WWT announced today its partnership with Klas Telecom to deliver a secure, modular, robust and ruggedized mobile communications solution that leverages commercial technology to protect classified data and drastically speed deployments.
Read WWT’s news release below:
May 24, 2016
St. Louis, Missouri – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Klas Telecom to design and deliver a secure, modular, robust and ruggedized mobile solution leveraging Cisco and Klas Telecom technology in response to the NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA) Innovation Challenge. The solution, which aligns directly with the National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, provides the ability to securely communicate based on commercial standards that can be fielded in weeks, rather than months.
“WWT considers CSfC as a security evolution that enables our customers to securely transfer classified data in the field while leveraging technology they have already deployed within their existing architecture,” said WWT Vice President Bob Olwig.
“We were excited to work with WWT to bring this cutting-edge solution to the field and demonstrate its flexibility, security and cost-effectiveness for the NCIA Innovation Challenge,” said David Huisenga, Klas Telecom Government, Inc. President and CEO.
The mobile CSfC solution designed by WWT and Klas Telecom uses Cisco routers with IPsec/GRE tunnels for its outer VPN, and virtualized Cisco firewalls with IPsec tunnels for its inner VPN. Designed for ultimate flexibility and speed, the mobile solution kit also uses Klas Telecom Voyager, a modular and scalable deployable networking system of systems designed to meet the requirements of military and government communicators in any operational environment.
To ensure protection for classified data, a virtualized firewall utilizing Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Virtual (ASAv) is deployed on Klas Telecom’s VoyagerVMm, which saves space with network virtualization, while also delivering the option to provide services at the edge. The solution also uses Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) technology along with quantum computer resistant and next-generation encryption algorithms to deliver the highest levels of security and data segregation to users.
The WWT, Cisco and Klas Telecom CSfC solution was submitted for consideration in the NCIA Innovation Challenge, which is aimed at accelerating transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions in support of NATIO C4ISR and cyber capability requirements. For more information, or questions regarding this CSfC solution, or to request the full proposal, which includes detailed solution schematics, benefits and architecture, contact the team here.
About Klas Telecom
Founded in 1991, Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 25 years of experience developing highly capable, lightweight communications solutions for use in austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. With over 80% of the company dedicated to engineering and design, Klas Telecom is able to stay on the forefront of the remote communications market. Klas Telecom operates in the U.S. and international defense, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Herndon, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland. Visit www.klastelecom.com to learn more.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with over $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world. For more information about World Wide Technology, visit www.wwt.com