Lantronix SecureBox SDS1100 and SDS2100 are the industry’s first and only device servers certified by NIST to securely connect, access, and transport data over government networks and the Internet

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Honeywell has selected Lantronix’s SecureBox SDS1100 to provide enterprise class security management and access control solutions that meet the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = “urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags” />U.S. government’s mandated Advanced Encryption Standards for high security installations.

The Honeywell Security Manager, a component of the Honeywell Enterprise Buildings Integrator suite, is designed to address the stringent requirements for secure data communications within networked devices at government facilities. The Lantronix SecureBox line of device servers and the Honeywell Security Manager are both available immediately.

According to a recent government mandate, AES certification is now required for security related data communications on government or government contractors’ networks, including all devices connected to those networks. Lantronix SecureBox SDS1100 and SDS2100 are the industry’s first and only device servers certified by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to meet Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) for ensuring secure data communication at AES encryption levels.

Incorporated directly into Honeywell’s Enterprise Buildings Integrator System (EBI), the SecureBox SDS1100 enables remote Honeywell security and access control devices to provide network communications at an advanced encryption level based on the FIPS 197 standard without requiring replacement of existing controllers.

“Honeywell is a leading provider of advanced security systems for government applications, so it was critical that we find a cost effective way to address the new AES-certification requirement for our customers” said Greg Turner, Director of Platforms at Honeywell.

“Based on our past experience with Lantronix, we had confidence the SecureBox device servers were the solution which could enable us to quickly meet that challenge. By incorporating them directly into our new products, we were able to accelerate the launch of our AES-certifiedEnterpriseBuilding Integrator suite to meet critical deadlines on several government projects.”

“Lantronix SecureBox products are the first, and currently the only AES-certified device servers available in the industry, and the response to them has been very strong since we launched them just two weeks ago,” said Marc Nussbaum, CEO of Lantronix.

“SecureBox is clearly addressing an important need for companies that provide networked security systems for government applications. We are particularly pleased to have been selected by Honeywell, and that our SecureBox enabled them to get the Honeywell Security Manager product to market so rapidly.”

The SecureBox SDS1100 and SDS2100 are single and dual port external device servers respectively, that incorporate Lantronix’s proven hardware, firmware and software utilities.

Key features include a 10/100 Fast Ethernet interface, a broad 9-30 vdc power input range, 128-256 bit FIPS-197 certified AES encryption, and lockdown security features in the firmware so the devices can be closed to all but encrypted communications.

Both products will also offer Secure Com Port Redirector software, providing a complete end-to-end encrypted solution for secure data communications. The SecureBox line is available now from Lantronix or through an authorized reseller.