The U.S. Department of Defense has endorsed the PacketAssure iQ1000 device from Ultra Electronics TCS for its Unified Capabilities Approved Products List (UC APL). Ultra Electronics TCS is a major provider of government-authenticated communications devices, which are mainly used by the U.S. DoD, Homeland Security and telecommunication providers.
Catalogs of products that have accomplished open standards-based interoperability are incorporated by the UC APL.
As per DoD's information technology directives, these products also need to accomplish information assurance certification via the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC). JITC-certified products are assured of fulfilling the rising challenging security needs of the DoD.
In a statement, Bill Gill, president of U.S. Division at Ultra Electronics TCS said, "We are extremely proud to have reached this milestone after extensive testing in accordance with the Unified Capabilities criteria. Achieving this certification is yet another demonstration of our commitment to provide customers with best-in-class information assurance and interoperability. UC APL approval of the PacketAssure iQ1000 will help us continue to be a significant contributor of secure traffic management systems for the DoD."
Important traffic is assured access to bandwidth even when the networks are jam-packed with the smart Layer 2 switching offering, PacketAssure iQ1000. Packets can be policed, scored, readdressed or blocked by the eight Class of Service (CoS) queues and network processors of the PacketAssure iQ1000 before they are queued, thereby offering guaranteed LAN switching at line speed over Gigabit Ethernet links.
Operators can configure these capabilities in a rapid manner with the help of a perceptive user interface. Operators are not required to undergo exhaustive training for the same.
Traffic policies can be chosen from a graphical interface by PacketAssure operators, allowing them to make real-time alterations in traffic flow, with no effect on Layer 3 devices. One of the conventional situations in a tactical environment, wherein the operators are required to operate over controlled bandwidth facilities at the network edge, will find this feature extremely suitable.
The PacketAssure iQ1000, with its expanded environmental operating range, fulfills the Mil Std vibration and shock, thereby becoming capable of enduring ruthless tactical environments and capitalizing on resiliency.
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