Rapidly Deploy Applications in Cross-Domain Environments

Organizations face difficult challenges when operating computer systems in multiple security domains. Among the most problematic is adding new applications that must communicate across domain boundaries.

The Unified Cross-Domain Management Office has approved only a limited number of high-assurance guards to allow one way information flow from an unclassified to a classified domain. They have approved even fewer that permit information to flow in both directions.

The approved guards have undergone a stringent technical evaluation to earn a certification for a specific communications protocol and security policy. The certification process is expensive, but the time required for certification is more important. No amount of increased funding can reduce the approval cycle. If an organization must add an application with a new protocol, it must restart the guard’s multi-year certification process.

CA Technologies has developed an innovative answer to this problem using CA API Gateway.