High Sec Labs (HSL), a technology leader in cyber-defense solutions in the field of secure network and peripheral sharing, announces today that its new line of secure KM/KVM/Mini-Matrix switches have received the newest National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) Common Criteria certificate for Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch Version 3.0.
HSL’s secure Peripheral Sharing Switch (PSS) devices allow the secure sharing of a single set of peripheral components such as Keyboard, Video Display and Mouse/Pointing devices among multiple computers through standard USB, DVI, HDMI, and DisplayPort interfaces without sharing or transferring data.
“HSL’s patented secure peripheral sharing solutions include a variety of switch devices that simplify user’s work in multi-computer environments without compromising security.” said Zohar Vered, VP Sales & Business Development, HSL. “With our products a user can interact with multiple computers that belong to different security classification levels while maintaining full isolation.” Zohar continued. “Our technology allows protecting against signaling, data leakage and malicious code attacks while securely sharing USB, keyboard, video, mouse and audio peripherals across the widest security-gaps to control classified and non-classified computers.” Said Aviv Soffer, Founder and CEO, HSL.
What’s new in Peripheral Sharing Switch PP 3.0?
PP3.0 brings an updated view which realizes that peripherals are vulnerable and can be used for abusing and penetrating secure environments. This updated threat perception acknowledges that peripherals and peripheral sharing is unsafe unless achieved through a highly secure peripheral sharing device.
HSL’s new PP 3.0 complaint PSS products include:
- Display protection: Video input interface isolation through the use of different power and ground planes, different electronic components and different emulated EDID chips per channel.
- Audio Protection: Audio data flow path electrical isolation and unidirectional data diodes that allow sound to travel only in one direction from the PC to the speaker.
- Keyboard & Mouse Protection: Accept only USB HID devices (keyboard & mice), ruling out others. Unidirectional data diodes that allow data to travel only in one direction from the devices to the computer.
- Biometric/Smart-Card Reader Support: Support user authentication across multiple isolated computers.
- USB Threats Protection: Protect against data leakage, signaling and virus injection by completely blocking unauthorized USB devices and traffic.
- fUSB Peripheral Port: Add USB devices to blacklists or whitelists. Optionally lock the fUSB port to a specific channel to prevent it from switching automatically.
- Hardware Tampering Protection: Using tamper-proof electrical design with an internal anti-tampering sub-system that triggers when the product chassis is tampered. Protect against unauthorized opening using serialized holographic labels that provide visual indication of tampering attempts.
- Firmware Tampering Protection: Using ROM (Read Only Memory) and One-Time-Programmable (OTP) microprocessors. Prevent data storage inside the product by having no memory buffers.
- Virtual Display Technology (VDT): Seamlessly switch from one computer system to another by simply moving the mouse cursor across display borders. No need to push any buttons. Audio and keyboard follow the mouse cursor once it crosses the display borders.
For more information about NIAP Common Criteria Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Switch Version 3.0, visit: https://www.niap-ccevs.org/Profile/Info.cfm?id=368