Encryption and the Migration to COTS Technologies

By: Rubin Dhillon, Senior Business Development Manager, GE Intelligent Platforms
      Jim Kelly, Product Line Manager, Juniper Networks

Military Embedded Systems - May 2013 Issue

The network is becoming increasingly crucial to the world's armed forces. Unsurprisingly, it uses the same technologies that are proven in the commercial world, with much of the equipment sourced by the armed forces being of COTS origin. But the military needs a level of security - anti-tamper, information assurance, data destruction, encryption - way beyond what the commercial world requires. COTS solutions have emerged that leverage the innovations driving the commercial mobile data industry while addressing specific military security concerns such as encryption.