Many organizations increasingly find themselves scrutinized on issues of data safety. Cobham Satcom’s digital PTT radio solutions are AES-256 encrypted, making them the safe choice for years to come.
Encryption is a mission and business critical issue
Communications networks in the utilities sector and the first responder community are prized targets for criminal hackers and hostile foreign agencies. Preventing intruders from listening in, gaining access to sensitive material, or worse yet, control over sensitive networks, has fast become a vital issue. Compliance with strict security protocols is a license to operate in most countries. To law enforcement agencies, access to criminal justice databases hinges on the right level of encryption.
Secure voice and data communications
To ensure secure communication, both voice and data communication between the EXPLORER Mobile Gateway from Cobham Satcom and the PRISM PTT+ system is encrypted with AES256 CTR encryption.
Compliance beyond 2031
128-bit encryption is the current standard for security compliance in most countries. However, 128-bit is only expected to last through the year 2031. This makes 256-bit encryption the safe and future-proof choice for years to come.
Hassle-free, always-on security
Installed Mobile Gateways are equipped with a hardware security chip to ensure unique identification and safe provisioning into the network. The system does not require end-users to enter codes before transmitting.
If a vehicle fitted with a Mobile Gateway is lost or stolen in the field, its network permissions can be terminated remotely, quickly and easily.
FIPS compliance as standard
In the United States, access to criminal justice databases is governed by the Federal Information Processes Standard – FIPS. Law enforcement agencies that do not comply with FIPS are unable to access digital tools like number plate databases, etc., potentially putting officers at risk.
The encryption level on Cobham Satcom digital radio solutions is FIPS 140-3 compliant. Most authorities in Europe and Asia tend to follow the lead of the U.S. in this area.
Server-side security options
The software part of the PRISM PTT+ setup is a cloud_solution, with most of our customers relying on Amazon Web Services for hosting. AWS supports more security standards and compliance certifications than any other offering, including PCI-DSS, HIPAA/HITECH, FedRAMP, GDPR, FIPS 140-2, and NIST 800-171, helping satisfy compliance requirements for virtually every regulatory agency around the globe.
Alternatively, Cobham Satcom also works closely with Wireless Innovations, an Australian company that offers secure storage on servers based in Australia and the U.S. Finally, Cobham Satcom customers may also choose to have their installation installed on a physical server on their own premises. We recommend running at least two redundant servers in separate geographical locations.
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