1 Apr 2013

TCC Announces Affordable, Strategic-Level Data Encryption for Optical Networks

Author: TCC  /  Categories: Product News Release

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Maximum performance, security and ease of use with automated KEYNET management and protocol-agnostic technology

CONCORD, Mass. – April 1, 2013 – Technical Communications Corporation (NasdaqCM: TCCO) announces its interoperable family of DSD 72B-SP SONET/SDH path encryptors, providing global, strategic-level security to prevent interception of all types of communications transmitted over fiber optic networks, while being easy and cost-effective to implement and manage.


John Maher, director of Engineering and Product Development at TCC, said, "DSD 72B-SP encryption devices integrate seamlessly as a network overlay on existing networks—no network modification is required, network performance is not affected, and encryption devices are only needed at the end points of the network."

SDH/SONET headers are transparently processed, allowing the DSD 72B-SP to interoperate with any standard SDH or SONET network element such as multiplexors. Individual path virtual container data payloads are encrypted, leaving the path overhead unencrypted for unrestricted network switching of each VC with no plaintext exposure of the path-encrypted data payload.

Automated Key and Device Management

The DSD 72B-SP secure network is centrally deployed, configured and managed by TCC's advanced online KEYNET Optical Manager. Network policies are supported, and automated key management, logs, alerts and polls provide trusted secure communications.


"With KEYNET, a network expert is not needed to manage network security. The level of security and ease of use of KEYNET, combined with the efficiency and performance of our protocol-agnostic technology, makes DSD 72B-SP encryption a cost-effective investment," added Maher.


The DSD 72B-SP is a FIPS 140-2 Level-3 designed, hardware-based encryption device in a tamper-proof, rack-mountable appliance using three-tier symmetric key management with AES 256-bit algorithm. National algorithms can also be integrated without hardware modification.


The DSD 72B-SP is exportable and operates at either 622.08Mb/s or 155.52Mb/s, and is available in industrial, government and military variants. Contact TCC Sales: 978-287-5100, or Email Sales.


About Technical Communications Corporation

For over 50 years, TCC has specialized in superior-grade secure communications systems and customized solutions, supporting our CipherONE best-in-class criteria, to protect highly sensitive voice, data and video transmitted over a wide range of networks. Government entities, military agencies and corporate enterprises in 115 countries have selected TCC's proven security to protect their communications. Learn more: www.tccsecure.com.

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