ViaSat to Develop Media Encryptors for DoD Applications: In-Line Media Encryptors Will Secure Data in Desktop PCs, Mobile Computer Platforms, and Removable Storage Media

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ViaSat Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) has been selected by the National Security Agency (NSA) to manufacture its KG-200 and KG-201 In-Line Media Encryptors (IMEs) and to develop additional Data At Rest (DAR) security products to meet the needs of the DoD user community.

Manufacturing the KG-200 and KG-201 will enable us to leverage this technology with our proven, innovative approach to information assurance, providing a new generation of secure storage systems to the DoD and its partners

    The KG-200 and KG-201 are NSA-certified to secure data up to Top Secret/SCI, transparently encrypting and decrypting data written to and read from a computer's storage media (also called data at rest). The KG-200 is designed for desktop PCs; the KG-201 for laptop PCs and other mobile computing platforms.

In parallel with the KG-200 and KG-201 production, ViaSat is working with high value data users to conceptualize and develop the next generation of IME and DAR security products. An immediate focus is on smaller, more durable, lower-cost IME variants, while longer term innovations will address next generation products for both tailored and broad spectrum secure storage.

"Manufacturing the KG-200 and KG-201 will enable us to leverage this technology with our proven, innovative approach to information assurance, providing a new generation of secure storage systems to the DoD and its partners," said Jerry Goodwin, vice president and general manager of ViaSat's Tactical Networking and Information Assurance business unit. "This award expands our portfolio of high assurance security products and will ultimately provide new capabilities to the Warfighter."

ViaSat is at the forefront of IA product development, with a range of high assurance security products that includes the PSIAM(TM) and PSIAM II(TM) embeddable cryptographic modules, AltaSec(R) KG-250/250A/250M/250T/255 High Assurance IP Encryptors (HAIPE devices), and ViaSat High Assurance Filter (HAF) family of Cross Domain Solution (CDS) products.

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ViaSat produces innovative satellite and other digital communication products that enable fast, secure, and efficient communications to any location. The company provides networking products and managed network services for enterprise IP applications; is a key supplier of network-centric military communications and encryption technologies to the U.S. government; and is the primary technology partner for gateway and customer-premises equipment for consumer and mobile satellite broadband services. The company has five subsidiaries: US Monolithics, Efficient Channel Coding, Enerdyne Technologies, Intelligent Compression Technologies, and JAST. These companies design and produce complementary products such as monolithic microwave integrated circuits, DVB-S2 satellite communication components, video data link systems, data acceleration and compression products, and mobile satellite antenna systems. ViaSat has locations in Carlsbad, CA, and Duluth, GA, along with its Comsat Laboratories division in Germantown, MD. Additional field offices are located in Boston, MA, Baltimore, MD, Washington DC, Australia, China, India, Italy, and Spain.

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Portions of this release, particularly statements about the performance and deliveries of ViaSat products and technology, may contain forward-looking statements regarding future events and are subject to risks and uncertainties. ViaSat wishes to caution you that there are some factors that could cause actual results to differ materially, including but not limited to: contractual problems, product defects, manufacturing issues or delays, regulatory issues, technologies not being developed according to anticipated schedules, or that do not perform according to expectations; and increased competition and other factors affecting the telecommunications industry generally. The Company refers you to the documents it files from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the section titled Risk Factors in the Company's Form 10-K, which contain and identify other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements. Stockholders and other readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. We undertake no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements.

Comsat Labs and Comsat Laboratories are tradenames of ViaSat Inc. Neither Comsat Labs nor Comsat Laboratories is affiliated with COMSAT Corporation. "Comsat" is a registered trademark of COMSAT Corporation.

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