Fortress Technologies provides secure wireless communications to DOD exercise

TAMPA, Fla., 24 August 2006. Fortress Technologies successfully established and demonstrated secure wireless communications during the Joint User Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE), which took place at Ft. Monmouth, N.J.

TAMPA, Fla., 24 August 2006. Fortress Technologies successfully established and demonstrated secure wireless communications during the Joint User Interoperability Communications Exercise (JUICE), which took place at Ft. Monmouth, N.J.

Sponsored by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), JUICE is an annual Department of Defense (DOD) exercise that evaluates commercial technologies for operational configurations, applicability of tool sets, reporting processes, and interoperability with the Global Information Grid (GIG) interface for tactical deployment in support of the war fighter.

As part of the JUICE exercise, Fortress worked with Nortel Government Solutions and Pacstar to integrate a secure wireless networking testbed. Fortress provided its ES520 Secure Wireless Access Bridge and FC-X Series Security Controller to demonstrate secure mobile access and back haul connections.

Fortress' ES520 combines wireless, switching, and security services that functions as a self-contained network or as a secure wireless access point or bridge. Its FC-X Series Security Controllers provide critical security operations for third party Wi-Fi and WiMAX products -- encryption, authentication, data integrity checking, key exchange, and data compression --securely connecting and protecting wireless users and networks.

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