New Building Design
Many BRAC and MILCOM projects that have under-floor cabling incorporated into the design are now in the construction phase and require a greater number of secure network cable pathways than were originally planned. Because the cable infrastructure is under the floor and not able to be inspected, the challenge is to ensure accreditation of the classified network(s) without delaying construction for months due to re-design that would result in costly change orders and penalties.
With the approval of the INTERCEPTOR™ Optical Network Security System for both Secret and Top Secret networks in CONUS and OCONUS, there is now a significantly easier way to provide for the increased coverage of SIPRNET and JWICS in a new facility using the as-designed cable pathways above the ceiling or below the floor – eliminating potential construction schedule delays and increased costs.
The INTERCEPTOR can be installed after construction is completed to protect the fiber optic cables that reside inside the EMT or rigid conduit. It provides complete protection for the SIPRNET or JWICS network circuit from end to end in accordance with NSTISSI 7003 and authorizations of the various agencies and services. In fact, one single rack unit INTERCEPTOR can completely protect as many as 50 workstation drops for medium- to high-density work centers.
Another advantage is that by protecting the network cables with INTERCEPTOR, all of the EMT and conduit can still be installed above the ceiling or below the raised floor as designed, resulting in improved building aesthetics. Additionally,government and military personnel are not burdened with conducting daily visual inspections of the PDS system; the INTERCEPTOR protects the network 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
INTERCEPTOR + Interlocking Armored Cable
For new military construction projects where the design has not yet been finalized, INTERCEPTOR can be used along with an interlocking armored fiber optic cable to completely eliminate all requirements for EMT or rigid metallic conduit. Supporting the increased focus on LEED and green building criteria, this can save literally miles of steel or aluminum pipes from being installed throughout the facility.
Using armored cables in place of the rigid conduit significantly reduces the installation time and complexity and dramatically streamlines the logistics and pre-planning to procure and stage the required EMT. By leveraging the INTERCEPTOR and armored cable solution, the cost of providing SIPRNET and JWICS network connections is a fraction of what it traditionally has been – while providing exponentially greater security and availability of the network.