UNS Network Attached Storage for Unattended Operations

Network Attached Storage for Unattended Operations

UNS – Unattended Network Storage is a rugged network attached storage (NAS) system that supports industry-standard network storage protocols (NFS, CIFS, iSCSI, HTTP, and FTP) through four 10 GbE and eight 1 GbE ports. Trusted to protect critical data-at-rest (DAR), the UNS incorporates Top Secret/ Sensitive Compartmented Information (TS/SCI) encryption for unattended applications. With a 32 TB Removable Storage Module (RSM), the UNS is a leader in protecting classified DAR for transport between a base station and aircraft or other mobile vehicles. With no moving parts or air-pressure dependent components, it tolerates a broad range of harsh conditions. Additionally, it supports the Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) and Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) in order to serve boot files for network clients, allowing designers to eliminate redundant storage on the clients. 

It incorporates the ProtecD@R® Multi-Platform Encryptor (KG-204) from General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS). In order to maintain a high system throughput, it has been designed to accommodate two KG-204 encryptors behind a secured panel. The incoming data is encrypted and then stored on the RSM. 

The ProtectD@R Multi-Platform is the first Data-at-Rest encryptor planned to be certified for unattended operations. This feature allow for the encryptor to protect data while in unmanned environments such as unmanned underwater vehicles (UUV) or unmanned air vehicles (UAV).