INTERCEPTOR Alarmed Carrier Protected Distribution System
The INTERCEPTOR™ Alarmed PDS is a CNSSI 7003 compliant, PDS solution which eliminates the need to perform daily inspections of traditional PDS systems. INTERCEPTOR is unrivaled at supporting the growing demand for connections to classified networks while offering cost savings, enhanced security and the situational awareness required in today’s environment.
With automated 24/7/365 monitoring, INTERCEPTOR enhances network security and lowers operational costs through the replacement of the often neglected, daily human visible inspection process required to secure traditional Hardened PDS. This results in improved building aesthetics because with the elimination of inspections comes the authority to remove unsightly PDS from the wall and conceal it above the ceiling or below the floor. In some cases, APDS systems can be used along with a flexible interlocking armored cable infrastructure to eliminate all requirements for EMT or rigid metallic conduit systems, resulting in significant material cost savings.
While encryption is an effective method for the protection of information across long-haul or metropolitan area networks, an increasing number of DoD units and other government agencies are realizing the benefits of Alarmed PDS and are using it, not only in lieu of encryption, but also as a replacement of existing encryptors in many places around the world, as encryption has several disadvantages.
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Typical Alarmed Carrier PDS Applications Include:
- Point-to-point (e.g. trunk cable or building to building)
- Point-to-multipoint (e.g. zone architecture or building to multiple buildings)
- Pathway protection
- Secure Passive Optical Networks (S-PON)
- Encryption Alternative
- SIPR Suite (IPS/Safes)
LAN Point-to-Multipoint or “SIPRNet to the Desk” deployments:
Because INTERCEPTOR monitors the fibers within the cables carrying the classified data (intrinsic monitoring), point-to-multipoint (hub-and-spoke) monitoring architectures can be created to mimic the physical network allowing efficient utilization of the monitoring device’s ports permitting high-density, logically clustered groups of protected SIPR drops. This allows multiple offices or workstations to be protected by a single alarm system port rather than each office or workstation requiring its own port. Use of this architecture enables many dozens of end-user drops to be protected by one alarm device. This results in cost reductions of 75% or greater per drop when compared to legacy protection methods.
Building-to-Building (OSP) deployments:
In lieu of spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to encase conduit runs in concrete, INTERCEPTOR can protect those same links for a fraction of the cost. Multi-port INTERCEPTOR products can protect up to four separate cable runs (even more through point-to-multipoint design) or remain available for deployment to protect future SIPRNet requirements as they occur – with no additional cost or delay. INTERCEPTOR also alleviates the requirement of locked or alarmed manholes that are typically required even when concrete encasement is not required.
We encourage our customers to contact one of our Certified Partners about your specific requirements and to maximize your deployment.