Mercury Systems Introduces the First Secure Rackmount Server for the Defense Market
New line of rugged servers ideal for mission, sensor processing and cybersecurity applications
Building on its secure high-performance processing commercial technologies, Mercury Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mrcy.com) introduced the first rackmount secure server available for the defense market today at the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. These ATX-class servers are designed to drive the most powerful mission processing, sensor processing and cybersecurity applications, addressing the defense market’s need for affordable and trusted solutions to protecting mission-critical functions.
Mercury secure servers are designed and made in the USA, using trusted devices from managed supply chains by US-based employees working in domestic secure facilities. With security and ruggedness built in, they are ideally suited for next-generation command and control, battle management processing and sensor processing applications requiring system integrity.
“Mercury’s secure servers are made from devices sourced from trusted supply chains and the servers themselves have extended service lives and greater levels of ruggedness for military applications,” said Shaun McQuaid, Mercury’s Director of Product Management. “These servers have extensible security and reliable ruggedness built right into them. High-performance mission and sensor processing has never been better supported.”
The servers support the DoD’s 5200.44 directive, enabling the protection of mission critical functions to achieve trusted systems and networks. Additionally, they are manufactured using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) processors, memory and peripherals, preserving commodity affordability while incorporating design and packaging that meets Mercury’s DoD customers’ security and ruggedness requirements. Chassis configurations may be commercial or ruggedized as required.
Mercury’s proven third generation of secure building blocks are trusted to protect the most sensitive customer program information. These building blocks are an adaptable security platform that provide the foundation for customer personalization and innovation. The extensible nature of this security approach enables these secure servers to be easily upgraded with the latest technology advancements, for built-in future proofing. Mercury continuously updates countermeasures to offset emerging threats and makes these available to customers via firmware updates.
Mercury’s portfolio of secure servers run trusted Mercury-coded hardened BIOSs and firmware on Intel® Xeon® server-class processors, allowing customers to easily upgrade as new processors are introduced. An open architecture middleware framework enables customers to easily port their applications to refreshed hardware, thereby preserving their software investment. Configuration options include pre-integrated secure hypervisors and SSD storage, third party component hardening and commercial or rugged packaging configurations.
“These open systems architecture (OSA) secure servers are application-ready and especially appropriate for technology refreshes,” added McQuaid. “This creates an extremely low-risk adoption proposition for new or refreshed applications requiring robust system integrity. The servers can be seamlessly “dropped-in” to existing infrastructures as secure and trusted replacements for commercial servers with the same QPI/SMP processing capabilities – there are no processing compromises.”
The Company’s managed and trusted supply chains, robust enterprise security posture and secure manufacturing facilities complement the built-in system security, making Mercury servers not only the most secure, but also the most trusted available, especially for customer export release requirements. Its technology portfolio of agnostic military packaging and security approaches is the most proven and contemporary in the industry and is eminently scalable across 3U/6U OpenVPX™, AdvancedTCA®, ATX and rackmount architectures.
Mercury Systems – Innovation That Matters™
Mercury Systems (NASDAQ:MRCY) is a leading commercial provider of secure processing subsystems designed and made in the USA. Optimized for customer and mission success, Mercury’s solutions power a wide variety of critical defense and intelligence programs. Headquartered in Chelmsford, Mass., Mercury is pioneering a next-generation defense electronics business model specifically designed to meet the industry’s current and emerging technology needs. To learn more, visit www.mrcy.com.
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