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Serial Data Regulator

Version
1.0
Product Type
Network and Network Related Devices and Systems
Product Status
Archived
Assurance Level
E6
Product Description

The Serial Data Regulator provides a trusted method of transferring information, in one direction, between computer networks or communications systems which have different domain security policies.

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Possible uses for the SDR include, but are not limited to:

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  • Data Fusion - Information from various low classification sources such as meteorological, radar and other sensor information can be passed to higher classified systems for aggregation and processing.
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  • Messaging Systems - ACP or formatted messages and E-mail can be passed from low classified switches or MTAs to higher classified systems.
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  • Information Services - News data and Internet Information can be passed into higher classified information systems.
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  • Resource Sharing - Expensive resources such as colour printers can be shared for both classified and unclassified networks.
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The SDR maintains the confidentiality of information on the higher level domain by preventing, to a high level of assurance, data passing either overtly or covertly from the high level domain to the low level domain.