Security Solutions to Enable Your Organization’s Success

Multilevel Security

Multilevel, or Multi-Level, Security (MLS) is an approach to cybersecurity that calls for the physical separation of different networks — typically based on classification or sensitivity level — to protect an organization’s data. MLS originated in the defense and intelligence communities. Needing to secure data of varying degrees of sensitivity, these communities based their network segmentation model on their data classification schemes. This was a great model for security, but not always the most user-friendly or cost-effective.

For many years, the commercial world has taken quite a different approach to designing networks, deciding to keep them as commingled as possible. The aim has been to increase connectivity and usability while reducing costs.

Forcepoint™'s multilevel solutions were developed to deliver the best of both worlds, maintaining the high degree of security required by defense and intelligence customers while providing a more user-friendly and cost-effective environment.

For example, our Trusted Thin Client® is a Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (COTS) solution that gives authorized users immediate, secure and simultaneous access to any number of permitted, virtualized networks through a single end point device (either a thin client or an application on a desktop computer or laptop). From this single device, personnel communicate and collaborate on all allowable networks, enabling them to carry out their critical tasks with maximum efficiency. Users no longer need multiple machines or cumbersome switching mechanisms to access vital data in a completely secured environment, with each network protected “in its own universe.”

Getting “Faster, Smarter, Better” through Protected Information Sharing

Intelligence officers, analysts, commanders and warfighters use secure MLS technologies to access and transfer files and documents at speeds previously unimagined. Security now works in their favor: They are able to collaborate when and where they need to, without onerous logistical barriers. That translates to better mission decisions in real time and faster innovation  — all with less hardware and overhead.

Find out more about how our Multilevel Security solutions can enable your organization’s success: