Software Front-End Processor and Virtual Machines
Front-End Processors (FEPs) and gateways have been used traditionally to provide a standardized interface to the cryptographic device in the encryption of commands and decryption of telemetry from space vehicles. In the past, legacy cryptographic devices have been serial devices for both the transfer of commands or data and control and status of the device itself. This serial interface has required use of a dedicated hardware based FEPs/gateways running custom firmware. Newer cryptographic devices are IP-based, eliminating the requirement for serial cabling and allowing traditional network communications to the crypto. With the elimination of the serial interface, the FEP and gateway can become pure software solutions.
For our Software FEP and Software Gateway products, RT Logic has migrated our proven T501 FEP and T500GT algorithms into a pure software baseline.
- Small memory footprint allows for efficient use of system resources
- Supports virtualization environments, such as VMware vSphere™
- Eliminates dependencies on custom drivers, firmware, and hardware cards, promoting platform independence