What is SIPRNet and Why is it Important for National Defense?
SIPRNet is a system of computer networks used by the Department of Defense and the Department of State to share, transmit and store classified information. It supports HTML document access, email, and file transfer across digital lines without directly interacting with public, unprotected Internet systems, thus serving as a classified version of the Internet that most civilians are familiar with.
The volume of information created on and transmitted through military networks prompted a transformation from previous communication standards to more modern infrastructure. SIPRNet replaced the dated DSNET1 portion of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) to handle SECRET information. Controlled by stringent security regulations, SIPRNet was a way for these organizations to share information in a way that was familiar: through shared markup documents, emails, and other files that were accessible via protected workstations and software. Likewise, and defense contractor accessing this information would have to follow rigorous compliance audits to connect and handle the classified information contained within.
Modern military and defense threats call for data and intelligence, and both need to be readily communicable and available to U.S. interests around the world. Fortunately, we already have a model for an information network that fits this need: the Internet. Unfortunately, the Internet is public and unsecured and unfit for the demands of military intelligence.
Secure and Managed SIPRNet Enclaves from SecureStrux
SIPRNet implementation isn’t a simple process. Installing, configuring, and managing SIPRNet connectivity calls for an expert understanding of security and compliance regulations across multiple documents and agencies as well as continuing education on how those regulations evolve over time. That’s not including the regular monitoring required to help with necessary practices like risk assessment, configuration upgrades, employee training, and interoperability with other systems.
We understand the requirements to obtain and maintain SIPRNet enclave connectivity while ensuring long-term, sustainable security. Our team members are DISA-trained Team Leads and Reviewers. Incorporating this additional CCRI experience and knowledge into all our activities provides unparalleled value to our engagements and outcomes. This unique blend of knowledge enables us to engineer SIPRNet solutions that meet various Department of Defense (DoD) requirements from day one, reduce the costs of having additional technical reviews following enclave completion, and ensure you receive your SIPRNet Authorization to Operate (ATO) and Approval to Connect (ATC).
Simplify your path to a connected SIPRNet by working with SecureStrux. From the start of the process until you receive your circuit approval, our team of experienced SIPRNet consultants will guide your team through the entire process. Contact us today to learn more about or managed SIPRNet Enclave support services.
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