AEP Networks Announces the Launch of X-Kryptor PRIME, the UK’s First Implementation of GCHQ’s PRIME Interoperability Standard

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Ultra Electronics AEP Networks launches the X-Kryptor PRIME product range at Infosecurity Europe 2013, Earls Court London on 23rd - 25th April.

AEP Networks, the leading supplier of CAPS Baseline and Enhanced Grade encryption products into UK government and defence networks, today announces the launch of the UK’s first implementation of GCHQ’s PRIME interoperability standard, the X-Kryptor PRIME.

Part of the Ultra Encrypt family and an addition to the successful X-Kryptor product line, X-Kryptor PRIME is the first range of encryptors to employ GCHQ’s PRIME interoperability standard.

PRIME (Protocol Requirements for IP Modular Encryption) is an open interoperability standard for IP encryptors defined by GCHQ, the UK’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance, based on the IETF IPsec protocol. PRIME is expected to become the preferred encryption standard for UK government and defence networks, and is also suitable for commercial and export applications.

The X-Kryptor PRIME range includes encryptors (VPN gateways) offering speeds up to 1 Gbps, a software VPN client for Microsoft Windows and an advanced, new PRIME Encryption Management System modelled on AEP Networks’ successful NMS (Net Management System). The first products will be available in Q2 2013 for commercial applications and customer evaluation, and are expected to be certified for government use at RESTRICTED / OFFICIAL level through the GCHQ CPA (Commercial Product Assurance) scheme in Q3 2013.

Mark Darvill, Managing Director of AEP Networks, said “As leaders in the high-assurance encryption market with the X-Kryptor and Net product lines, AEP Networks is excited to continue its proud history of innovation by launching the new X-Kryptor PRIME range, bringing customers all the benefits of the latest PRIME standard at an affordable price point, together with Gigabit speed and AEP Networks’ unique and well-proven device and key management capabilities”.

AEP Networks will be demonstrating X-Kryptor PRIME on stand K40 at Infosecurity Europe 2013, Earls Court, London on 23rd – 25th April.

About AEP Networks
AEP Networks is an operating business of Ultra Electronics, an internationally successful defence, security, transport and energy company with a long, consistent track record of development and growth.

AEP Networks provides trusted security everywhere and secures data and voice communication regardless of device, environment or location. Delivering proven security architectures to more than 5,000 organisations all over the world including governments, enterprises and carriers, AEP Networks counts Virgin, RBS, Shell, Barclays, MasterCard and New York Metropolitan Transport Authority amongst its 1,000 blue chip customers.

AEP Networks develops the highest grade security technologies tested and accredited to industry security standards, including FIPS 140-2 Level 4, Common Criteria and CAPS. Its extensive portfolio of products and solutions protect the integrity of very sensitive data and are extremely reliable, survivable and resilient.

Headquartered in Loudwater, UK.

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