October 30, 2020

Take Your Network to the Next Level of Security

Take Your Network to the Next Level of Security

Evolution 4.2.2.0 is our latest defense-grade release that enhances your Evolution Defense platform with information assurance (IA) and cybersecurity as a part of our multi-layered approach to security. Evolution 4.2.2.0 introduces SHIELD, a security service for remotes, and Communication Signal Interference Removal (CSIR™), a real-time streaming technology to mitigate interference. These enhancements are fully integrated across the 9-Series satellite modems.

SHIELD: The Next Level of Security

To address vulnerabilities in satellite modems, SHIELD provides periodic IA security updates for the 9-Series modems. These remote-side packages are created using the same capability that the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA’s) Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) recognizes. When installed, SHIELD addresses vulnerabilities based on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) and Nessus ID database on the satellite modem and delivers IA posture across the SATCOM network.

CSIR™: It’s Time to Cut Out the Interference

When a security threat occurs, a proper mitigation response is crucial. Signal excision technology and network diversity can help users swiftly leverage another network capacity to ensure persistent communications. Signal excision is any technology, either analog or digital, that can identify and remove an interfering signal without the need for additional bandwidth. This contrasts with the traditional method of anti-jam, which relies on spread spectrum and requires a large spread factor and thus enormous amounts of bandwidth to overcome even small jamming signals. CSIR™ excision technology effectively mitigates a wide range of interferers, from carrier waves to multiple strong interferers, without requiring any prior information on them. CSIR™ can locate fast-moving and intermittent interference and restore the quality of the original signal, without requiring additional hardware. This helps to combat adversaries who are increasing their implementation of signal intelligence (SIGNET) to attack military and government spectrum use by jamming transmissions intended for radio communications, radar and various operations.

SHIELD and CSIR™ add to the Evolution platform’s award-winning, high standard of transmission security (TRANSEC) to create a multi-layered highly secure solution. For prevention of future security breaches, transmission security (TRANSEC) and information assurance capabilities can ensure systems remain secure. TRANSEC technology keeps communications safe as sensitive data are transmitted over the airwaves. Other enhancements as part of this approach include dual-mode and beam choice features to mitigate threats to a SATCOM network. Dual-mode enables the 9-Series modems to operate on both government-owned and commercial networks, giving the user both flexibility and ubiquitous coverage. Beam choice allows operators to manually select the ideal beam for their missions rather than using the automated process.

Security systems will detect, mitigate, prevent and predict the mix of threats that could hamper operations. As such, a multi-layered security approach using multiple security technology layers should be adopted to achieve the highest information assurance.

Register for our Build To Protect with Secure and Resilient Military Networks webinar on November 18 at 9:30 am ET/3:30 pm CET to learn more about multi-layered secure and resilient networks and how Evolution 4.2.2.0 gets you closer to achieving that goal.

Contact your ST Engineering iDirect Sales representative to upgrade to Evolution 4.2.2.0 today to take your network to the next level of security!