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Secure HDMI/DisplayPort KVM Switches
2- and 4-port, secure, 4K/Ultra-HD HDMI and/or DisplayPort PPs 4.0 NIAP Common Criteria certified KVM switches with audio support and an optional dedicated CAC port
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Secure 2- and 4-port, 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches
with an optional dedicated CAC port, NIAP Common Criteria Protection Profile for Peripheral Sharing Device version 4.0 certified
Why Secure KVM Switch?
Traditional non-secure KVM switches offer centralized control of multiple computers, but offer no absolute isolation between them. This exposes systems to the possibility of malicious damage and disruption, and acquisition of sensitive data from one computer to another.
iPGARD's secure KVM switch is designed for use in secure defense and intelligence applications where sensitive data must be protected. The switch is NIAP PPs 4.0 certified and equipped with the highest security features that meet today's information assurance safe control standards. The switch prevents data leakage between computers that can run at different security levels, eliminating any potential cyber threat.
Each model is equipped with internal anti-tamper switches, which sense attempts to open the device enclosure. Once the system identifies such an attempt, all the front panel LEDs will flash rapidly and the unit will become useless by shutting off connection with all attached PCs and peripherals disabling any functionality. The unit's enclosure is also protected with a tamper-evident seal to provide a visual evidence if the unit has been opened.
Ultra-Secure KVM Switching
iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches optionally feature a dedicated CAC port and support 4K (3840x2160 @ 60Hz) resolution video. iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches allow users to control KVM (keyboard, video and mouse) operation on two or four computers with HDMI or DisplayPort* video. They feature mechanical, electrical and optical signal isolation to prevent hacking and data leakage in environments where security is paramount. The units' controller has a special protection feature that prevents reprogramming or reading the firmware.
With iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches, all data relays are controlled by inverted signals, shielding connections from outside intrusion by forcing them each to work one at a time. Each port uses its own isolated data channel and each unit features non-reprogrammable ROM to better protect the switch's functions. Better yet, iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches offer the highest security when accessing classified and public networks over the Internet through these isolated connections. By isolating connections between networks, iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches ensure no data is leaked between secure ports and the outside world.
iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches have clearly marked front-panel buttons for controlling the devices, so securely switching between sources is always simple. For high-grade secure switching made easy, look no further than iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches.
Optional CAC Support
iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches optionally support CAC devices such as smart-card and biometric readers, bolstering security when using the device. However, iPGARD takes CAC security even further, allowing users to assign specific peripheral devices to the switches's CAC port. Once a peripheral device has been registered by an authenticated admin, users can then switch the connection between that device and the PC's along with KVM switching.
Keyboard and Mouse Emulation
The secure KVM switches emulate (simulate) the presence of a keyboard and mouse for every attached computer through a USB cable. Both selected and non-selected computers maintain a constant connection with the unit's keyboard-mouse emulation controllers, allowing for ultra-fast switching and restricting discovery of newly connected peripherals during switching operations. Emulation of keyboard and mouse also prevents direct connection between the peripherals and the connected computers, shielding systems from potential vulnerabilities. Opto-isolators are used in the unit to keep USB data paths electrically isolated from each other, providing high isolation and preventing data leakage between ports.
Secure EDID Learn and Video Emulation
iPGARD secure 4K HDMI and/or DisplayPort* KVM switches simulate a generic EDID as default, allowing it to operate most of the connected monitors. Both selected and non-selected computers maintain a constant connection with the unit's video and EDID emulation controllers, allowing for ultra-fast switching and restricting discovery of newly connected monitors during switching operations. Upon activating the KVM switch, the unit will quickly and automatically learn new EDID for specific monitors. The unit prevents unwanted and unsecure data from getting transmitted between the computers and the display.
SA-HDN-2S: 2 ports
SA-HDN-2S-P: 2 ports; CAC
SA-HDN-4S: 4 ports
SA-HDN-4S-P: 4 ports; CAC
1) Each connected computer's video interface may be either HDMI or DisplayPort.
2) One computer may use an HDMI video connection to the switch while another computer may use a DisplayPort video connection.
3) Only one video connection per computer is supported.
4) Connected monitor may have either HDMI or DisplayPort video connection.
5) Only one video connection to one monitor is supported.