SafeNet has signed an agreement with Oceus Network to jointly pursue the US Defense Department’s (Dod) operational deployment of fourth-generation long-term evolution (4G LTE) for field operations.

As part of the agreement, SafeNet’s security framework for mobile devices will be integrated into Oceus Networks‘ Xiphos family of mobile 4G LTE network solutions, eventually providing a highly secure broadband solution that will enable safe communication between government agencies.

The agreement will specifically enable the DoD and other federal agencies to address the core issue of safeguarding sensitive information that is shared over several mobile devices, platforms, and applications without interfering with cost and their efficiency benefits.

SafeNet Federal product management vice-president Todd Moore said secure access to critical data, applications, and voice communication was necessary for coordinating efforts between local police departments and homeland security personnel, or communications between coalition forces on the battlefield.

"By aligning with Oceus, we’re giving these groups an efficient and effective solution for managing mission-critical data and communications on mobile devices," Moore said.

"We are offering government agencies broadband anytime, anywhere, with the latest in 4G LTE technology."

Oceus Networks chief executive officer Doug Smith said the partnership would address a critical communications requirement for the DoD, where access to fast, secure, mobile connectivity is essential.

"We are offering government agencies broadband anytime, anywhere, with the latest in 4G LTE technology," Smith said.

As well as SafeNet’s Smart Card 650 technology, SafeNet’s security framework for mobile devices also features uSC650 that is built upon current technology already approved to support data encryption to the highest US Government assurance levels.

The addition of SafeNet’s security to Oceus Networks’ solution will allow federal agencies to communicate securely and also protect critical infrastructure during relief and recovery efforts, as well as law enforcement missions, including drug interdiction and combating international piracy.

Image: SafeNet has partnered with Oceus to provide secure mobile communications to US military personnel in battlefield. Photo: courtesy of Edric Thompson, RDECOM CERDEC Public Affairs.

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