Kymeta Unveils Their Global TRANSEC Secure Network – SatNews


Kymeta will begin offering the first commercially available iDirect TRANSEC network, ensuring that its customers and partners can receive the highest levels of encryption, authentication, and traffic concealment, exceeding the current requirements outlined by the U.S. government.

This first-of-its-kind satellite service offering provides full compliance with numerous Federal and DOD standards, including the January 2021 DoD Instruction 8523.01.

Kymeta’s u8 GOV terminal.

This new service, paired with the Kymetau8 GOV, which includes iDirect’s 950mp modem, along with iDirect’s latest interference mitigation software, allows for the most secure and reliable satellites services to date.

The iDirect Government 950mp, boasts an overall 30% size, weight and power (SWaP) reduction. Designed for integration into highly portable satellite terminals, it features FIPS 140-2 Level 3 TRANSEC and is designed to operate within all Ku-, C-, Ka- and X-bands including WGS frequency ranges, providing flexibility in secure deployments.

The Kymeta Global TRANSEC Secure Network (GTSN), supported by Lepton Global Solutions, a Kymeta company, offers the highest level of security, encryption, and authentication while maintaining the quality of service needed to support voice, video, and data over satellite. It precludes adversaries monitoring the TRANSEC-enabled network from extracting any useful information from the protected network.

The Kymeta Global TRANSEC Secure Network covers the U.S., Middle East and Europe and secures VSAT transmissions from interception and exploitation by incorporating encryption inherent in COMSEC, conforming to 256-bit AES as specified by the Federal Information Processing Center (FIPS) 140-2.

The integration of the iDirect 950mp modem in the u8 GOV offers government, military and other users who require enhanced security features the same revolutionary software-defined, electronic beam steered antenna system with the ability to operate on iDirect’s Government platform, including TRANSEC. iDirect Certificate Authority (CA) issues x.509 digital certificate to ensure proper authentication between the remote terminal and the hub.

Kymeta Global TRANSEC Secure Network is compliant with existing FIPS 140-2 certification from Level 2 to Level 3 requirements as defined by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The TRANSEC network is available today, and compatible with the Kymeta u8 and other hardware used in the industry.

Kymeta recently launched its next-generation antenna, terminal and services in Q4 of 2020, and has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the industry.

Over the past 18 months we have seen a significant demand for secure, uninterrupted satellite communications from our U.S. Government and other customers,” said Rob Weitendorf, VP, Business Development, Kymeta. “With the launch of this new service, we will be able to deliver on what has been needed and mandated. TRANSEC requires all system control channels to be encrypted so that any traffic engineering information is obfuscated from an adversary, making our TRANSEC-enabled network highly secure and capable of mitigating threats and maintaining operational security.”

Lepton Global Solutions, a Kymeta company, hosts the company’s satellite connectivity solutions and offers unique, complete, and turnkey bundled solutions to the market based on best-in-class technologies and tailored customer-centric services that meet and exceed customer mission requirements. These solutions in tandem with the company’s flat-panel satellite antenna, the first of its kind, and Kymeta Connect™ services provide revolutionary mobile connectivity on satellite and hybrid satellite-cellular networks to customers around the world. Backed by U.S. and international patents and licenses, the Kymeta terminal addresses the need for lightweight, slim, and high-throughput communication systems that do not require mechanical components to steer toward a satellite. Kymeta makes connecting easy – for any vehicle, vessel, or fixed platform. Kymeta is a privately held company based in Redmond, Washington.


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