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BAE Systems Launches XTS Guard 7; Douglas Steil Quoted

Jeff Brody

BAE Systems has launched its next-generation XTS Guard 7, which provides U.S. intelligence organizations with secure access to geospatial imagery and data through multi-directional transfer of different data types across classified and unclassified domains. 

“Our product is the guard of choice for Department of Defense and other Intelligence Community enterprises,” said Douglas Steil, general manager of Cyber Security Products with BAE Systems. “We created a superior product predicated on design patterns outlined by the NSA, and have proven XTS Guard 7’s readiness to deliver operational success for a number of U.S. government entities and agencies.”

XTS Guard 7 is a cybersecurity appliance solution that resides between networks with differing levels of security classification, and is a key component to secure information sharing between programs and agencies using intelligence libraries.

Equipped with the company’s Geospatial eXploitation Products (GXP), BAE Systems’ newest guard builds on the proven, reliable XTS Guard 5 platform. XTS Guard 7 meets the National Security Agency’s (NSA) recently released National Cross Domain Solution “Raise the Bar” design and implementation requirements for filtering, sanitizing, and decomposing data. Raise the Bar (RTB) is a cyber-security initiative created by the NSA to combat escalating threats while continually improving the status quo in the cross-domain community.

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