Why secure your microwave?

Your network’s security is only as strong as the weakest link in the chain: Microwave must be part of any end-to-end security solution.

“But my network is not even connected to Internet,” you say?

Securing your microwave makes sense – many network issues result from mistakes by people who already have authorized access to your network.

Aviat has the most secure microwave solutions on the market today.
Enhance your peace of mind with strong security solutions from Aviat Networks.
Contact us if you need more information on our Strong Security solutions

How to secure your microwave?

  1. Secure the management
  1. Secure the data
    • Aviat Secure Payload
    • Eclipse FIPS 197 Validated
  2. Simplify the administration
    • Aviat Radius Server

White paper: Comprehensive Embedded Security in Microwave Networks

What is FIPS? And why should you care?

  Mark Minnoch from InfoGard talks about FIPS 140: what it is, who needs it, the process, the different security levels and how it makes networks more secure.

Or, download the documents below to find out more

Technical Note: FIPS: A Security Primer for a Wild Wireless World

Presentation: FIPS 140-2

Did you know

Aviat’s radios are FIPS 140-2 validated, ensuring the highest possible level of security for your network.

Aviat’s radios have also received UC APL certification for security and interoperability for US Department of Defense and other organizations.

Eclipse security is:

  • FIPS 140-2 Level 2 validated – Support for secure management over unsecured networks through use of secure protocols (FIPS approved algorithm: HMAC, SHS, RSA, DRBG, AES, Triple-DES, CVL; Other algorithms: RSA, MD5, DES) based on FIPS 140-2 validated algorithms.
    • Eclipse cryptographic module (multi-chip standalone) meets the overall requirements applicable to Level 2 security of FIPS 140-2. Additionally,
      • Cryptographic module specification at level 3
      • Design assurance at level 3
    • Confirmation is available at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/STM/cmvp/documents/140-1/140val-all.htm, (Certificate #2869, March 2017)
  • FIP-197 certified (NIST validated) 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption for payload encryption (e.g. AES-128, AES-256, 3DES, DES) of communications and OAM traffic.
  • RADIUS capability and centralized AAA domain server support for user authentication to track all authorized and unauthorized user activity and points of entry
  • Four categories of access privileges to create any type of highly customized user profiles that are most appropriate for your network
  • Capability to disable all unsecured physical ports for each radio link to prevent unauthorized connections and system break-ins
  • Extensive track record with US federal agencies, departments and authorities
  • NTIA (SPS/IRAC) certifications
  • DoD JF-12 certification

Comprehensive Embedded Security in Microwave Networks White paper: Comprehensive Embedded Security in Microwave Networks
This paper talks about what's required for a high level of security for both microwave payload and management traffic.

Strong Security on Eclipse Packet Node Overview: Strong Security on Eclipse Packet Node
Even though microwave communications have some built-in security-like features such as scrambling, narrow beamwidth, proprietary airframe, coding and other factors, it is not very hard for them to be broken by those with the proper expertise. Some vendors even openly offer commercial microwave interception systems for “legitimate” monitoring. This and the growing sophistication and willingness of those attempting to break into wireless networks makes a high level of security for microwave more important than ever...

FIPS 140-2 Presentation: FIPS 140-2
This presentation explains the Federal Information Processsing Standard (FIPS) 140- 2. What is it and why should you care?

FIPS A Security Primer for a Wild Wireless World Technical paper: FIPS A Security Primer for a Wild Wireless World
A technical note on FIPS Security - What is it and why is it important?

Secure and Reliable Microwave Solutions Specialist Flyer: Secure and Reliable Microwave Solutions Specialist
With over 50 years of industry experience, Aviat Networks knows microwave transmission better than anyone, and now we are delivering the next generation of Mission Critical microwave networking solutions that bring together high performance radio transmission, advanced data networking and smart network evolution to all-IP.

What NERC/CIP Means for Your Microwave White paper: What NERC/CIP Means for Your Microwave
Cyber Security and Electric Utility Communications

Securing the Mobile Network White paper: Securing the Mobile Network
This white paper describes the burgeoning need for security in the mobile backhaul in terms of benefits to mobile network operators and society.

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