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NSA Certifies Mercury’s Data-At-Rest Encryptor

Smartphone-Sized Device Approved for Secret and Below

Mercury Systems has announced that its Jannson Data-At-Rest (JDAR) encryptor has been certified by the US’s signals-intelligence service, the National Security Agency, as a Type-1 cryptographic module.

The certification means the device can store data classified up to the level of Secret and paves the way for deployment within the US military and within sensitive aerospace operating environments. The company says the JDAR encryptor can be easily integrated into many of its existing products, including avionics, sensors and wearable systems.

Jansson is a library for the C programming language for encoding, decoding and handling JSON [JavaScript Object Notation] data. The term “data at rest” refers to information when stored on a device; many cyber vulnerabilities affect data in transit, meaning data at rest could be at risk if a system’s protections are only effective when information is being moved from one device to another.

Weighing less than a pound and the size of a smartphone, our advanced miniature NSA Type-1 JDAR encryptor is the smallest in the industry and provides the flexibility and performance needed so today’s critical missions can address emerging threats,” stated Mark Bruington, VP of Mercury’s mission-systems division. “The innovative, purpose-built design makes it more cost-effective and easier than ever before for our A&D customers to entrust their most mission-critical avionics challenges to Mercury.

Encryption – and reliable access to it – lie at the heart of 21st century data communications. (Public Domain)

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