How does rugged communication play a part in our national security?

Tactical communication networks

Today, we defend and support our nations critical networks with communication solutions designed to survive the harshest environments. Siemens RUGGEDCOM continues to set the standard for reliability with full featured connectivity to meet the market demands of the most important customer - the United States government. We understand the challenges of protecting crucial information, optimizing security in hostile environments and providing for shared, secure networks.

Products at their best when the environment around them is at its worst

Defense and Federal Capabilities

Designed to meet the most crucial requirements - from Federal Utility networks with software to Defense tactical applications, shipboard control networks, aviation platforms, mobile radar units and more.

Rugged communication that's dependable

The United States defense standard, often called a military standard, "MIL-STD", "MIL-SPEC", or (informally) "MilSpecs", is used to help achieve standardization objectives by the U.S. Department of Defense. The RUGGEDCOM M-Line family of rugged Ethernet switches are specifically designed to operate reliably in harsh military environments. Ideally suited for a number of military applications including Navy, Army, and Air Force, these products pass various MIL-STD certifications including MIL-S 901D (Shock), MIL-STD 167-1 (Vibration), MIL-STD 461E (EMI), and MIL-STD 810 (Temperature and Humidity).

 

RUGGEDCOM solutions provide a level of ruggedness and reliability that has set the standard for communications networks deployed in harsh environments.

RUGGEDCOM products offer:

  • Extreme temperature (-40°C to 85°C) immunity
  • IP67 rated ingress pollution protection allowing immersion in water
  • Zero-Packet-Loss™ technology for immunity to high levels of electromagnetic interference
  • Ehanced Parallel Redundancy Protocol to guarantee a path for critical data
A higher level of security

FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria Certified

Siemens RUGGEDCOM operating system industrial Ethernet switches meet the level of demand required in national security and infrastructure.

Siemens has achieved Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 validation for RUGGEDCOM's rugged operating system industrial Ethernet switches. RUGGEDCOM products have also received Common Criteria certificates for meeting the International Standard Organization’s (ISO) 15408 standard. Common Criteria Evaluation and Validation Scheme (CCEVS) is a U.S. government program administered by the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to evaluate security functionality of an information technology with conformance to the Common Criteria international standard.

 

The following list of industrial Ethernet switches currently have FIPS 140-2 and Common Criteria certification.

Layer 2 Compact Switches*
Root MLFG
FIPS certificate
CC certificate
RS900F
x
x
RS900GF
x
x
RS900GPF
 
x
RS940GF
x
x
M969F
x
x
 
Layer 2 Rack Switches*
Root MLFG
FIPS certificate
CC certificate
M2100F
x
x
RSG2100F
x
x
M2200F
x
x
RSG2200F
x
x
RSG2300F
 
x
RSG2300PF
 
x
RSG2488F
x
x
*Products subject to availability
Serial Device Servers*   
Root MLFG
FIPS certificate
CC certificate
RS400F
 
x
RS416F
x
x
RS416PF
 
x
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Products and services for rugged networks

The planning, design, and implementation of reliable and powerful communication networks demand both ability and technical knowledge. We are your skilled partner in helping ensure that your company-wide communications are designed to be future-proof.