LGS selects Thales' SONET Datacryptor encryptors for Department of Defense deployment

WESTON, Fla., 1 May 2007. Thales, a provider of cryptographic security products and services and ID management solutions to governments and financial networks, has announced that LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, will deploy the Thales SONET Datacryptors as a part of the Army's Infrastructure Modernization Program.

May 1st, 2007

WESTON, Fla., 1 May 2007.Thales, a provider of cryptographic security products and services and ID management solutions to governments and financial networks, has announced that LGS, a subsidiary of Alcatel-Lucent, will deploy the Thales SONET Datacryptors as a part of the Army's Infrastructure Modernization Program.

The first project to make use of the Thales Datacryptors is a network upgrade contract awarded to LGS by the U.S. Army for the Fort Hawaiian Enclave.

The Program Manager for Defense Communications and Army Switched Systems (DCASS) is responsible for the core data backbone infrastructure upgrades to Army installations around the world. PM DCASS is responsible for the execution of the Installation Information Infrastructure Modernization Program (I3MP).

The Thales SONET Datacryptors will be deployed to secure critical portions of LANDWARNET. Thales' Datacryptor SONET/SDH OC-3/12/48 encryptors are FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated, a key requirement of encryption products to the U.S. government.

The Datacryptor SONET devices are transparent to the SONET switching equipment and offer customers scalability and central management. Datacryptor products can be centrally managed by a single secure management application, the Thales Element Manager.

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