19, 2018

Viasat Delivers the Fastest, Most Flexible Type 1 Cloud Communication Network Encryptor

Viasat Upgrades Its KG-142 Network Encryption Device With Enhanced Speed and Flexibility to Support the Move to Cloud-Centered Solutions

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, is announcing upgrades to its KG-142 network encryptor device (KG-142) for military and government customers. The upgraded KG-142 supports the shift to cloud-centered communications, providing added flexibility for customers and significantly reducing the size, weight, power and overall cost for today's cloud networks. Viasat's KG-142 network encryptor is part of the Company's industry-leading portfolio of National Security Agency (NSA) certified network encryption solutions, which are designed to ensure military and government customers' most sensitive information can be trusted and transmitted securely across today's digital battlespace—from the cloud to the tactical edge.

The KG-142 is designed to protect top secret/sensitive compartmented information for government agencies for very high-bandwidth applications, such as cloud computing and big data processing – delivering reliable, network-efficient protection for Layer 2 Ethernet communications. Added flexibility available on the KG-142 will allow customers to operate up to 32 simultaneous peer-to-peer connections over one to four 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) or one 100Gbps Ethernet channels, increasing bandwidth and reducing overall life cycle cost. In addition, the KG-142 is field-upgradable to meet evolving interoperability standards and mission demands.

"Upgrades to our KG-142 network encryptor will deliver the speed and flexibility needed to ease migration to cloud-centered solutions and dramatically enhance network security for government and defense agencies operating around the globe," said Ken Peterman, president, Government Systems, Viasat. "With the new innovations available on the KG-142, Viasat continues to have the broadest industry portfolio of Type 1 certified network encryptors today with speeds ranging from 20 Megabits per second (Mbps) to 200Gbps aggregate. The KG-142 meets government standards for national security communications with unprecedented speed and flexibility."

Viasat's Information Assurance product line, including the KG-142, is continually updated to support evolving mission needs. With the latest upgrades, Viasat's KG-142 is now capable of operating at selectable speeds ranging from 20Gbps to 200Gbps aggregate, and supports multiple point-to-point connections, enabling today's ever-increasing volume, velocity, and variety of data to be transmitted quicker and more securely than ever before.

Immediate Availability
The NSA certification authorizes U.S. Government organizations to purchase the KG-142 network encryptor, which is available today. For more information, please visit:

About Viasat
Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 30 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people's lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit:, go to Viasat's Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: FacebookInstagramLinkedInTwitter or YouTube.

Forward-Looking Statements
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 speed, flexibility, value, cost, security and other benefits of the KG-142 network encryptor. 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 that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the government, cyber and defense sectors, generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in Viasat's SEC filings available at, 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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