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July 28, 2016
Raytheon launches NSA-approved ethernet encryption system
Marlborough, Mass. (UPI) Jul 27, 2016
The U.S. National Security Agency has certified Raytheon's KG-350 Ethernet encryption system, the company announced Wednesday. The Type 1 certification of the system to protect sensitive information on network communications authorizes Raytheon to sell the KG-350 to commercial, military and government customers immediately, Raytheon said in a statement. The KG-350 expands Raytheon's presence in the Layer 2 Ethernet encryption market, a system the company says offers lower latency and hig ... read more

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