FASTLANE (KG-75)

PROG/PROJ ELEMENT: 33401N



Description | Characteristics | Life Cycle Support | Life Cycle Documentation |
Repair | POC| Acquisition Authority | Contract Information | Unit Price

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

NSA's FASTLANE Release 3 Certification

SECURE DATA NETWORK SYSTEM UNIVERSAL CHANGEOVER

(U) FASTLANE NEWSLETTER FOR USERS May 2001

DESCRIPTION/FUNCTION


The FASTLANE (KG-75) encryptor provides high-speed, transparent, low-latency security services for multimedia applications across both local and wide area asynchronous transfer mode (ATM) networks. FASTLANE provides an effective solution because of its ability to take advantage of ATM's bandwidth-on-demand services.

FASTLANE supports a variety of communication modes with flexibility and robust key management. It provides authentication plus end-to-end protection of user information at all levels up to TOP SECRET/sensitive compartmented information (SCI).

The encryptor supports point-to-point and point-to-multipoint (multicast) communications, switched and permanent virtual circuits, simplex and duplex communications.

Its support includes up to 4,094 simultaneous, cryptographically isolated ATM connections. For each connection, FASTLANE dynamically generates the traffic keys. This approach, isolating the connections and using different keys for each connection, gives you greater security than a bulk encryptor's single key for all connections.

During those phases when the FASTLANE is not operational the user crypto-ignition key (CIK) can be removed. With the key removed, FASTLANE reverts to an unclassified/ CCI (controlled COMSEC item).

A FASTLANE may support an individual user or can be shared by a local area network (LAN) or multi-user computer-based group. FASTLANE is rekeyed using the AN/CYZ-10. FASTLANEs are interoperable with KG-175 (TACLANE) in the ATM mode. FASTLANE Release 1 is classified SECRET when unkeyed. FASTLANE Releases 2 and 3 are UNCLASSIFIED CCI when unkeyed. When the FASTLANE is keyed, its classification equals that of the key installed.

CHARACTERISTICS


All FASTLANE Release 1 and Release 2 units should be upgraded to Release 3.0. Release 3 units and Release 3 upgrade kits are year 2000 compliant and are delivering at this time. FASTLANE upgrades are still available and users should contact NSA or INE Coordinator for information. NSA will not support FASTLANE Release 1.0 and 2.0 after this calendar year.

Physical Characteristics
Equipment Height (in) Width (in) Depth (in) Weight (lb)
KG-75 Desktop 3.5 17.5 17.5 35

Data Rate:   DS-1 (1.54Mbps), DS-3 (45 Mbps), OC-3 (155 Mbps), OC-12 (622 Mbps)

                    Note: Higher data rates (OC-48) should be available starting in CY01.

Power:   110/220 Vac, 75W

Environment:   10C to 30C", Fixed Plant, Ground Benign

Battery:   Lithium sized, 3.6 V (Manufacture: Saft America, San Diego, CA, Part# L533600-BA, NSN 6135-01-463-2245)

MTBF:   10,000+ hours (25C, ground benign, Bellcore model not MIL-SPEC)

LIFE CYCLE SUPPORT



LIFE CYCLE DOCUMENTATION



REPAIR



Crypto Repair Facility (CRF)

East Coast:  Contact CRF - Norfolk Naval Shipyard
          Commercial (757) 396-5395/6
          DSN 961-5395/6

West Coast: Contact CRF - Naval Station San Diego
          Commercial (619) 556-6175/8, 1886
          DSN 526-6175/8, 1886

POINTS OF CONTACT


SPAWARSYSCEN San Diego In-Line Network (INE) Coordinator: D872
Email Address: dugancw@spawar.navy.mil
Commercial Telephone (619) 553-9430
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 553-9430

SPAWARSYSCEN Charleston ISEA: Code 752KS
Commercial Telephone (843) 218-4471
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 588-4471

Navy Information Systems Security (INFOSEC)
Technical Assistance Center 1 (800) 304-4636

SPAWARSYSCOM INE Program Manager: PMW 161-2B
Commercial Telephone (619) 524-7886
Defense Switched Network (DSN) 524-7886

ACQUISITION CATEGORY/AUTHORITY


Non-ACAT; commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) module.

CONTRACT INFORMATION


Procuring Agency: National Security Agency (NSA)
Manufacturer: General Dynamics Communication Systems (GD-CS)

UNIT PRICE


FASTLANE Release 3 Revised Price List (IDIQ Contract)


Administration provided by the
SPAWAR Systems Center
in Charleston, South Carolina, USA.
itac@infosec.navy.mil