Jim Rousseau, ID Technologies Wireless Network Architect; has traveled across the country over this past year visiting Department of Defense bases testing a number of wireless technologies. In his travels he discovered that there seems to be a misunderstanding, in some cases, distrust for Wi-Fi technologies. Jim has sought out to cast a light on different wireless solutions for the DoD and re-introduce Wi-Fi as the predominant network medium.
Powered by the Intel vPro® platform and secured by the INTEGRITY operating system (OS), Archon ZV is redefining “secure” by providing an easy-to-use mobility solution with zero vulnerabilities.(1)
Achieving security in an insecure world.
Widespread use of the Internet and the proliferation of mobile devices have created a world in which individuals, businesses, and nations are more connected than ever before. The Internet of Things (IoT), backed by edge computing, machine learning, data analytics, and cloud technology, is accelerating and amplifying those connections. Currently, the number of IoT-connected devices worldwide is expected to reach 41.6 billion by 2025.(2)
As the world becomes more connected, however, it also becomes less secure. With each new connected device, vulnerabilities multiply, resulting in a rapid increase in the number of successful cyberattacks and serious data breaches worldwide. In 2019, the total cost of cybercrime is expected to exceed USD $2 trillion—a four-fold increase since 2015.(3) Globally, malicious hackers, cyberterrorists, and other cybercriminals are a growing threat to consumer finances, business operations, and public safety. According to the January 2019 edition of the U.S. National Intelligence Strategy Report, “Cyber threats will pose an increasing risk to public health, safety, and prosperity as information technologies are integrated into critical infrastructure, vital national networks, and consumer devices.”(4)
U.S. government organizations and individuals who routinely handle classified information and safeguard national security—from military and intelligence services to designated national leaders in the executive and legislative branches—require highly secure access to mobile resources in diverse locations. Increasingly, the same is true for law enforcement and many enterprise organizations that must ensure data security, protect critical infrastructure, and guard against attacks by cybercriminals and cyberterrorists. Unfortunately, many high-security or encryption solutions are expensive, complex, inflexible, difficult to scale, and hard to manage and maintain.
Introducing Archon ZV from ID Technologies.
Designed by ID Technologies, Archon ZV (the ZV stands for “zero vulnerabilities”) is one of the world’s most secure laptop computers. It is the first-ever turnkey mobility solution that meets Commercial Solution for Classified (CSfC) program requirements. Developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), the CSfC program is an important part of the U.S. government’s strategy to more quickly deliver layered cybersecurity solutions by leveraging emerging technologies and commercial products to meet rapidly evolving customer requirements.
The Archon ZV client is built on a high-performance Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor-powered laptop, which provides both an excellent end-user experience and sufficient performance to operate efficiently in diverse locations and under often challenging conditions. Intel vPro® technology provides the highly secure platform foundation for the Archon ZV, which is further secured by the INTEGRITY operating system (OS) from Green Hills Software and the INTEGRITY-178B Separation Kernel.
The INTEGRITY-178B Separation Kernel is the first and only separation kernel to be evaluated by the NSA and certified by National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to EAL6+ High Robustness under the international Common Criteria standard (ISO/IEC 15408). This security rating certifies that the product is suitable for the protection of classified information and other high-value resources against well-funded, sophisticated attackers. INTEGRITY-178B is the only software product ever to achieve the EAL6+ High Robustness rating.