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ATEN Introduces New Secure KVM Solutions Designed Specifically for the Intelligence IT Community — Press Release

CS1182/1184 and CS1642/1644-DoD Switches Ensure Secure and Reliable
Access to Government and Military Desktop Computing Environments

Foothill Ranch, CA (March 5, 2013) – ATEN, a leading designer and manufacturer of advanced connectivity solutions, today announced the availability of secure KVM switches, designed specifically for the intelligence IT community. The CS1182 (two-port) and CS1184 (four-port) along with the CS1642-DoD (two-port) and CS1644-DoD (four-port) KVM switches provide secure and reliable access to government and military desktop computing environments.

Configured to allow multiple desktop environments to share a keyboard, video display and mouse, ATEN’s secure KVM switches enable users to securely access different networks and applications located on disparate systems all while keeping the hardware separate. To adhere to government security standards, the CS1182/1184 includes an array of hardware-based features such as tamper-evident tape which provides a visual indication of any attempted access to the switch’s internal components. Chassis intrusion detection is also supported, automatically disabling the unit if any of the screws are removed. The CS1182/1184 are NIAP-certified according to The Common Criteria’s certification.

Through ATEN’s tamper-evident secure firmware, USB connectivity of the CS1182/1184 is restricted to HIDs (Human Interface Devices) only therefore disallowing any other USB devices that might compromise security. Each unit provides an isolated channel per port that makes it impossible for cross-platform data contamination to occur between computers of different classifications.

“By combining physical security with controlled USB connectivity, ATEN’s secure KVM solutions allow the intelligence IT community to consolidate multiple workstations of various security classification levels with one keyboard, video display and mouse console,” explained Jack Wang, CEO of ATEN. “Our products ensure government and military computing environments can remain secure yet accessible and impervious to data leakage across classifications.”

The CS1642/1644-DoD combine a two-port or four-port KVM switch with a two-port USB hub, providing dual-screen support for two DVI displays. As a KVM switch, it allows users to access two computers with dual-screen support from a single USB keyboard, mouse, and dual-screen console. As a USB hub, the CS1642/1644-DoD permit each computer to access any peripherals connected to it on a “one computer at a time” basis.

As government and military computing environments require access to multiple yet secure network resources and applications, ATEN’s CS1182/1184 and CS1642/1644-DoD KVM switches can provide the necessary separation of disparate systems without compromising convenience. The CS1642/1644-DoD versions of this switch have been pre-configured to meet DISA STIG for Peripheral Switching in use on peer-to-peer networks and offers the intelligence community an alternative to the higher priced NIAP-certified switch. This product has also been accredited by Hill AFB IAD for use in their environment.

ATEN serves the public sector market through its channel partners including CDW-G, Global Gov/Ed Solutions Inc., GovConnection, SYNNEX (ATEN participates on its GSA contract), Ingram Micro, Tech Data, Lyme Computer Systems, BCPi, Matrix Solutions, Inc., GST and pcRUSH.com.

For more information on ATEN’s government solutions, please visit http://www.aten-usa.com/gov.

About ATEN
ATEN is a leading manufacturer of KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switches in addition to remote management, LCD consoles, video and data connectivity solutions. The company’s product line supports a range of data center, desktop and digital signage environments serving enterprise, government, SME and SOHO customers. ATEN has offices in California and New Jersey as well as Taiwan, Belgium, Korea, Japan, China and United Kingdom. For more information, contact ATEN at (888) 999-ATEN or 949-428-1111, via the Web at www.aten-usa.com, www.aten-usa.com/blog, Twitter or Facebook.

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