Tag Archives: IEG

How do you evaluate an Information Exchange Gateway solution?

8 Sep

How do you evaluate an Information Exchange Gateway solution? I’ve blogged previously on Cyber Matters about how Information Exchange Gateways (IEGs) need to be built in a flexible manner to meet a variety of customer requirements. The other big question from potential customers is how do they know that they can trust a solution? Continue reading

Flexibility should come as standard in Information Exchange Gateways

19 May

In my role as a Solution Architect regular readers of this blog will know that this year I’ve been heavily involved in Information Exchange Gateways. I was recently over in Brussels at the European Defence Agency (EDA) headquarters to deliver a final presentation on the IEG work we have done for them. Possibly the biggest challenge that came up in the meeting was around the flexibility required in enabling secure information exchange. Continue reading

Deploying Information Exchange Gateway solutions

24 Mar

With the current interest in Information Exchange Gateways (IEGs), I wanted to update you on the work that we have been doing with the European Defence Agency over the last year or so. Continue reading

Lean Services

5 Mar

Lean Services is a buzz phrase I have been increasingly hearing in secure information exchange circles recently. But what is actually meant by Lean Services? Continue reading

Building an Information Exchange Gateway

10 Feb

In my last blog post I looked at what Information Exchange Gateways (IEGs) were and why they were so popular at the moment. In this post I will look at how you go about putting together a solution to solve the problem. Continue reading

An introduction to Information Exchange Gateways

19 Jan

Today marks the beginning of an exciting week for me. I am on site at one of our major clients installing an Information Exchange Gateway demonstrator that I’ve been working on for the last few months. Over that time I’ve seen a growing amount of interest in Information Exchange Gateways (IEGs) from various military organisations, so I decided that it was the right time to start a mini series of blog articles on the topic. Continue reading

The Insecurity of the Internet of Things

25 Nov

The Internet of things is a hot topic at the moment.

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Diodes are Diodes, Guards are Guards

15 Sep

Over the last 3-5 years Data Diodes have grown in popularity as a solution for moving data between isolated networks. With this has come creative marketing to leverage the term ‘Diode’ for solutions that are anything but.

Let’s just take a few moments to revise some of the fundamental modes of secure information exchange.

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What is the difference between a Guard and a Gateway?

13 Aug

Guards and gateways are full application layer proxies that connect to two or more networks.  They accept data passed on an inbound network interface, ‘process it’, and then pass data to the outbound network interface.   The difference between the two is in the ‘process it’ step.
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