Ensuring Secure Data Transfer: Diodes and Guards


In this globally interconnected world it is no longer possible for our people or our technologies to work in isolation. The need to gather and share data across oceans, battlefields, and offices rapidly and securely requires the most robust security solutions. Secure data transfer solutions must also be easy to implement, use and maintain whilst also being cost- effective. 

Any sophisticated network isolation solution should include multiple layers of defense to provide redundancy and enhanced monitoring of data flows. While software guards certainly present a higher theoretical risk than hardware diodes, their greater functionality and observed risk exposure make them a compelling argument for any sophisticated system. 

The following paper discusses the latest evolutions in software guard technology and how these systems not only provide the required - and expected! - security controls, but also increase operational capabilities.