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A TACLANE (short for "Tactical FASTLANE" or Tactical Local Area Network Encryption) is a family of Inline Network Encryptors (INE) developed and manufactured by General Dynamics C4 Systems to meet the National Security Agency (NSA) requirements for High Assurance Internet Protocol Encryptor (HAIPE version 4.1 as of Nov 2013).
The TACLANE devices are Type 1, key-agile, In-line Network Encryptors that provide network communications security on Internet Protocol (IP) and Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM) networks for the individual user or for enclaves of users at the same security level. They are typically deployed in Department of Defense (DOD) tactical and strategic networks, government agencies and their contractors.
TACLANE may also refer to a new series of products, a mobile desktop solution known as the TACLANE Multibook.
TACLANEs allow users to communicate securely over legacy networks such as the Mobile Subscriber Equipment (MSE) packet network, Non-Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet), Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet), and emerging ATM networks. TACLANEs provide encryption for IP datagram traffic. ATM traffic and IP datagrams are encapsulated in ATM cells to support a variety of IP, ATM, and mixed network configurations. TACLANEs can be used to overlay a secure Virtual Private Network on top of existing public and/or private network infrastructures.