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Airbus Defence and Space launches Ectocryp Yellow, the latest addition to the Encryption Portfolio

Ectocryp Yellow meets the highest standards set by UK Government for encryption technology

Airbus Defence and Space announces the launch of their latest high grade encryption device. Ectocryp Yellow is Airbus Defence and Space’s next stage in sovereign UK cryptographic development and utilises CESG’s preferred solution for network layer cryptography (PRIME Suite A). The Airbus Defence and Space family of Ectocryp cryptographic devices now includes this small form factor, portable device. Ectocryp Yellow is a desktop, interoperable basis for highly secure strategic and tactical networks.

The software can be fully updated in the field and upgrades can be performed remotely for deployed units. With insignificant latency, Ectocryp Yellow eliminates the overhead of crypto on a network and provides transparent operation to users. Ectocryp Yellow has received full certification under the CAPS1 (CESG Assisted Products Service) from the UK National Authority.

Airbus Defence and Space cryptography solutions facilitate the protection of sensitive data for all organisations. The core product in the Ectocryp family is Blue, which is Europe’s only HAIPE-certified* remotely operated cryptographic device. The Ectocryp Blue solution can transfer information classified up to Top Secret across public networks allowing organisations to minimise the risk of cyber attack. The Ectocryp family includes versions that are being exported to countries from the USA to the Middle East.

* HAIPE (R) = High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor.

1 CAPS service evaluates encryption devices against UK Government cryptographic standards for use by UK Government and other appropriate organizations for data classified up to UK Top Secret.

About Airbus Defence and Space

Airbus Defence and Space is a division of Airbus Group formed by combining the business activities of Cassidian, Astrium and Airbus Military. The new division is Europe’s number one defence and space enterprise, the second largest space business worldwide and among the top ten global defence enterprises. It employs some 40,000 employees generating revenues of approximately €14 billion per year.

About CESG

CESG protects the vital interests of the UK by providing policy and assistance on the security of communications and electronic data, working in partnership with industry and academia. They are the UK Government’s National Technical Authority for Information Assurance (IA) and their core customers are the UK’s central government departments and agencies, and the Armed Forces. CESG also supports the wider public sector, including the Health Service, law enforcement and local government, as well as all essential services that form the UK’s Critical National Infrastructure, including power and water.
To find out more about CESG please visit: http://www.cesg.gov.uk/Pages/homepage.aspx

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Jeremy Close              +44 (0)1438 773872              jeremy.close@astrium.eads.net

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