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iDirect Technologies Initiates Rigorous FIPS 140-2 Government Security Validation Process

Thursday, March 1, 2007  
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iDirect Technologies Inc, a company of VT Systems Inc, announced that the iDirect iNFINITI Series satellite router has been placed on the Pre-Validation List for the Federal Information Processing Standards Publications (FIPS) 140-2: Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules. Specially designed for the military and other high end users, the iNFINITI Series has become the preferred remote VSAT solution for combat units, first responders, intelligence agencies, and all support units. With embedded AES encryption and support for Transmission Security (TRANSEC), the iDirect solution already offers a unique approach to VSAT network security. With the addition of FIPS 140-2, iDirect will be in a class by itself.

The FIPS 140-2 standard is a joint effort by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the United States, and the Communications Security Establishment (CSE) under the Canadian government. The standard provides third-party assurance of security claims on any product containing cryptography that may be purchased by a government agency. With other recent homeland security initiatives becoming the focal point for companies everywhere, FIPS 140-2 is gaining worldwide recognition as an important benchmark for third party validations of encryption products of all kinds. FIPS 140-2 validation of iDirect satellite routers provides buyers with a confidence in the high degree of security, assurance, and dependability.

The iDirect satellite networking solution, already widely deployed around the world by multiple government, military and enterprise customers, provides remote users with broadband speeds of up to 18 Mbps outbound and 4.2 Mbps inbound. Each iDirect remote terminal includes a built-in IP router and is packaged with features such as link encryption, Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) acceleration, Domain Name Server (DNS) caching and real-time traffic management Quality of Service prioritization all in one box.

iDirect Technologies, a subsidiary of VT Systems Inc, designs, develops and markets satellite-based broadband access solutions targeted at the enterprise, government, carrier and educational sectors that have the need for fast, flexible, and geographically dispersed two-way internet/intranet access. iDirect operates its corporate headquarters in Herndon, Virginia and has regional offices in Europe, Asia and covering Latin America.

For more information, please contact Joseph McCormack at 630-281-2860.

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