To address enterprise network security and information sharing needs unique to federal government agencies, different solutions have been developed, including hardware-based data Diodes and software-based Guards. Regulations such as Raise The Bar (RTB) and GDPR have dictated the need to include hardware-based data separation and require a solution that provides one-directional data flow.
Data Diodes check this regulatory box. But while they control the direction of data transfer and also offer some security assurances, they don’t inspect the content. Thus, a comprehensive security posture that supports the need for collaboration must also incorporate Guards, which ensure that only permissible data is moved—and only in the prescribed manner. That’s where Guards can join forces with Diodes to not only prevent data from flowing in the wrong direction but also to perform deep inspection on that information.
Join Bryan Skelton, Senior Account Executive, Forcepoint Federal as he discusses: