PacStar 451 with Juniper vSRX Virtual Firewall Approved for U.S. Government Classified Use

PacStar 451 with Juniper vSRX Virtual Firewall Approved for U.S. Government Classified Use
Collaboration between PacStar and Juniper Networks marks the first tactical IPS to be included on the NSA CSfC Components list


September 30, 2020 - PacStar®, a leading developer and supplier of advanced communications solutions for the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), today announced that PacStar 451 integrated with the vSRX Virtual Firewall from Juniper Networks, a leader in secure, AI-driven networks, has been added to the National Security Agency (NSA) component list for use in NSA CSfC (Commercial Solutions for Classified) solutions. This combined solution delivers a complete virtual firewall solution, including advanced security, robust networking and automated virtual machine lifecycle management capabilities for tactical applications, enabling security specialists to deploy and scale firewall protection in highly dynamic environments.

“PacStar 451 with Juniper vSRX Virtual Firewall joins the comprehensive suite of technologies available with PacStar 400-Series modules eligible for use in CSfC solutions,” said Peggy J. Miller, CEO of PacStar. “We are proud to be working with Juniper Networks to add another solution to our list of CSfC offerings and to deliver small form factor, rugged and high-performance security solutions for deployed, tactical and expeditionary use.”

The combined PacStar 451 with the Juniper vSRX boasts comprehensive security features, including:

  • Virtual firewall with L4-L7 advanced security services
  • UTM capabilities including antivirus, web filtering, content filtering and anti-spam
  • Intrusion Prevention System (IPS) with zero-day protection, protocol decoding and packet capture
  • Application visibility and control
  • Advanced Threat Protection including cloud-based deep inspection, threat feeds and encrypted traffic analysis
  • IPsec VPN Gateway and extensive networking and routing features
  • Unified management and open APIs

“The joint PacStar/Juniper Networks solution extends the reach of our Juniper Connected Security solution to our DoD and IC customers. The joint solution provides a flexible, robust, certified and secure CSfC solution that integrates seamlessly within existing DoD and IC networks,” said Gregory Bourdelais, Juniper Networks DoD Director of Sales.

PacStar 451 with Juniper vSRX is eligible to be used as Stateful Traffic Filter Firewall, VPN Gateway and IPS components in CSfC solutions. In addition, the solution also completed the NIST FIPS-140-2 Cryptographic Module Validation Program (CMVP) and NIAP Common Criteria Validation.


About PacStar

PacStar is a leading provider of advanced communications solutions for a wide range of military, intelligence and commercial applications.  PacStar created and manufactures its COTS-based rugged, small form factor expeditionary and mobile communications systems.  Separately, it developed integrated, network communications management software, IQ-Core® Software, for the military, federal, state/local government and emergency responder markets. The company’s patented IQ-Core Software, hardware technology and integrated solutions provide secure, command, control and communications systems, particularly in remote or infrastructure starved areas. In addition, PacStar’s communications systems are ideally suited for commercial/industrial organizations with mission-critical field communications requirements.

John Wranovics

John Wranovics

Director of Public Relations

John Wranovics has over thirty years of experience in managing media relations and the promotion of high technology products. He has been with Curtiss-Wright since 2003. He has a degree in English Literature from the University of California, Berkeley.