What are cross domain solutions?

Cross Domain Solutions (CDS), also known as high speed Guard solutions, are integrated software-hardware systems that make secure access to and exchange of sensitive data possible across networks between various levels of security classification, including incompatible security domains.

Their purpose is to provide military personnel, intelligence agencies, corporate security, and law enforcement/public safety organizations with secure ways to share essential information in a timely manner while minimizing risk of information exposure.

The most effective Cross Domain Solution technologies evolve constantly to meet and defeat equally-evolving cyber threats, while simultaneously continuing to assure precisely-designated levels of information sharing to support multi-level collaboration. It's a delicate balance of securing data confidentiality and integrity while satisfying the real world need for multi-level information availability and usefulness in accordance with ever-changing government collaboration standards.

While a number of companies in the B2G market offer Cross Domain Solutions, only those that meet National Security Agency (NSA) and National Cross Domain Strategy Management Office (NCDSMO) Raise-The-Bar (RTB) cyber security guidelines can be considered for national security use, including by U.S. Intelligence Agencies and the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD).


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