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IOGEAR Releases 2 and 4-Port NIAP-CERTIFIED Secure KVM Switches [10-25-2011]

The NIAP-CERTIFIED switches provide secure access to and control of sensitive data on up to four computers, even when they’re on separate networks.

Foothills Ranch, Calif. - October 25, 2011 - IOGEAR, a leader in convergence through connectivity, announces two new KVM switches that allow one USB keyboard, mouse and monitor to control up to four computers with security features approved for sensitive government and military installations. The 2 and 4 Port USB DVI Dual-Link Secure KVM Switches (GCS1212TAA, GCS1214TAA) are NIAP-CERTIFIED* - Validated to Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2+) requirements for Peripheral Sharing Switch (PSS) for Human Interface Devices Protection Profile v2.1.

Data protection is critical to government, military and even some commercial sectors. By combining physical security measures with controlled USB connectivity, the new IOGEAR switches consolidate multiple workstations of various security classification levels with one keyboard, monitor and mouse (KVM) console, adding efficiency and security, while eliminating the threat of data leaks or breaches from computer peripherals. Important security-enhancing features of the new KVM products include:

  • Port selection via pushbutton only - OSD, hotkey methods are not allowed
  • Isolated channel per port - Makes it impossible for data to be transferred between computers
  • Tamper-evident tape - Provides a visual indication of any attempt to gain access to the switch's internal components
  • Chassis intrusion detection - If the cover is removed from the switch, the unit becomes inoperable and the LEDs flash
  • Tamper-proof hardware - All integrated circuits are soldered directly to the circuit board to prevent tampering with the components
  • Non-reprogrammable ROM - Prevents tampering and attempts to reprogram the switch's firmware
  • Clears keyboard buffer - Keyboard data is automatically cleared after transmission to the switch

In addition to security, IOGEAR's Dual-Link DVI Secure KVM Switches provide superior video quality, supporting 2560 x 1600 (DVI Dual-Link), 1920 x 1200 (DVI Single Link) and 2048 x 1536 (DVI-A) from a rugged metal enclosure with a built-in internal power supply. Speaker and microphone support are standard on both models as is support for platforms including Windows 2000 / XP / Vista, Linux, Mac, and Sun Solaris.

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*The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is a United States government initiative to meet the security testing needs of IT consumers and manufacturers. It is operated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

IOGEAR, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, Calif., manufactures innovative Home Electronics and Information Technology solutions that enable convergence through connectivity. Founded in 1999, the company develops products that help integrate technologies, share resources, decrease clutter and energy consumption, and reduce electronic waste. IOGEAR distributes throughout North and South America, Europe and Asia.

The company emphasizes the conservation of natural resources to both employees and customers through its GREEN initiatives program and "Road to a Million Trees" campaign. In partnership with Trees for the Future, one tree is planted for every product purchased on the IOGEAR site or through an IOGEAR GREEN initiative partner.

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