FreeWave Announces NIST Certification for Wireless Radios

Dec. 5, 2012
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) approves FreeWave Technologies' encryption technology within its Spartan Series of wireless radios for government and defense markets.

As a FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated solution, NIST certifies FreeWave Technologies' (www.freewave.com) Spartan Series encryption technology for mission critical applications. The company manufactures spread-spectrum radios for critical data transmission and provides a secure communications link for a variety of government and defense applications, such as soldier training exercises, command and control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and critical asset tracking.

The Spartan solution enables data links to pass secure encrypted data both reliably and on a real-time basis. With a small footprint, it's an attractive option for systems where space is limited. Additionally, the Spartan solution is future-proof, offering an upgrade path to NSA Secret and Below (SaB).

  In addition to the FIPS 140-2 Level 2 certified encryption technology, the Spartan Series also offers:
•    Up to 32 unique crypto keys
•    Remote capability to zeroize an individual key or all keys
•    NSA “Suite B” algorithms
•    The ability to upgrade to a DS-101 key loading interface
•    Advanced key handling architecture

“At FreeWave, we pursue 100 percent customer satisfaction and the NIST certification of the cryptography within our Spartan Series further proves that we are focused on meeting the needs of our government and defense customers and OEM partners,” says Phil Linker, government and defense product manager at FreeWave Technologies. By ensuring the utmost security of our technology offerings, we continue to provide reliable solutions that are trusted to perform mission critical applications, often when human lives are at stake.”  

Edited by Grant Gerke, Digital Managing Editor

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