Single Point Fill
The next step for platform-wide key management of secure assets
The Single Point Fill solution from CASSIDIAN eliminates the need for crypto equipment aboard an airborne platform to be manually re-keyed before every mission. It gives increased flexibility and prolonged out-of-area operation. The mission data can be loaded without the need to power the platform. This solution reduces scramble time and provides the essential management necessary to support Network Centric Operations.
With citizens expecting more and more security from their authorities, a failure in a critical situation is no longer an option. Communication plays a vital role for Public Safety and First Responder. That is the reason why authorities have for years recognised the need for efficient and proven mission critical networks.
Modern military aircraft and ground installations require multiple communications systems to enable them to operate in a network centric environment; these systems include radio, IFF, GPS and data links. The high demands for security require multiple cryptographic protection devices, each of which have different requirements for key variables and fill devices.
Key Management has traditionally been a time-consuming and labour intensive task, often requiring erasure and rekeying between missions when aircraft are powered down. Against a backdrop of reducing staff numbers and response times, there is a requirement to minimise the key management burden without compromising security.