The CS1184 is NIAP-certified and passed the Evaluation Assurance Level 2 (EAL2+) requirements for Peripheral Sharing Switch (PSS) for Human Interface Devices (HIDs) Protection Profile v2.1, satisfying the latest security requisites set by the U.S. Department of Defense for peripheral switches. Compliance ensures maximum information security while sharing a single set of HIDs (keyboards, mouse, speakers, etc.) between multiple computers. Conformity with Protection Profile v2.1 certifies that other USB peripherals cannot be connected to the console ports of the CS1184, and that only a keyboard and mouse are accommodated, therefore providing high-level security, protection and safekeeping of data.
Hardware security includes tamper-evident tape, chassis intrusion detection, and tamper-proof hardware, while software security includes restricted USB connectivity — non HIDs (Human Interface Devices) are ignored when switching — an isolated channel per port that makes it impossible for data to be transferred between secure and unsecure computers, and automatic clearing of the keyboard buffer.
By combining physical security with controlled USB connectivity, the CS1184 gives you the means to consolidate multiple workstations of various security classification levels with one keyboard, monitor and mouse (KVM) console.
Note: 1. The National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) is a United States government initiative to meet the security testing needs of IT consumers and manufacturers. It is operated by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
4-port USB DVI Dual-Link Secure KVM Switch
Port selection via Pushbutton only (OSD, hotkey methods are not allowed) to enhance security
One USB console controls 4 secure computers
NIAP-certified — validated to Common Criteria EAL2+ security requirements
Restricted USB connectivity — non HIDs (Human Interface Devices) are ignored when switching
Isolated channel per port — makes it impossible for data to be transferred between computers
Tamper-evident tape – provides a visual indication of any attempt to gain access to the switch’s internal components
Chassis intrusion detection — if the cover is removed from the switch, the unit becomes inoperable and the LEDs flash
Tamper-proof hardware — all integrated circuits are soldered directly to the circuit board to prevent tampering with the components
Non-reprogrammable ROM — prevents tampering and attempts to reprogram the switch’s firmware
Clears keyboard buffer — keyboard data is automatically cleared after transmission to the switch
Video DynaSync™ — stores the console monitor’s EDID (Extended Display Identification Data) to optimize display resolution
Multiplatform support — Windows, Linux, Mac, and Sun
Superior video quality — 2560 x 1600 (DVI Dual Link); 1920 x 1200 (DVI Single Link) and 2048 x 1536 (DVI-A)
Rugged metal enclosure
Built-in internal power
2. The CS1184 additionally satisfies Evaluation Assurance Level 2+ (EAL2+) requirements for Peripheral Sharing Switch (PSS) for Human Interface Devices Protection Profile v2.1