Government agencies are being challenged to provide their employees and the citizens they serve with cost effective,
high-speed access to online information and resources. For today’s agencies, high quality video, collaboration, social
media, VoIP, and multimedia applications have become mission critical services. These applications have placed
unprecedented bandwidth and control demands on existing networks. The increasingly rapid deployment of wireless access,
datacenter virtualization, and the mandated adoption of Cloud Computing have further complicated network management and
control. For federal government agencies, the challenge is determining how to deliver seamless, always-on access to these
mission critical services across both the wired and wireless edges of the network. Agencies need to deliver access from
laptops, tablets, smartphones and other types of devices, at any time, from any place and from anywhere, while at the
same time maximizing efficiencies and cost savings across all areas of the network infrastructure.
Enterasys provides a rich set of networking solutions that allow federal government agencies to meet not only today’s
needs, but also to be prepared for future demands. Enterasys OneFabric is one network environment delivering one network
experience to users, regardless of how they connect to the network.
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By offering “single-pane-of-glass” management, OneFabric provides agency IT departments with the tools they need for
predictive end-to-end visibility that ensures application delivery and performance. With Enterasys OneFabric, agencies
are able to collapse their wired and wireless edge, distribution and core networks, and their data centers into one
centrally-managed fabric for increased network visibility, security and reliability, and provide better mission critical
Enterasys maintains an active product certification and evaluation program for government customers to ensure that the
products they use will perform as expected and work with existing infrastructure.
There are several certification standards and organizations including:
UC APL certification is required for all Department of Defense (DoD) agencies to deploy voice solutions that
connect to the Defense Switch Network (DSN).
We are UC-APL certified for the following product lines: Enterasys
modular switching lines, as well as the
C-Series stackable switches.
Common Criteria is an internationally recognized methodology for security evaluation and certification that is
sanctioned by the International Standards Organization (ISO).
Enterasys Network Access Control (also known as NetSight)
and Enterasys Intrusion Prevention System
(also known as Dragon) are certified under Common Criteria as having federal certifications.
U.S. Government IPv6 (USGv6) Profile and subsequent testing program resulted from the directive to the National Institute
of Standards and Technology (NIST) to develop the technical infrastructure necessary to support wide scale adoption of IPv6 in
the US Government (USG).
The Enterasys S-Series and
K-Series switch/routers have
achieved IPv6 certification under both International (IPv6 Ready Logo) and U.S. Government (USGv6) programs. The Department
of Defense, federal agencies, and civilian IT installations will be able to confidently deploy Enterasys’ flow-based switches
and OneFabric architecture knowing they will comply with acquisition regulations, meet IPv6 adoption directives and allow the
network to transition securely to IPv6.
FIPS 140 ensures proper implementation of cryptographic algorithms and handling of cryptographic keys.
Enterasys is pursuing UC, Common Criteria and FIPS certifications for the Enterasys Wireless
product line, which would allow DoD organizations to take advantage of the benefits of a unified management experience across a wired
and wireless Enterasys infrastructure without having to sacrifice security or functionality.