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KSV-21
Enhanced Crypto Card - wanted item

KSV-21 Enhanced Crypto Card is a PCMCIA expansion card with cryptographic and key storage features for Secure Telephone Equipment (STE), originally made by SafeNet, but since produced by Raytheon in Waltham (Massachusetts, US), as the successor to the KOV-14 Fortezza Plus card.

The enhanced card offers a tamper-resistant reprogrammable – NSA Type 1 – cryptographic module, that is backward compatible with the KOV-14 Fortezza card, but adds new features, such as support for SCIP, Enhanced Firefly and NSA's 21st century Key Management Initiative.

The card can perform Type 1 encryption and hash operations at 80 Mbits/s. As of 2008, the older KOV-14 cards were being phased out and replaced by the KSV-21.
  

Specifications
  • High-performance real-time command set
  • Type-1 encryption
  • Compatible with Electronic Key Management
  • Downloadable and programmable firmware
  • 16-bit PCMCIA PC card interface
  • Tamper-resistant
  • Internal lithium battery (7-year minimum life)
  • Certified for all levels of classification
  • Multi Community of Interest (COI) support (see below)
Versions
  • KSV-21
    USA
  • KSV-22
    Canada
  • KSV-30
    Combined Communications Electronics Board (CCEB)
  • KSV-40
    NATO
  • SSV-50
    Coalition Partners
References
  1. Wikipedia, KSV-21
    Retrieved October 2019.
Documentation
  1. KSV-21 product leaflet
    Raytheon, February 2017.
Further information
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