SECURE KVM DEFENDER
The Black Box Secure KVM Peripheral Defender, NIAP 3.0, DVI-I, Audio, USB, CAC is designed to prevent data leakage between secure and unsecure systems through shared peripherals connections. The Peripheral Isolator offers a reliable way to protect vulnerable peripherals shared by classified or secure networks and prevents threats from connections with unauthorized or untrusted peripheral devices. The device also safeguards critical data from accidental transfers, unauthorized access, or compromised data. This is perfect for any organization that handles sensitive or confidential data on separate computer networks.
Use the Secure KVM Peripheral Defender to lock down and prevent data leakage between classified and unsecure computers through a shared peripheral device. The isolator blocks the direct connection between the host PC or laptop and a peripheral device exposed to security threats, such as a printer, projector, speaker or any other peripheral device that shares access with a classified computer or network and ensures that video, USB, and audio data flow only from the computer to the peripheral – with no access to other classified or sensitive networks. This single direction data transmission provides a complete isolation of the secure computer, preventing all kinds of intruder attempts via cyber hacking, eavesdropping or device re-tasking.
Install the isolator between your peripheral and computer by connecting the video, keyboard, mouse and audio port of the computer to the isolator inputs as well as the DVI, keyboard, mouse or audio ports of your peripheral device. By doing this the computer and peripherals are completely isolated from each other.
- Tested and certified to NIAP Protection Profile version 3.0
- USB, audio and DVI-I with best dual link DVI resolutions up to 2560x1600, DisplayPort and HDMI resolutions up to 4K (3840x2160 @30Hz).
- Supports balanced speaker outputs and switching
- Fully advanced and configurable CAC port (optional)
- Isolated channels ensure that data is not leaked between secure ports and outside world
- Uni-directional data flow from computer to peripheral prevents eavesdropping attempts through vulnerable devices
- Mechanical, electrical, and optical isolation to prevent hacking and data leaks in environments where security is critical
- Secure EDID learning prevents unwanted and unsecure data from being transmitted through DDC lines
- Protected firmware keeps intruders from re-programming or reading the firmware
- Keyboard/internal cache wiping
- Chassis intrusion protection
- Equipped with internal anti-tamper switches and Tamper-evident seals
ABOUT SECURE KVM FROM BLACK BOX
NIAP PP3.0 certified Secure KVM Switches from Black Box offer a secure desktop access solution to safeguard against cyber intrusion for government/military agencies, finance, healthcare, traffic control and educational facilities alike. The Black Box NIAP PP3.0 certified Secure KVM Switches provide ultra-secure switching between up to 16 standard personal/portable computers, servers, or thin clients running operating systems such as Windows or Linux from an ergonomic and space saving workspace.
BROAD SECURE KVM SWITCH PORTFOLIO FOR EVERY APPLICATION AND EVERY INDUSTRY
The Secure KVM Switch range from Black Box is one of the widest in the industry. Different applications and industries have differing requirements of centralized computer access. This portfolio has a suitable solution for every configuration:
- KVM Switches with 2-,4-, 8- or 16- computer ports
- Single User or Matrix Switches with up to four simultaneous users
- 4K digital and analogue video options featuring consoles with up to four monitors
- KM Switches with dedicated computer-monitor connections and instant mouse switching
- Single-Port Peripheral Isolator
- All certified to the stringent security standard NIAP PP3.0
WHY SECURE KVM?
Connecting peripherals such as keyboard, mouse and speakers to a PC introduces potential data leakage and hacking risks. There are no filters nor is there data detection and protection features between the PC and peripherals using traditional KVM Switches. Put simply, sensitive or classified information is far too important to be left unsecure.
TESTED AND CERTIFIED TO THE LATEST NIAP PP3.0 SECURITY PROFILE
Secure KVM Switches are designed for use in secure defense and intelligence applications where sensitive data must be protected. The Secure KVM Switches from Black Box are NIAP PP 3.0 certified and equipped with the highest security features that meet today’s Information Assurance safe control standards. The switches contain unique hardware configurations that prevent data leakage between PCs and connected peripherals eliminating any potential cyber threat.
MULTI-LEVEL SECURITY FOR STRICT INFORMATION ASSURANCE
An absolute isolation of the mechanical, electrical and optical signals including air gapping prevents hacking and data leakage between the ports and the outside world. Each port of the Secure KVM Switch uses its own isolated data channels. Upfront switching on another target computer, the KVM switch erases the internal cache and keyboard data to ensure that no residual data remains in the channel. The fixed secure firmware/ROM is non-reprogrammable and keeps intruders from reading, reprogramming via unwanted firmware upgrades, or physically removing.
ALWAYS-ON TAMPER-PROOF DESIGN
The Secure KVM Switches feature active Anti-tamper switches, external hologram tamper-evident seals, and a long-life internal Anti-tampering battery. If the cover is ever removed from the chassis, the KVM Switch becomes inoperable to protect against any attempt of physical intrusion.
OPTIONAL COMMON ACCESS CARD (CAC) SUPPORT
The Secure KVM Switches are optionally available with a fully advanced and configurable CAC port that supports CAC devices like smart cards and biometric readers. Even further, authenticated admins can register and assign specific peripheral devices to this CAC port. Users can then switch the assigned device along with the KVM switching of the connected computers.
Limiting wait time the Secure KVM switches simulate a generic EDID as default, allowing it to operate most of the connected monitors. Both selected and non-selected computers maintain a constant connection with the unit’s video emulation controllers, allowing for ultra-fast switching and restricting discovery of newly connected monitors during switching operations. Upon activating the KVM, the unit will quickly and automatically learn new EDID for specific monitors preventing any potential video compatibility issues.
DIGITAL AND ANALOG VIDEO WITH SECURE EDID LEARN
NIAP PP3.0 certified Secure KVM Switches with DVI-I interfaces support VGA (via adapter), single link DVI, dual link DVI with native resolutions up to 2560x1600 at 60Hz. Upon activation, the Secure KVM device will quickly and automatically learn or recall EDID information for specific connected monitors. The unit then prevents unwanted and unsecure data from getting transmitted through DDC lines.
NIAP 3.0 CERTIFIED AND TAA COMPLIANT
These switches have been certified to NIAP PP 3.0, the highest Common Criteria level (Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch Version 3.0).
SUPPORT FOR TODAY'S DEMANDING 4K RESOLUTIONS
DVI-I (DVI or VGA), HDMI or DisplayPort video standards and resolutions up to 4K.
IDEAL FOR GOVERNMENT, MILITARY, INTELLIGENCE, OR ANYWHERE SECURITY IS A PRIORITY
Perfect for agencies and businesses that need to keep classified, financial, and other private and personal data safe from external and internal threats.
IMPROVE OPERATOR AWARENESS
Save time by not having to run back and forth between secured and unsecured workstations. Improve operator situational awareness by controlling different systems through just one keyboard, mouse and one or up to four monitors.