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Harris Corporation Receives National Security Agency Certification for Type 1 Ethernet Module for SecNet 54


New Device, Available Now, Delivers High-Performance IP Encryption Security to the Desktop, Reducing Infrastructure Requirements and Costs

ROCHESTER, NY — Harris Corporation (NYSE:HRS), an international communications and information technology company, announced that the Ethernet module for its SecNet 54® High-Assurance Internet Protocol Encryption product has received Type 1 certification from the National Security Agency’s Commercial COMSEC Evaluation Program (CCEP). The Ethernet module provides wired communications security at up to 100 Megabits per second (Mbps) of line speed — a significant increase in packet encryption rates for highly mobile products servicing Type 1 IP communications.

The Ethernet module (KIV54/EM01) is the first product extension of Harris Corporation’s SecNet 54®, a first-of-its-kind cryptographic communications device with a modular architecture that supports numerous transmission mediums. In its initial configuration, certified by the NSA last year, SecNet 54® was released with an approved wireless radio module configurable for 802.11a/b/g modes of operation.

“The addition of the Ethernet module to SecNet 54® family significantly enhances the ability of military personnel to connect to secure Department of Defense networks,” said Richard Rzepkowski, vice president of Communications Security Products, Harris RF Communications. “The SecNet 54 Ethernet module, in conjunction with the SecNet 54 crypto module, delivers high-speed encryption to single or multiple clients with greatly reduced size, weight, power and implementation costs. Weighing well under a pound, the Ethernet module brings high-performance encrypted communications to a user’s desktop, workgroups and even Tactical Operation Centers (TOCs).”

SecNet 54® offers high-speed Type 1 encryption for data, video and voice over IP (VoIP). The device incorporates the NSA-certified Harris Sierra™ II encryption processor and is compliant with the NSA’s High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryption standard (HAIPE™) version 1.3.5 as verified through formal HAIPE interoperability testing. SecNet 54® has a modular architecture that offers users significant flexibility and allows for quick utilization of standard communication technologies such as wired 802.3 Ethernet and wireless 802.11a/b/g. The SecNet 54® device is ideal for securing communications on the move or at the desktop. In an upcoming software upgrade, SecNet 54® will allow users to eliminate commonly used peripheral hardware in field applications.

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Harris RF Communications is a leading global supplier of secure radio communications products and systems for military, government and commercial organizations. The Falcon® family of software-defined tactical radio products and systems include manpack, handheld, vehicular, strategic fixed-site and shipboard applications. Falcon III® is the next generation of radios developed to address the U.S. military’s JTRS requirements.

Harris is an international communications and information technology company serving government and commercial markets in more than 150 countries. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, the company has annual revenue of $5.4 billion and 16,000 employees — including nearly 7,000 engineers and scientists. Harris is dedicated to developing best-in-class assured communications®; products, systems, and services. Additional information about Harris Corporation is available at


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