Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing announced that its 3U OpenVPX VPX3-685 secure Ethernet switch and router is undergoing a stringent Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 2 cryptographic validation at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP).
The CMVP validation process will ensure customers that the VPX3-685 Secure Ethernet Router delivers the performance and network communications security demanded by the most sensitive military and government applications.
Addressing the growing need for secure network communications, the VPX3-685 is used to prevent unauthorized access to critical information for applications deployed in air, land, and sea platforms. Securing possible entries of attack, the VPX3-685 can be used to secure a data storage network, or protect mission critical applications from viruses, IP Spoofing, Denial of Service (DoS), Trojans, and other forms of hostile attack.
The VPX3-685 incorporates Enhanced Security Software and a high-performance hardware-based security engine. This all-in-one Unified Threat Management (UTM) system provides VLANs and VPN (IPSec/PPTP/L2TP) to protect dedicated networks, an ICSA certified statefull firewall to protect against multiple evasive attacks, Network Address Translation (NAT) routing for IPv4 masquerading, port and protocol-based Access Control Lists (ACL), Broadcast Storm Control, IPv6 with IPSec tunneling for secure communications channels, and advanced standards-based cryptographic functions such as encryption, decryption, authentication, and key generation.