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Overcoming the asymmetrical threat

For decades, the U.S. Military has maintained a technological superiority — described as an asymmetrical advantage — over adversaries. But IP-based architectures, virtualization, and cloud-based computing bring the risk of cyber-attacks and a need to plan for sustainment of operations in a denied environment.

The system of networks that warfighters rely on to gather, process, and disseminate information requires the analysis and configuration to sustain critical command, control, and warfighting functions when the network, communications systems, or power sustainment and distribution systems are rendered inoperable in a denied environment.

Combat a denied environment created with weaponized code

Handling the weaponization of code

The technology that improves interoperability can also increase risk as the communication code we rely on becomes a form of adversarial munition. Today’s network is also a weapons system, and as such, allies must formulate a strategy of sustained operations in a denied environment or under cyber-attack.

REDCOM’s strength and reputation is based on our ability to customize solutions and equipment across all levels of interoperability – from the cloud to analog – to meet the needs of warfighters operating in denied environments.

Sophisticated Simplicity approach to the denied environment

REDCOM’s approach: sophistication with simplicity

Consider the network as an environment that is multi-dimensional, visualize a three-level chessboard. In developing a multi-layer, depth-of-defense strategy, we are experts at leveraging new technology with legacy technology: the top level representing the IP world, the middle TDM, and analog at the lowest. Yet, all interoperable with security and redundancy. Command can identify the threats at each level, what resources are aligned at each level, and the connectivity and interoperability required to move from one layer to the next to sustain critical communications.

Built into each level is our expertise to minimize size, weight, and power at the tactical edge. As the market moves towards an environment dominated by commercially available cloud, all-IP networks and SDN, many suppliers have abandoned support and production of TDM and analog technologies. This can represent a significant strategic gap when the interoperability with legacy technology is at the core of the sustaining operations in D2CE. At REDCOM, we don’t see outdated, we see synergy in simplification. And we support it with a global response team at the ready.