PacStar IQ-Core End User Device Manager Provides Secure Management of Remote Worker Laptops

Date: Issue 120 - February 2023

Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division, a leading developer and supplier of advanced Modular Open Systems Approach (MOSA) communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced a new capability set to its PacStar IQ-Core Software suite of products. The new PacStar End User Device Manager (EUDM) provides setup, configuration, monitoring, and updating of user systems for remote Federal defense and civilian organization workers. PacStar EUDM manages networks that require a National Security Agency (NSA) Commercial Solutions for Classified (CSfC) approved solution for transmitting classified information over untrusted networks. The end user devices employ a highly secure real time operating system (RTOS) environment rated at Evaluation Assurance Level 6+ from INTEGRITY Global Security (IGS), a subsidiary of Green Hills Software.

PacStar EUDM can quickly bulk provision IGS secure laptops with a desired state configuration, including automatic creation and installation of certificates. It supports remote “over the air” updating, which eliminates the cost, time, and logistics incurred when a remote worker’s secure laptop must be physically returned (sometimes via diplomatic pouch) to a data center to update its critical software. PacStar EUDM extends the existing certificate and VPN management capabilities of PacStar IQ-Core Software, which simplifies the management of NSA CSfC solutions, significantly reduces equipment costs compared to Type 1 encryption hardware and enables U.S. Coalition Partner interoperability – all without using controlled cryptographic items (CCI).