Though product advertising is self indulgent and discouraged, it seems
warranted in this case
Hughes Aircraft builds a commercial network security product called
NetLOCK. It currently is available on Sun and HP UNIX platforms. Other
platforms including DOS/Windows (due October 95), Macintosh (due December
95) and a router product (due October 95) will be available this year.
The product is an enterprise product that provides end-system to end-system
authentication and then constructs a secure cryptographic pipe between the
two end-systems. The cryptographic pipe protects all TCP, UDP, and raw IP
traffic transparently to the user. NetLOCK is compatible with your network
topology whether it's over ethernet, fiber, SLIP, etc. NetLOCK provides
several levels of data protection including a DES, and a Hughes hi-speed
exportable algorithm for integrity and encryption protection modes.
The key management process is automatic. Upon receipt of a datagram, the
key management process is invoked automatically. It authenticates the
destination machine, negotiates the security services, and produces a
shared traffic key. The cryptographic pipe is un-spoofable, because the
key management generates an authentication key only the two hosts know.
Authentication is provided by X.509 certificates generated by a certifying
authority application called CAMS. CAMS also provides remote configuration
and administration of all NetLOCK hosts that belong to your domain.
If you'd like more information, call (714) 732-4577 or send email to
com (please include your US mail address)
Ward Bathrick wbathrick @
Product Manager - NetLOCK ward @
Information Security Products Voice: (714) 732-0169
Hughes Aircraft Co. FAX: (714) 732-2427
P.O. Box 3310
1901 W. Malvern Ave.
Fullerton CA. 92634-3310