In an era where digital warfare and data security are paramount, SecureStrux leads the way in integrating the Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) for defense contractors and organizations. SIPRNet, the backbone of classified information exchange within the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and allied entities, demands meticulous attention to cybersecurity protocols and an in-depth understanding of its intricate architecture. With over ten years of technical expertise and experience, SecureStrux is uniquely positioned to help organizations navigate SIPRNet integration.

First Step for SIPRNet Integration: Onsite Discovery Assessment

The integration journey starts with an assessment to identify the facility’s current state versus outstanding requirements to start the process. This initial step is essential as it frames the whole network installation process. Our engineers and cybersecurity assessors perform an onsite walkthrough, gather information, and establish requirements to finalize a network design plan.

Mission Partner Connection (MPC) Approval & Circuit Order

SecureStrux Project Managers/SIPR SMEs work with our clients and their sponsor to establish sponsorship and draft initial documentation such as the Mission Partner Connection (MPC) Letter, Validation Memo, PowerPoint, and requirement for the circuit order. SIPRNet integration technical preparations include contract evaluation. This inclusion makes certain that key personnel are identified to support the effort.

SIPRNet Installation and Configuration Process

Installation and configuration of SIPRNet integration includes configuration of secured enclaves, and isolated network environments for improved security. It starts off by addressing the network infrastructure: hardware, software, and physical layout.

Our experts meticulously install and configure network components, ensuring they align with DISA’s compliance directives.

This process involves configuration and risk management support, including installation, configuration, system hardening and production of checklist in accordance with the DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG). Our RMF SME collaborate with the FSO, project manager, engineering team and the client’s FSO and ISSM to develop and submit the necessary documentation for ATO.

Risk Management Framework

Our RMF experts collaborate with the engineering team and the client’s ISSM to develop and submit the necessary documentation for ATO approval. The integration journey starts with a rigorous compliance audit, adhering to the Risk Management Framework (RMF) as prescribed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). This includes a thorough assessment of the existing infrastructure against DoD’s STIGs (Security Technical Implementation Guides) to identify vulnerabilities and establish a robust security posture.

Testing and Troubleshooting for Rigor and Resilience

After ATO approval, SecureStrux System and Network Engineers collaborate with the client and their selection of the Cybersecurity Service Provider (CSSP) to deploy Endpoint Security Solution (ESS) and Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS).

Post-installation, the network undergoes exhaustive testing, encompassing penetration testing and vulnerability assessments to ensure no security gaps. Troubleshooting is conducted with an emphasis on maintaining operational integrity and minimizing downtime, a critical factor for mission-critical defense communications.

SIPRNet Training and Empowerment: Building Cyber Resilient Teams

Empowering our clients through training is crucial to helping them become self-sufficient. SecureStrux SMEs provide over-the-shoulder training throughout the entire SIPRNet process.

Expert SIPRNet Integration with SecureStrux

SecureStrux employs a detailed, technical approach encompassing compliance, infrastructure, security protocols, installation precision, thorough testing, and continuous support. We ensure that SIPRNet integration is not just about secure communication, but about fortifying the digital defenses of our nation’s critical defense networks. For expert assistance in SIPRNet integration, contact SecureStrux.



As a cybersecurity firm with deep roots in the Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity community, we provide specialized services in the areas of compliance, vulnerability management, cybersecurity strategies, and engineering solutions. Since 2013, we’ve partnered with hundreds of organizations within and outside the DoD to understand and proactively manage their risk. Our strength within the DoD has allowed us to easily translate best practices to our clients in other industries including Energy, Manufacturing, Architecture, Education, and Aerospace.

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