National Security Agency Certifies Harris Corporation's SecNet 54(TM) Top-Secret Capable Secure Wireless LAN Product

Apr 09, 2007, 01:00 ET from Harris Corporation

    ROCHESTER, N.Y., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Harris Corporation
 (NYSE:   HRS), an international communications and information technology
 company, today announced that its new SecNet 54(TM) Secure Wireless Local
 Area Network product has received Type 1 certification from the National
 Security Agency's Commercial COMSEC Evaluation Program (CCEP). The product
 is crypto- modernization compliant and can be used in secure communications
 applications that require up to Top Secret/SCI Level Data (COMSEC). SecNet
 54 supports the High Assurance Internet Protocol Interoperability
 Specification (HAIPIS) for High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptors.
 This means SecNet 54 can interoperate with a HAIPIS 1.3.5 compliant Inline
 Network Encryptor, using pre-placed symmetric keys, if both devices have
 been properly manually configured.
     "This product has been anxiously awaited by the marketplace due to its
 modularity, versatility, small size, and up to Top Secret wireless and
 wired communications capabilities at high data rates," said Dan Pearson,
 president of the Department of Defense Programs business unit of Harris
 Corporation's Government Communications Systems Division. "We are very
 pleased that SecNet 54 has been certified by the National Security Agency
 (NSA) and believe it will play a key role as an enabling technology for a
 number of key defense and federal programs."
     Harris previously announced that it had been awarded a potential $41
 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract by the NSA to
 supply SecNet 54 Secure Wireless Local Area Network products and Key Fill
 Cables to approved customers. SecNet 54 products are Controlled
 Cryptographic Items that can be procured by organizations with COMSEC or
 DoDDAC accounts, including the U.S. Department of Defense and federal
     SecNet 54 is a first-of-its-kind cryptographic communications device
 with a modular architecture that supports numerous transmission mediums. In
 its initial release configuration of 802.11a/b/g, SecNet 54 is an
 "all-in-one" SWLAN product that can be utilized as either an edge or a
 networking device since it supports configurations for station, access
 point, wireless bridge and ad-hoc functionality.
     SecNet 54 offers point-to-point and point-to-multi-point solutions for
 data, video and voice over IP (VoIP). Using standard IEEE 802.11 wireless
 protocols, the product's high data rate of up to 54 Mbps makes it ideal for
 use in multimedia applications. It features line-of-site operating ranges
 of up to 100 meters indoors and up to 600 meters outdoors. Extended ranges
 are achievable with external antennas and/or power amplifiers.
     SecNet 54 combines the Harris Sierra(TM) II encryption processor with
 IP and Ethernet digital processing packaged in a flexible, split-module
 design. This allows for quick and easy utilization of standard
 communication technologies such as wired 802.3 Ethernet, ISDN/PSTN,
 wireless 802.11n and 802.16. These technologies will be addressed in future
 product releases based on customer demand. SecNet 54 offers users
 significant flexibility due to its modularity, ability to accommodate
 various data transmission modules, and small size (3.18 x 5.26 x 1.13
 inches) and weight (less than 13 ounces). For more information about the
 SecNet product family, visit
     About Harris Corporation
     Harris RF Communications Division is a leading supplier of secure voice
 and data communications products, systems, and networks to military,
 government, and commercial organizations worldwide. Harris Corporation is
 an international communications and information technology company serving
 government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered
 in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of about $4 billion
 and more than 14,000 employees - including more than 6,000 engineers and
 scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured
 communications(TM) products, systems, and services for global markets,
 including government communications, RF communications, broadcast
 communications, and wireless transmission network solutions. Additional
 information about Harris Corporation is available at
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