SafeNet and Oceus Networks Join Forces to Provide Secure Mobile Communications to U.S. Defense Department
Combined 4G LTE and Trusted Security Framework will Enable Secure Communications for Handheld Devices in Mobile Environments
May 30, 2013
., a leader in data protection, and
Oceus Networks Inc.
a leading provider of broadband solutions to government agencies and industry,
today announced an agreement to jointly secure the
U.S. Defense Department’s (DoD) operational deployment of Fourth Generation Long-Term Evolution (4G LTE) for field operations. Oceus Networks will integrate SafeNet’s security framework for mobile devices into its
family of mobile 4G LTE network solutions, offering government agencies a highly-secure broadband solution that will allow them to communicate with each other in a trusted and safe manner.
The SafeNet and Oceus Networks agreement will help the DoD and other federal agencies address the core issue of protecting sensitive information shared over multiple mobile devices, platforms, and applications without impeding the cost and efficiency benefits they bring. SafeNet’s security framework for mobile devices integrates
SafeNet’s Smart Card 650
technology with a flash memory in a micro SD form factor, the uSC650. The uSC650 provides a root of trust for mobile devices and is built upon existing technology already approved to support data encryption to the highest U.S. government assurance levels. Oceus Networks’ Xiphos systems provide turnkey, easily deployable broadband networks wherever traditional communication infrastructures are unavailable or compromised. Adding SafeNet’s security to the mobile devices used within the Oceus Networks’ solution will allow multiple agencies to communicate securely and will protect critical infrastructure in various operational scenarios, such as coordinating relief and recovery efforts after a natural disaster, as well as law enforcement efforts such as drug interdiction and combating international piracy.
“Reliable, mobile access to critical support data is essential for those in the field. Whether it’s coordinating efforts between local police departments and homeland security personnel or communications between coalition forces on the battlefield, secure access to data, applications, and voice communication can make the difference between mission success and mission failure,” said Todd Moore, Vice President, Federal Product Management, SafeNet. “By aligning with Oceus, we’re giving these groups an efficient and effective solution for managing mission-critical data and communications on mobile devices.”
“This collaboration will address a critical communications need for the Department of Defense, where access to fast, secure, mobile connectivity is essential,” said Doug Smith, Chief Executive Officer at Oceus Networks. “We are offering government agencies broadband anytime, anywhere, with the latest in 4G LTE technology.”
SafeNet has nearly three decades of experience in protecting the world's most critical data assets, including government, military, and financial data. SafeNet protects what is believed to be more than 80 percent of the world's intra-bank fund transfers and nearly $1 trillion in transactions per day, as well as highly classified information across a significant number of global military data centers, vehicles, and personnel. SafeNet is believed to employ more cryptographic engineers than any other pure-play security vendor in the world.
Xiphos is a registered trademark of Oceus Networks in the United States.
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About Oceus Networks
Oceus Networks Inc. provides broadband solutions to governments and industry that enables them to deliver high-speed voice, video, and data communications. Broadband empowers information sharing that is essential to mission critical success. From the beginning, the company has been focused on and been successful in integrating open, standards-based mobile and fixed network infrastructures. Oceus Networks’ portfolio includes proven solutions in tactical environments for the Department of Defense, including exercises and deployments for the Army, Navy and Special Forces. Privately owned and operated, Oceus Networks’ headquarters are located in Reston, Virginia, USA.