Network Pump®: High Assurance "One-Way" Guard
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Description:Overview: The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has developed a Government off-the-shelf (GOTS) High Assurance "One-Way" Guard that enables applications operating on a lower security level network to pass information to applications on a higher security level network automatically. Developed by NRL's Center for High Assurance Computer Systems, the "One-Way" Guard delivers information without leakage from the High network to the Low network.
Assured Delivery: As part if this transfer, the application on the Low side receives a meaningful acknowledgement that the information has been delivered to the High network. Most competing "guarding" technology solutions do not provide this type of acknowledgement. The Network Pump® implements an NRL patented algorithm that statistically modulates the delay of the acknowledgement to mitigate the potential for covert timing channels.
Network Transparent: The Network Pump® works with any operating system on any hardware platform that supports as TCP/IP network. NRL provides the pump protocol used for packaging data for transfer to and from the Network Pump®. In addition, to support specific file types and acknowledgements between systems across the boundaries, relays have been developed to execute the pump protocol for data file transfer.
- Affordable GOTS solution
- Custom hardware security architecture
- Custom embedded security RTOS
- Multiple connection support
- Field upgradable - Allows only signed operational software updates
- Recoverability of data in transit upon power loss
- 5 Mbps data throughout
- U.S. Navy type accredited:
- DOD 8500.2 compliant
- NSA penetration testing completed
- 17.5"W x 1.75"H x 10.5"D
- 19" rack mountable 1U case
- RS-232 interface for administrator workstation provides:
- Configuration support
- Diagnostic testing
- Audit/log access
- Loading of signed software upgrades
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Contact:Naval Research Laboratory
Technology Transfer Office, Code 1004