Thales eSecurity News Release

Datacryptor Added To DISA UC APL

First Standalone Encryption Devices To Achieve Listing On DoD-Wide Unified Capablilties Approved Product List

Thales, leader in information systems and communications security, announces that products from its family of Datacryptor network encryptors have been approved for inclusion on the US Department of Defense (DoD) Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). DoD agencies and military services can now confidently deploy a solution that is approved by the DoD to protect sensitive and mission critical data against cyber attacks. Datacryptor is the first standalone AES 256-bit encryption device approved for use across Department of Defense network infrastructures on the DISA UC APL.

The Datacryptor product line offers a range of high-speed standalone security platforms that provide full duplex bulk and tunnel encryption at Ethernet speeds of up to 10G and SONET speeds up to OC-192. The encryptors deliver high speed point-to-point and multipoint-to-multipoint security for data in motion over wide area network (WAN) backbone infrastructures, internal networks and carrier-based MPLS networks, protecting the confidentiality of sensitive and high value data, voice and video. Unlike multipurpose devices like firewalls and switches that incorporate encryption as an add-on feature, Datacryptor is a standalone, single function device with significant performance advantages over embedded alternatives.

“We are proud to have the first standalone encryption solutions listed on the DISA UC APL. This milestone validates not only our commitment to the Federal marketplace but also our extensive experience deploying military-grade network encryption,” says Cindy Provin, President of the Americas at Thales eSecurity. “It is vital our customers, both Federal and commercial, have a high level of confidence in the products they buy and with Datacryptor they can rest assured that they are selecting a world class solution tested to the highest standards.”

Thales has long championed best practices and industry standards with a commitment to achieving internationally recognized standards and compliance requirements. Thales Datacryptor high-speed encryptors are certified to Common Criteria EAL3 and Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 level 3. FIPS is a standard defined by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology and widely adopted as a security benchmark for cryptographic solutions in government and commercial enterprises. Thales’s participation in both the Common Criteria and FIPS programs gives customers the assurance that products have been developed in accordance with internationally recognized best practice. The addition to DISA UC APL is further independent validation that our products meet the highest security standards.

Thales’s complete line of Datacryptor Layer 2 network encryptors appear on the DISA UC APL, including SONET OC3/12/48/192 and Ethernet 1Gbps and 10Gbps solutions, Products approved for use on DoD networks are available at: When searching by “Device Type,” Thales Datacryptor is listed under Virtual Private Network Concentrators.