High Speed Guard
Automated, High-Performance Data Transfer.
Features and Benefits
Rapid Data Transfer to Facilitate
Secure Information Sharing
Sustains the industry’s
fastest transfer rates of more
than 9Gb/s on 10Gb networks
As governments, agencies, and
the private sector focus on the
need to collaborate and share
critical information, protecting
and improving how that information is distributed between
various domains becomes
paramount. Our customers’
most sensitive intelligence
must often be sanitized and
made accessible to various
services, agencies, forces, and
coalitions as quickly as possible. At the same time, data
from a wide variety of sources
must be transferred to protected enclaves for processing
and analysis. The sharing and
movement of this data are
essential to the rapid, accurate, and precise execution
of our customers’ missions.
Unfortunately, the persistent
threat of cyber-attack, penetration, and data loss requires
that only the most secure
methods are utilized to allow
Included in the US UCDSMO
Baseline for SABI and TSABI
Customer configurable for
simplified management
and maintenance
Enables real-time video
streaming while providing
unparalleled control
and auditing
Supports multiple application
protocols and adaptability for
custom interfaces
Provides highly customizable
data validation rules for
maximum flexibility
Supports complex
web services
information sharing and
transfer. Raytheon consistently
enables customer mission success while maintaining the
highest standards of security.
gigabits per second (Gb/s) on
a commodity server, running
the Red Hat® Enterprise Linux®
operating system with a custom Security Enhanced Linux
(SELinux) policy.
High Speed Guard
High Speed Guard is an
accredited commercial-offthe-shelf (COTS) software
solution that enables highly
complex, bi-directional, automated data transfers between
multiple domains (Please see
Figure 1 next page).
High Speed Guard supports
large enterprise systems with
comparatively low administration costs, making it the ideal
choice for large scale deployments that require rapid,
automated data transfer. High
Speed Guard has demonstrated
the fastest bi-directional transfer
rates of any guard technology.
A typical High Speed Guard
deployment is able to sustain
transfer rates of more than 9
High Speed Guard is
included on the United
States Unified Cross Domain
Services Management Office
(UCDSMO) Baseline list as
an accredited and operational
transfer solution. Because it
is an operationally accredited
system, the Certification and
Accreditation (C&A) process
is streamlined for individual
High Speed Guard supports a
wide variety of data transfer
scenarios through the use of
flexible transfer mechanisms
and extensive data support.
These include web services,
real-time Moving Pictures
Experts Group (MPEG2)
video, transfer imagery of
High Speed Guard
File Transfer
File Transfer
Data Storage
Figure 1: High Speed Guard Architecture
multiple formats, imagery
metadata files, inter-system
messaging, Ground Moving
Target Indicator (GMTI) data,
and a wide variety of proprietary data formats.
A Flexible Approach
High Speed Guard is highly
flexible in its secure approach
to multi-directional data movement through the inclusion of
numerous transfer mechanisms
and a wide array of inspection
capabilities that, together, form
robust security policies.
Security Policy Enforcement
High Speed Guard’s Rule
Engine provides a consistent
policy enforcement capability
across all transfer mechanisms.
Instead of pre-packaged pointand-click policies, the Rule
Engine supports full customization of inspection capabilities
enabling the creation of complex security policies. This
allows specific inspections and
constraints for each deployment
rather than generic controls
based on file type. Almost any
security policy can be expressed
through the Rule Engine’s userconfigurable interface language.
This allows new data formats
to be added without product
Transfer Mechanisms
The High Speed Guard transfer
mechanisms provide a variety
of fixed security protections
and secure transfer methods.
Raytheon works with each
customer to determine which
mechanism(s) best supports
their requirements. Many customers utilize multiple transfer
mechanisms on a single system
to reduce the size and cost of
the solution (Figure 2).
Any combination of transfer
mechanisms can be used to
provide multiple flows through
a single system. Each flow is
independently managed without affecting other operational
flows. Providing separate security policies and configurations
permits the broadest applicability possible.
Streaming Video
High Speed Guard provides
unparalleled control and
auditing of MPEG Transport
Stream streaming video, supporting multiple formats
like MPEG-2, MPEG-4, and
H.264 encodings along with
STANAG 4609 (North Atlantic
Treaty Organization (NATO)
Standardization Agreement)
compliant data. The built-in
MPEG capability ensures that
all data received is properly
formatted and can process multiplexed streams individually.
High Speed Guard extracts,
audits, and validates the key
length value (KLV) metadata
within the MPEG stream, for
example, classification and
release caveats. Designed for
flexibility, the Streaming Video
transfer mechanism supports
both unicast and multicast
transfers and can send each
input to multiple destinations
across multiple networks.
Service-Oriented Architecture
(SOA) Web Services
Utilizing Hypertext Transfer
Protocol (HTTP), with or without Secure Socket Layer (SSL),
High Speed Guard has built-in
support for web services. Ideally
suited for SOAP over HTTP
services, High Speed Guard
supports complete inspection
of all HTTP headers and a full
suite of parsing capabilities for
the HTTP payload. This mechanism also provides extensive
support for data sanitization
and re-write, enabling the guard
to deliver data that is different than what was transferred.
The SOA Web Services transfer
mechanism automatically parses
and validates Multipurpose
Internet Mail Extensions
(MIME) segments and
natively supports SOAP with
Attachment (SWA) services for
optimized data transmission.
Adaptable Lightweight
The Adaptable Lightweight
Messaging transfer mechanism
gives High Speed Guard the
flexibility to support almost any
standard or custom messaging
protocol, while still providing
extensive security controls on
all transmissions. High Speed
Guard supports almost any
UDP or TCP based protocol
with or without SSL. Many
customers utilize this capability
for the cross domain transfer
of custom protocols. High
Speed Guard, using adaptable
lightweight messaging, has demonstrated the transfer of GMTI/
STANAG 4607 and Cursor
On Target (COT) broadcasts,
as well as high performance
Java Messaging Services (JMS).
Current JMS demonstrations
show the capability to transfer
over 4,000 messages per second
through a single guard with
additional untapped performance. Messaging latency can
be as low as single-digit milliseconds or lower, providing
exceptional support to low tolerance systems.
High Performance Transfer
High Speed Guard supports
the Joint Architecture Study
Data Transfer Protocol (JAS/
DTP), which is specifically
designed and implemented for
the highest possible data transfer performance. JAS/DTP is
jointly defined by the National
Geospatial-Intelligence Agency
(NGA) and their mission partners to provide standardized
high performance data dissemination across a wide variety of
networks and systems. High
Speed Guard supports repeatable transfer rates of over 9Gb/s
when using this protocol. This
protocol provides exceptional
support where a standard file
transfer protocol (FTP)-style
data delivery would be appropriate but requires higher
Cross Domain Simple Network
Management Protocol (SNMP)
Cross Domain SNMP provides
the means to extend network
management across domains of
different sensitivity levels. With
this capability, enterprise network status can be received by a
controlling domain.
Ultra High Data Rate User
Datagram Protocol (UDP)
The Ultra High Data Rate UDP
mechanism provides enterprises
with a unique messaging capability that has achieved transfer
rates of 96,000 messages per
second with 1200 byte messages, without any packet loss.
Automated Secure
Transfer (AST)
The AST mechanism provides
a standard file “drop box”
transfer capability that allows
High Speed Guard to monitor
external file servers for files
to transfer. Using AST, High
Speed Guard can monitor and
re-create subdirectories, monitor multiple source directories,
and transfer to multiple destinations across multiple domains.
A unique feature of AST is the
ability to send files that fail
validation to a specific destination. For example, failed files
could be automatically redirected to Raytheon’s Human
Review Manager tool within
High Speed Guard or to another
guard such as Raytheon’s
Trusted Gateway System™. High
Speed Guard may also redirect
failed files to a problem or trouble queue on the source system
for further review. AST supports both Secure Copy (SCP)
and FTP transfers.
Cross Domain Voice over
The Cross Domain VoIP mechanism enables the consolidation
of multiple desk telephones into
one unit capable of handling
multilevel conversations and
teleconferences. A configurable
audio clip can be played at any
interval during the call to state
the current classification level.
Administration and
High Speed Guard architecture
divides administrative tasks
from critical data transfer tasks
on separate hardware platforms.
This separation permits the
guard to be highly minimized
and locked down, while administrators have complete access
to the Administration Server for
performing functions such as
backup, restoration, configuration, logging, auditing, real-time
alerting, and administrator
account management. A single
Administration Server supports
Figure 2: High Speed Guard Simultaneous Transfer Support
ten or more guards depending
on the deployment. Consolidated logging and real-time
alerting for the enterprise can
be managed from a central area.
The Administration Server itself
can be accessed directly or remotely, depending on customer
configuration requirements.
Logging and Auditing
High Speed Guard is deployed
with an audit configuration
that meets standard requirements across the cross domain
community. Each deployment is
enhanced with auditing specific
to the data flows and security
policies for that deployment.
This unique auditing is driven
by the Rule Engine, permitting
the security policy to send any
data deemed appropriate to the
audit trail at any time. High
Speed Guard supports local
and remote log consolidation of
the standard operating system
syslog, binary auditing, and data
transfer logging. All log and
audit data is actively collected,
parsed and reduced for immediate administrator notification of
security events.
High Speed Guard
System Integrity
High Speed Guard uses various mechanisms for file system
integrity checking and local
configuration monitoring.
Integrity validation can occur
at any interval as specified by
customer policy, typically twice
a day. Integrity failures result
in a full server halt or service
termination (i.e., transfer mechanisms are stopped), depending
on customer policy.
Configuration Management
The High Speed Guard
Administration Server contains built-in configuration
management functionality. The
configuration management
system preserves a controlled
baseline of all High Speed
Guard configurations. System
modifications are tracked
through the configuration manager which runs in a dedicated
area on the server. Use of configuration management enforces
the maintenance of prior configuration versions and ensures
strict adherence to two-person
integrity controls.
Certification and Accreditation
High Speed Guard is engineered
to satisfy cross domain security
requirements for Top Secret/
SCI and Below Interoperability
(TSABI) and Secret and Below
Interoperability (SABI) C&A
processes. High Speed Guard
is deployed worldwide and has
received accreditation under
Director of Central Intelligence
Directive (DCID) 6/3, ICD 503,
and National Institute of Standards & Technology 800-53 and
8500.2 security controls.
Raytheon’s cross domain secure
information sharing solutions
have a proven track record
of proactively preventing
government and commercial organizations from being
compromised, while fostering
the secure access and transfer
of information. This allows
Raytheon’s cross domain solutions to strike the right balance
between information protection
and information sharing—a
vital component to national
security. High Speed Guard is
a secure transfer solution that
solves the difficult problem of
satisfying security needs while
enhancing information sharing.
High Speed Guard provides the
automated, high-performance
transfer of information securely
between and within classification levels. High Speed Guard is
designed to satisfy the information assurance accrediting
community requirements and
to mitigate potential leaks
and risks. All Raytheon cross
domain solutions have been
designed to meet or exceed
extensive and rigorous security
C&A testing by multiple agencies, organizations and services
for simultaneous connections
to various networks at different
security levels. Raytheon offers
an experienced professional
services team to guide customers through the technical
implementation and C&A
For further information contact:
Intelligence, Information
and Services
Cyber Products
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Herndon, Virginia
20170 USA
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