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High Assurance Solution for Secure Network Data Transfer
Navy Research Laboratory’s (NRL) Network Pump
The US Naval Research Laboratory seeks to commercialize their Network Pump technology which provides a high security device and method for assuring one-way transfer of data across networks.
The current trends with computer systems and interconnectivity have resulted in a continued and ongoing need to provide high security and protected data transfer. Most existing high-security systems are largescale cross-domain solutions which can be costly, in addition to being dependant and restrictive to the types of applications, data, and network architectures involved.
To address this problem, the NRL has developed a method for providing increased computer security through the use of their Network Pump device and a library of custom software wrappers.
- Certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) and presently in use at several federal agencies
- Cost effective solution that assures data transfer between two networks is one-way only
- Through secure acknowledgements, applications on a lower security network are allowed to transfer data to those on a higher security network with guarantee that the information is successfully received, and without compromising data that is resident to the high security side.
- The pump is application-independent, can serve several applications at once, and can be used in any multi-level distributed architecture where data transfer occurs across trusted and non-trusted networks.
Patent Application No. 2005/0022023 is available for licensing or Cooperative Research and Development Agreements. Additional details, IP, and NRL contacts are available through TechLink.