Thales, a provider of information systems and communications security, and E-Band Communications, a developer of wireless communication systems, have formed an alliance to provide secure high-bandwidth wireless systems for use by government entities and financial institutions.
This partnership will deliver solutions that enable the US federal government and local municipalities to meet the Department of Defense Directive (DoDD) and also enable large financial service organizations to meet security regulations, including Sarbanes-Oxley and Graham Leach Bliley, said Thales.
The partnership between Thales and E-Band is expected to facilitate an accelerated deployment of secure outdoor wireless solutions by enabling the use of network encryption solutions with high-bandwidth E-Band solutions. The E-Band solution is based on Licensed Band 70/80 GHz millimeter wave radio technology and is ideal for government and military installations that demand rapid deployment of temporary high-bandwidth wireless links for restoration of communications in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency.
E-Band products operate at OSI Layer 1 and are easily integrated with Thales’ Datacryptor family of network encryption solutions that meet FIPS 140-2 requirements. Thales encryption solutions throughput and low latency provide an ideal solution for protecting data, including voice and video over wireless networks. E-Band and Thales provides secure solutions at fiber-equivalent Gigabit Ethernet speeds for bandwidth-intensive applications such as video services, VoIP, digital imaging and disaster recovery.
Saul Umbrasas, senior vice president of sales and marketing at E-Band Communications, said: E-Band is impressed with the Thales/E-Band interoperability results and the simplicity of the solution. The alliance with Thales provides government and financial institutions not only FIPS Security Compliance but a wireless solution for ‘Future Proofing’ their networks. E-Band’s fiber-equivalent GigE wireless technology, coupled with Thales products, can accommodate present and future communications needs for highly secure ultra-high capacity bandwidth with a solution.