THE HARDWARE ADVANTAGE

HARDWARE ARCHITECTURE IS THE BEST FOUNDATION FOR A RESILIENT NETWORK

Hardware remains the most reliable form of information security for any organisation with a requirement to protect data, assets and infrastructure.

Commercial software encryption solutions work on general purpose processing platforms, leaving them vulnerable. The multiple interfaces, operating functionality and patched nature of many systems present an invitingly large attack surface for hackers. And your attack surface is your exposure to an increasing number of security threats.

By contrast our hardware-based architecture and AES256 encryption is single purpose and best of breed – cutting edge, tamper-proof, Government Grade technology that doesn’t involve third parties or outsourcing in its design, development and manufacture.

To draw a comparison, it’s the difference between presenting a would be burglar with only one highly secure, purpose designed and heavily guarded point of access (hardware) or multiple ways-in (software), some inevitably easier to bypass than others.

AES256 is impossible to crack within a lifetime or the next hundred lifetimes without unobtainable muscularity of processing power. (T Henderson, 2014) THE HARDWARE ADVANTAGE

WHY ENCRYPTION?

DATA ENCRYPTION IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY OF SECURING DATA OVER OPEN IP NETWORKS

Whether from self-interest or regulation, all organisations need to prioritise the protection of data. Commercial, off-the-shelf firewalls and software solutions still leave critical data vulnerable – as evidenced by almost daily headlines of the latest cyber victims. If you escaped today, the risk intensifies tomorrow.

Hardware-based data encryption is the answer – the single most reliable method of securing communications by encoding information so that only intended parties can see it. Strong and well-implemented encryption provides the most trusted mechanism for guarding against cyber infiltration. And in L3 TRL you have access to the best; based on award-winning Government Grade network security solutions accredited for Government use by the UK National Approving Authority.

Across any network our solutions can protect the most sensitive data (up to and including Secret and Top Secret levels) whilst giving the freedom and flexibility to operate without constraint.

GOVERNMENT GRADE NETWORK SECURITY WHY ENCRYPTION?

NETWORK TAILORING

LOCAL OR GLOBAL, FIXED OR MOBILE, OUR ENCRYPTION SOLUTIONS SECURE COMMS OVER ANY NETWORK TOPOGRAPHY

Our encryption expertise has been honed in the most challenging, front-line environments where scalability and interoperability are paramount. So from the local to global and down to the highly tactical and mobile we can deliver seamless network security. For cloud services, distributed and transport networks and in every sector from finance and retail to health, manufacturing and critical national infrastructures, easy installation and ‘fit and forget’ operation ensures that encryption doesn’t place an additional burden on the network team.

As cost effective, versatile and easy to configure as our solutions are, they nonetheless deliver Government Grade information assurance. Every solution we provide is engineered to meet the most demanding requirements, combining low latency with high security.

HIGH SPEED FOR DISASTER RECOVERY NETWORK TAILORING

LATENCY

OPERATING IN FULL – DUPLEX MODE AT FULL LINE SPEED, LATENCY IS SO LOW AS TO BE ALMOST ZERO

Whatever the network landscape, encryption solutions from L3 TRL deliver security with a level of deployability that no other system can match.

Latency levels are key. As vital as data protection is, it cannot be divorced from the need for organisations to communicate and trade easily. And from our heritage in nation state protection and Government Grade performance we can provide security without compromise; delivering high bandwidth and predictable performance with latency so low as to be all but zero.

With low through-life costs, fault-tolerant hardware architecture, network neutral application and intuitive management tools, we can ensure an exceptional level of data confidentiality and integrity.

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KEY MANAGEMENT

ENCRYPTION SYSTEMS ARE ONLY AS STRONG AS THE KEYS THEY USE

A complete solution for sovereign key generation and management provides the highest quality of cryptographic keys. L3 TRL’s Key Management Solution (KMS) uses dual redundant, hardware-based true random number generators, ensuring a constant stream of true random data is available for key generation.

This ensures all data remains uncompromised. At the core of the KMS is a Hardware Security Module which allows customers to generate and control their own cryptographic keys, verified by a Trust Anchor specific to the customer or enterprise. Key management is flexible and can be tailored to the particular requirements and processes of each customer.

90% OF LARGE ORGANISATION AND 74% OF SMALLER BUSINESS SUFFERED A DATA BREACH IN 2015 KEY MANAGEMENT

WHY DATA GUARD?

FOR CRITICAL NATIONAL INFRASTRUSTURE AND ANY OPERATION WHICH WANTS TO PROTECT PROCESS AVAILABILITY

Industrial Control Systems (ICS) are vulnerable. Increasingly integrated into IT and Building Management systems and connected to the Cloud or internet-of-things sensor systems they present, on one hand, significant cyber security challenges and, on the other, an inviting target for attack by cyber terrorists.

Our IGUANABlue Data Guard solutions are designed and built to provide the highest level of assurance against this exposure, using resilient hardware security to protect these critical assets. The data guard presents an impenetrable barrier between any intended attack and the ICS by itself becoming the attack surface. Built around a high integrity architecture that doesn’t rely on a single firewall, run on a single processor or use a single set of software, it focuses on Operational Technology rather than trying to adapt traditional IT security and, as a result, is highly resistant to attack.

IGUANABlue WHY DATA GUARD?

ATTACK SURFACE

BY ACTING AS THE ATTACK SURFACE, IGUANABLUE EFFECTIVELY SHIELDS LOCAL CONTROL SYSTEMS FROM MALICIOUS INTENT

Your organisation’s attack surface is its exposure to security threats. It covers all the weaknesses and vulnerabilities an attacker of malicious intent could break through to access data or more specifically control systems and protocols.

In the face of increasing cyber threats, reducing your attack surface is key to a more secure future. Investing in high quality, single-purpose products that provide cutting edge, tamper-proof technology that doesn’t involve third parties, patched software or outsourced programming in its design, development and manufacture is a wise investment for anybody responsible for Industrial Control Systems.

The more critical the ICS, the more critical a robust attack surface is to maintain process availability. The IGUANABlue data guard delivers system resilience by becoming the attack surface and defending local control devices. Purpose-built checkers intercept the attacks and simply block any data sent to them which does not meet the business data rules.

IF YOU ESCAPED TODAY, THE RISK INTENSIFIES TOMORROW ATTACK SURFACE