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The KOV-14 Fortezza Plus is a US National Security Agency-approved PC card which provides encryption functions and key storage to the Secure Terminal Equipment and other devices.[1] It is a tamper-resistant module based on the Mykotronx Krypton chip, including all of the cryptographic functionality of the original Fortezza card plus the Type 1 algorithms/protocols BATON and Firefly, the SDNS signature algorithm, and the STU-III protocol. It was developed by Mykotronx as part of the NSA's MISSI program. As of 2008, the KOV-14 is beginning to be phased out and replaced by the backwards compatible KSV-21 PC card. [2]


  1. ^ "Department of Defense Awards Enhanced Crypto Card Development Contract to SafeNet". Business Wire. 2005-03-14. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  2. ^ Information Technology Department of the National Nuclear Security Administration. "Solicitation DE-AI52-08NA28817". DoE Industry Interactive Procurement System. Retrieved 2009-12-21.