Spacenet Expands Satellite Communications Options for Government Organizations with New FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption Solution

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Spacenet Introduces Cisco Integrated FIPS 140-2 Certified Encryption Solution over Satellite to Meet Strict Federal Government Security Requirements

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Spacenet has always been focused on meeting the network security requirements of our customers and offers integrated government-grade AES/Rijndael encryption

Spacenet Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT) and one of the world's leading providers of satellite networking solutions, introduced its new Cisco integrated Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 certified encryption solution over satellite. The FIPS certified solution from Cisco and Spacenet provides new satellite communications options to government customers, including services for CONUS based Department of Defense agencies and backhaul services between EMEA and the U.S. utilizing their existing Cisco infrastructure.

"Spacenet has always been focused on meeting the network security requirements of our customers and offers integrated government-grade AES/Rijndael encryption," said Spacenet Vice President of Government Services Mike Mazza. "The combination of Spacenet's fully managed service, with industry-leading SLA's and Cisco's integrated FIPS 140-2 certified module delivers a whole new level of flexibility to government agencies as well as the ability to utilize their existing Cisco platform and investment. This ability to take advantage of existing infrastructure should also reduce the training required by agencies to deploy the service or to maintain it."

Spacenet offers the industry's foremost Cisco certified and integrated satellite networking solution, the Cisco VSAT Network Module, enabling seamless integration into select models of the Cisco series of Integrated Services Routers (ISR). This platform helps enable easy deployment of fixed VSAT networks in mission-critical applications; transportable solutions for rapid deployment and disaster recovery; and continuity of operations planning (COOP) connectivity. In addition, Spacenet offers comprehensive network management services including 24 X 7 customer support, network design and implementation, and program management. Spacenet services are available in North America and select countries in Europe, the Middle East, South America and Africa.

Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2, a standard published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), defines the security requirements that must be satisfied by a cryptographic module used in a security system protecting unclassified information within IT systems. Spacenet's integrated VSAT Cisco solution not only supports FIPS 140-2 but also supports acceleration of the encrypted traffic without the need to install additional devices at the remote location. The solution utilizes the Spacenet and Cisco co-developed Integrated Acceleration and Encryption (ITAE) technology to provide end-to-end accelerated FIPS 140-2 certified encryption over satellite. The FIPS certified solution supports mission-critical disaster recovery, backup networks and other on-demand applications that are integrated directly into an organization's existing infrastructure.

About Spacenet
Founded in 1981, Spacenet Inc. is one of the world's leading providers of high-performance satellite and hybrid terrestrial networking solutions for US based enterprise, government and small office/small business customers. Spacenet has a longstanding tradition of industry leadership and innovation, and today has more than 100,000 operational network endpoints for customers including many Fortune 500 companies and major government agencies. Spacenet's services include its custom satellite and hybrid network solutions for enterprise and government; Connexstarâ„¢ VSAT services for primary, backup and disaster recovery networks; and StarBand® broadband Internet by satellite. Spacenet is based in McLean, Virginia, and operates its own end-to-end services infrastructure including network management, field services and teleport facilities in McLean, Virginia; Atlanta, Georgia; and Chicago, Illinois. Spacenet is a wholly owned subsidiary of Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd. (Nasdaq: GILT). Visit Spacenet at

Spacenet Media Contact:
Jon Douglas, Spacenet Inc.
PH. (703) 848-1221

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