PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N
NSA's FASTLANE Release 3 Certification
SECURE DATA NETWORK SYSTEM UNIVERSAL CHANGEOVER
(U) FASTLANE NEWSLETTER FOR USERS May 2001
The FASTLANE ® (KG-75) encryptor provides high-speed, transparent, low-latency security services for multimedia applications across both local and wide area asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks. FASTLANE provides an effective solution because of its ability to take advantage of ATM's bandwidth-on-demand services.
FASTLANE supports a variety of communication modes with flexibility and robust key management. It provides authentication plus end-to-end protection of user information at all levels up to TOP SECRET/sensitive compartmented information (SCI).
The encryptor supports point-to-point and point-to-multipoint (multicast) communications, switched and permanent virtual circuits, simplex and duplex communications.
Its support includes up to 4,094 simultaneous, cryptographically isolated ATM connections. For each connection, FASTLANE dynamically generates the traffic keys. This approach, isolating the connections and using different keys for each connection, gives you greater security than a bulk encryptor's single key for all connections.
During those phases when the FASTLANE is not operational the user crypto-ignition key (CIK) can be removed. With the key removed, FASTLANE reverts to an unclassified/ CCI (controlled COMSEC item).
A FASTLANE may support an individual user or can be shared by a local area network (LAN) or multi-user computer-based group. FASTLANE is rekeyed using the AN/CYZ-10. FASTLANEs are interoperable with KG-175 (TACLANE) in the ATM mode. FASTLANE Release 1 is classified SECRET when unkeyed. FASTLANE Releases 2 and 3 are UNCLASSIFIED CCI when unkeyed. When the FASTLANE is keyed, its classification equals that of the key installed.
All FASTLANE Release 1 and Release 2 units should be upgraded to Release 3.0. Release 3 units and Release 3 upgrade kits are year 2000 compliant and are delivering at this time. FASTLANE upgrades are still available and users should contact NSA or INE Coordinator for information. NSA will not support FASTLANE Release 1.0 and 2.0 after this calendar year.
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Data Rate: DS-1 (1.54Mbps), DS-3 (45 Mbps), OC-3 (155 Mbps), OC-12 (622 Mbps)
Note: Higher data rates (OC-48) should be available starting in CY01.
Power: 110/220 Vac, 75W
Environment: 10ºC to 30ºC", Fixed Plant, Ground Benign
Battery: Lithium sized, 3.6 V (Manufacture: Saft America, San Diego, CA, Part# L533600-BA, NSN 6135-01-463-2245)
MTBF: 10,000+ hours (25ºC, ground benign, Bellcore model not MIL-SPEC)
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