ViaSat Continues to Improve Network Defense With HAIPE® IS Version 3.1 NSA Certification

Development incorporates remote, automated key distribution to keep soldiers out of harm's way

Dec 15, 2010, 08:00 ET from ViaSat Inc.

CARLSBAD, Calif., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq: VSAT) has obtained High Assurance IP Encryption Interface Specification (HAIPE® IS) Version 3.1 certification from the National Security Agency/Central Security Service (NSA/CSS) for an inline network encryptor, the AltaSec® KG-250. HAIPE® is used to provide secure communications to many DoD networks. The HAIPE® 3.1 KG-250 continues ViaSat product migration toward mobility and interoperability, ease of use for the warfighter, and the ability to share information securely among warfighters and the Global Information Grid (GIG) in a dynamic environment.

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One of the key features of HAIPE® V3.1 is that it adds remote rekeying and the ability to function behind commercial firewalls to the KG-250 feature set. The remote rekeying feature, called HAIPE® to HAIPE® keying (H2HK), enables network operators to rekey an entire subnet from one HAIPE® device, including devices stowed in vehicles and Unmanned Air Systems (UAS), without the need to travel forward into conflict areas.

"This is a significant capability for those charged with maintaining our deployed secure networks since it avoids physical delivery of keys to each network node," said Chris Wren, general manager of Information Security at ViaSat. "Many times the users of these networks are in motion, and anything that improves the management of the network from locations that are physically secure not only saves time, but ultimately saves lives."

In addition to HAIPE® V3.1 improvements, the new KG-250 also introduces Open Shortest Path First (OSPF) routing into AltaSec encryption products. Embedded OSPF routing reduces network overhead, and gives the products the ability to adapt to constantly changing networks, keeping users connected while giving them more mobility and flexibility.

For additional product information, call 888-VIASAT1, or send email to infosec@viasat.com.

About ViaSat

ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to virtually any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies and products to the U.S. government; is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services; and owns WildBlue, the premier Ka-band satellite broadband service provider. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., ViaSat includes a number of worldwide locations for customer service, network operations, and technology development.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are subject to the safe harbors created under the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements include statements that refer to the products' ability to adapt to changing networks and keep users connected, while giving them more mobility and flexibility. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the defense industry generally. In addition, please refer to the risk factors contained in ViaSat's SEC filings available at www.sec.gov, including ViaSat's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. ViaSat undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements for any reason.

AltaSec is a registered trademark of ViaSat Inc.

HAIPE is a registered trademark of the National Security Agency.

SOURCE ViaSat Inc.



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