WWT and Klas Telecom Deliver Mobile CSfC Solution in Response to NCIA Innovation Challenge

WWT has partnered with Klas Telecom to design and deliver a secure, modular, robust and ruggedized mobile solution in response to the NCIA Innovation Challenge.

May 24, 2016 4 minute read

Secure, modular, robust and ruggedized mobile solution leverages commercial technology to protect classified data and drastically speed deployments

ST. LOUIS – May 24, 2016 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), a market-leading systems integrator that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions, today announced that it has partnered with Klas Telecom to design and deliver a secure, modular, robust and ruggedized mobile solution leveraging Cisco and Klas technology in response to the NATO Communication and Information Agency (NCIA) Innovation Challenge. The solution, which aligns directly with the National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) program, provides the ability to securely communicate based on commercial standards that can be fielded in weeks, rather than months.

“WWT considers CSfC as a security evolution that enables our customers to securely transfer classified data in the field while leverage technology they already have deployed within their existing architecture,” said Bob Olwig, Vice President of Business Strategy and Innovation with WWT.

“We were excited to work with WWT to bring this cutting-edge solution to the field and demonstrate its flexibility, security and cost-effectiveness for the NCIA Innovation Challenge,” said David Huisenga, President and CEO with Klas Telecom Government, Inc.

The mobile CSfC solution designed by WWT and Klas uses Cisco routers with IPsec/GRE tunnels for its outer VPN, and virtualized Cisco firewalls with IPsec tunnels for its inner VPN. Designed for ultimate flexibility and speed, the mobile solution kit also uses Klas Voyager, a modular and scalable networking system of systems designed to meet the requirements of military and government communications in any operational environment.

To ensure protection for classified data, a virtualized firewall utilizing Cisco Adaptive Security Appliance Virtual (ASAv) is deployed on Klas VoyagerVMm, which saves space with network virtualization, while also delivering the option to provide services at the edge. The solution also uses Virtual Routing and Forwarding (VRF) technology along with quantum computer resistant and next-generation encryption algorithms to deliver the highest levels of security and data segregation to users.

The WWT Cisco and Klas Telecom CSfC solution was submitted for consideration in the NCIA Innovation Challenge, which is aimed at accelerating transformational, state-of-the-art technology solutions in support of NATO C4ISR and cyber capability requirements. The full proposal, which includes detailed solution schematics, benefits and architecture, can be requested by contacting Jon Kelly with WWT directly at jon.kelly@wwt.com.

About Klas Telecom

Founded in 1991, Klas Telecom is an engineering and design company with over 24 years of experience developing highly capable, lightweight communications solutions for use in austere environments where low size, weight, power and ruggedization are required. With over 80% of the company dedicated to engineering and design, Klas Telecom is able to stay on the forefront of the remote communications market. Klas Telecom operates in the U.S. and international defense, first responder, disaster relief, law enforcement and transportation markets. The company employs staff across four offices located in Washington, DC; Reston, VA; Tampa, FL; and Dublin, Ireland. Visit www.klastelecom.com to learn more.

About World Wide Technology

World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with more than $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. Through its culture of innovation, WWT inspires, builds and delivers business results, from idea to outcome. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.

Media Contact

Ed Levens, PropelMG for WWT



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