BAE Systems Announced the Successful Demonstration of Its XTS® Guard 5 at EC-18

FARNBOROUGH, the UK ( – BAE Systems announced on 16th October 2018 that its innovative software XTS® Guard 5 that ensures secure sharing between networks of various security classifications and sections and brings numerous advantages to military intelligence organizations for multi-INT source data transfers was successfully demonstrated through sharing of secure information between government agencies and networks at the recent Enterprise Challenge, referred to as the EC-18, learned

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Kevin Malone, Vice President of Analytics Systems at BAE Systems, commented, “Our expertise in developing technologies that quickly exploit massive amounts of data has allowed us to a product that brings numerous advantages to U.S. military intelligence organizations to securely transfer data from multiple sources. The EC-18 demo proved XTS Guard 5’s readiness to deliver operational success for a number of agencies.”

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EC-18 is an annual exercise allowing Department of Defence agencies, as well as international partners to demonstrate information sharing across disparate networks before deployment. The sponsor of the EC-18 is the Office of the Under Secretary of Defence.

During the demonstration, the XTS® Guard 5 was equipped with the Geospatial eXploitation Products™ (GXP) of BAE Systems and successfully showed its ability to provide U.S. intelligence organizations with access to geospatial imagery and data from BAE Systems’ GXP Platform and ensure secure sharing between networks of various security sections and classifications. The XTS Guard 5 demo at EC-18 proved the effective transfer of multiple data types in near-real time, including email, attachments, and chat.

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XTS Guard 5 ensures cross-domain search functionality when an intelligence organization accesses geospatial imagery and data from the GXP Platform of BAE Systems. It breaks down information stovepipes and secure the existing boundaries, by providing a bridge between security domains to allow intelligence analysts to gather information much more quickly and easily. This reduces analysts’ time, lowers operating costs, and decision makers are able to act more quickly.

The software is additionally improved by SMARTXD of Sterling Computers. This is a component of crucial importance for the purposes of securing multi-domain information sharing within an organization. Thanks to that component existing customer applications become multi-domain enabled, share releasable data across security domains, including coalition partners. The latter capability has been successfully demonstrated during the last three Enterprise Challenge events.

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Source: BAE Systems