When installed, initialized and configured as specified in Section 5 of the Security Policy
Security Level Exceptions
- Cryptographic Module Specification: Level 3
- Roles, Services, and Authentication: Level 3
- Design Assurance: Level 3
- Mitigation of Other Attacks: N/A
Multi-Chip Stand Alone
Complete security is built directly into each module’s silicon. Creating security directly in silicon avoids the use of vulnerable software and/or Operating Systems. The core of the hardware-enabled solution is AES-256 encryption and a novel symmetric key distribution that can provide a unique random key for each packet. QNS devices are placed in-line and nearby the endpoints to be secured. No external key management is necessary. Once deployed, the QNS devices never need to be upgraded or patched.