MCLEAN, Va., 5 Dec. 2006. The United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent to BAE Systems for technology the company developed to securely support information sharing among disparate networks and applications. BAE Systems was granted United States Patent No. 7,103,914, which covers the use of specific security controls within a general-purpose operating system to enforce and manage information flows and interactions within a multi-level security model.
"The patented security mechanisms in the XTS product line are truly unique in the industry. The wide variety of information access controls, combined with mandatory enforced process and memory separation in an easy-to-use general-purpose computer system provides unmatched power and flexibility in creating high assurance, secure data sharing applications," says Andrew Earle, manager for Solutions Development.
XTS-400 and its predecessor versions are currently deployed in more than 700 systems across the U.S. Department of Defense and Intelligence Communities for policy-controlled information exchange among homeland security, law enforcement, coalition partners, and the diplomatic community.