Belkin Releases Secure KM Switch for Seamless Switching between Multiple Monitors and Networks Using Single Keyboard and Mouse

Top Quote Advanced Secure KM Switch and New Advanced Secure DVI-I KVM Switch Provide Superior Security and Data Protection for Government Agencies and Financial Markets. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) May 16, 2013 - Playa Vista, CA -- Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced the release of its Advanced Secure KM (Keyboard/Mouse) Switch and its Advanced 8 & 16-port Secure DVI-I KVM (Keyboard/Video/Mouse) Switches. Both product sets are designed for government agencies and financial markets that need to safely isolate networks and connected systems. The switches feature the same award-winning secure technology used in Belkin's Advanced Secure DVI KVM product family.

    United States intelligence leaders have stated that cyber attacks and cyber espionage have supplanted terrorism as the top security threat facing the country, and the annual economic loss from cyber attacks is estimated to be in the tens of billions of dollars[1]. This includes threats to private and classified data, critical infrastructure operation continuity and integrity, privacy of financial and healthcare institution information, safety of national utilities, and organizational reputation.

    Designed to thwart cyber attacks by reinforcing workstation security, Belkin's new switches are designed to provide the most advanced and secure commercially available KM and KVM technology in the market.

    Belkin's Advanced Secure KM Switch
    The Secure KM Switch offers secure switching between isolated networks with simple cursor movement. The user seamlessly transfers the keyboard and mouse controls from one computer to another by moving the cursor to a different monitor, instead of pressing a button on the switch. All computers remain active and viewable on their respective screens while the user is inputting on the selected computer. The KM Switch offers the user the same advantages of a trader switch, with the data protection of our Advanced Secure product line built into the design. The switch provides true data path isolation using unidirectional optical diodes, dedicated processors to prevent unintended data leakage between computers, non-reprogrammable custom firmware to prevent tampering with the KM Switch logic, and an end-to-end tamper-proof system.

    Belkin's Secure KM Switch features single, unbuffered, dedicated processors for each peripheral port, which allows users such as analysts to work simultaneously on multiple networks at different security levels. The switch is compatible with Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux platforms with USB support and will soon be validated to Common Criteria EAL4+.

    Other features of Belkin's Secure KM Switch include:

    Peripheral protection with USB device filtering
    No memory buffer
    Holographic tamper-evident labeling

    Belkin's Advanced Secure DVI-I KVM Switch
    The Advanced Secure 8 & 16-port DVI-I KVM Switches provide true data path isolation for workstations in a highly secure environment. The switches can be used to securely connect peripheral devices, including audio equipment and large high-resolution displays, and to switch quickly among multiple PCs and networks with a single keyboard, monitor, mouse, and smart-card reader. Like the Secure KM, it uses unidirectional data paths with optical diodes to prevent peripherals from being used to leak information from one computer system to another.

    Additional security features of Belkin's Advanced Secure DVI-I KVM Switch include:

    Display Security - Protected DDC/EDID emulation prevents software weaknesses that can cause data leakage while maintaining compatibility with the console display.

    End-to-End Tamper-proof System - A uni-body chassis design reduces entry points, and serialized holographic labels provide visual indication and prevention of external tampering.

    Enhanced Usability Features - Customizable color-coded ports-with labels that can be used to associate the port with the network-reduce user error. The port button also illuminates to indicate which computer the console is controlling.

    "One of the least understood and most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting attacks is the use of switching devices that allow government and civilian employees to switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop location. Firewall protection alone is not enough to deter sophisticated cyber threats," said Luis Artiz, director of product management, Business Division, Belkin International. "Our KM and KVM switches are designed to address cyber attacks that can unknowingly arise from within an agency as rigorously as those originating from outside sources."

    Belkin's Advanced Secure KM Switch and Advanced Secure DVI-I KVM Switch are now available through the company's network of authorized channel partners.

    Belkin delivers solutions to support the technology, security, and regulatory needs of government agencies, as well as every essential accessory and peripheral device to provide a complete, efficient, productive workstation that meets the demands of government use. For more information visit: Belkin Government.

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    About Belkin Business
    Belkin Business, a division of Belkin International, offers technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure and mobile environments. A proven technology leader for more than 30 years, organizations worldwide trust Belkin for its unwavering commitment to product quality, and expertise in creating solutions designed to address customer requirements in business, government and education. With a global supply chain and broad provider network, Belkin commands a purchasing power that delivers greater value and unparalleled execution advantages to customers. The company's line of commercial products are available through Belkin's global network of distributors and resellers. Headquartered in Playa Vista, California, the company is represented in more than 25 countries and can be found on the Web at http://www.belkinbusiness.com.

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    Danville, CA
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