As more and more activities happen digitally and online, all businesses, but especially government agencies, need to be worried about security. With the extra layer of concerns that come with keeping government secrets, federal agencies need to take extra steps to protect their networks and their information.
The Problem: Internal Security Threats
Within government agencies, data is at risk of being breached from employees and/or contractors via their desktop or laptop computers. These internal “attacks” need to be addressed in the same manner as any cyberattack originating outside the agency.
Additionally, government agencies require secure access to information that often has differing levels of classification. This may require sharing classified information on one screen and information from a different classification level on a separate screen. Users are often required to securely integrate information from several isolated sources on multiple displays in real time.
These agencies are increasingly reliant on electronic systems and require the use of communications networks beyond the Internet. . Additionally, peripherals such as a keyboard or mouse are capable of both sending and receiving data that is not secured, therefore leaving a security gap. Agencies need to be diligent in addressing vulnerabilities and ensuring data protection.
The Solution: Addressing Threats with Secure KVM Switches
A secure KVM desktop matrix switch is very similar in features and capabilities to a standard secure KVM switch, but it takes both security and ease of use to the next level. The Vertiv Cybex™ SCM100 series of secure desktop matrix KVM switches offers a proven solution for guarding against cyber intrusion at the desktop, allowing users to view multiple computers with various levels of security and switch back and forth with a single keyboard, video and mouse.
Through Cursor Navigation Switching (CNS), a user is not required to physically select the computer from which they are working and can move back and forth easily via the mouse. No need for multiple KVMs.
The Vertiv Cybex™ SCM100 series of KVM switches is certified to meet the requirements of the latest NIAP Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Devices version 3.0. It also provides users with high resolution compatibility utilizing HDMI and traditional DVI technology.
The Cybex SCM100 secure desktop Matrix KVM switch offers a proven solution for guarding against cyber intrusion at the desktop.
· Independently switched display connections - situational awareness of any two connected systems.
· Hardware-based peripheral isolation loads all firmware on ROM with no keyboard buffering or memory.
· Dedicated Peripheral Port permits a secure connection to external USB devices, including CAC smart card readers, fingerprint readers, and face recognition devices.
Are you looking for a TAA and BAA-compliant secure desktop KVM matrix? Reach out to Accu-Tech today to learn more.