Trusted Systems Demonstrates Industry’s First Invulnerable Infrastructure Protection from User to the Cloud

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Physical Network Security Solution Provides More Protection, at a Fraction the Cost

Trusted Layer Zero directly targets the critical security gaps that previously left the network exposed and vulnerable, as evidenced by the Wikileaks and Snowden debacles.

Trusted Systems, Inc. (, the leading manufacturer of physical security solutions for classified data networks, is demonstrating Trusted Layer Zero™, the industry’s first integrated physical security infrastructure from the user to the cloud. Trusted Layer Zero, is being shown at the AFCEA West Conference and Expo, Feb. 11-13, in San Diego.

Current security solutions only protect access to a secured space, ignoring the weakest link - the user's interface to the network. Trusted Layer Zero bridges that gap, by incorporating desktop user authentication to the network equipment as a means of completing the defense in depth.

At the core of Trusted Layer Zero is Trusted Systems' IPS Security Container, or SCIF-in-a-Box®, the affordable, modular alternative to permanent facility/SCIF build-outs. This armored computer cabinet provides the foundation for the physical protection of the network equipment. Advanced monitoring of the safe's lock and door is managed by SafeGuard™, an IP addressable, remotely controlled system providing the proactive protection and immediate countermeasure response options for equipment shutdown prior to security compromise. Most intrusion detection systems stop there, but SafeGuard provides the capability to instantly shutdown network equipment to prevent the compromise of classified information.

What makes Trusted Layer Zero truly unique is the latest innovation in network security being demonstrated this week; UserGuard™. When addressing insider threats, the most important lesson learned from the recent insider security leaks, was the need to restrict user access to just the network, not the network equipment, USB ports or storage devices. UserGuard protects against this vulnerability with simple, locally controlled, user authentication.

“Trusted Layer Zero directly targets the critical security gaps that previously left the network exposed and vulnerable, as evidenced by the Wikileaks and Snowden debacles”, stated Bob Bauman, President of Trusted Systems. “With UserGuard, we can now secure the last six feet to the desktop. We take the leak out of Wiki.”

Trusted Layer Zero, as the name implies, resides below the network architecture, a JITC exempt, physical security substructure that neither interferes with network traffic nor is susceptible to compromise through the network.

The overall solution answers the myriad demands to secure classified government and military networks. Increasingly dispersed users need instant access to classified networks carrying high volumes of data from multiple sources. They need the ability to collaborate in real-time for rapid decision making in order to optimize operational tempo, while simultaneously strengthening security - especially, against insider threats. All of this needs to be accomplished in spite of tightening budgets.

According to Bauman, the Trusted Layer Zero solution is offered at a fraction of the cost of less effective solutions. Beyond that, the cost of ownership is greatly reduced through reductions in manpower and resources. Adding to those savings, Trusted Layer Zero's modular design avoids obsolescence by enabling expandability and/or redeployment.

“Trusted Layer Zero meets the challenge of doing more, doing it better, and doing it for less," said Bauman. "We are pleased to finally achieve this fully integrated solution that transforms a fixed facility infrastructure into a network-centric framework that is truly secure, end-to-end.”

To see Trusted Layer Zero in action, visit Trusted Systems at AFCEA West, exhibit booth #2018, to learn more about Trusted Layer Zero.

About Trusted Systems:
Established in 1986, Trusted Systems, Inc., is the pioneer and industry leader in the development and deployment of the IPS Security Container and other network security solutions. It is an all-American “active duty” company focused on supporting those who defend U.S. national security and freedoms. For more information, visit

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