INFODAS SDoT Labelling Service approved to classify data with NATO and EU RESTRICTED labels

INFODAS, a global leader in cross domain solutions, now offers clients the opportunity to control and share unstructured data between sensitive domains. The German Federal Office of Information Security (BSI) has issued a NATO and EU Strength-of-Mechanism Enhanced (SoM) approval for the SDoT Labelling Service besides its German SECRET approval from 2020, which makes it the only product worldwide that offers tamper proof data classification and labelling with such a deep approval level. SoM covers labelling data classified RESTRICTED and, in some instances, CONFIDENTIAL depending on the respective regulation.

Public sector or government contractor organizations handling classified information frequently need to selectively share sensitive data with other systems, organizations or countries. However, unstructured data objects (e.g. pictures, videos, patient records, documents, encrypted or compressed files) require another trusted element for release decision in data guards as their classification level could easily be changed. Existing data classification solutions only offer data tagging and not binding solutions. Moreover, labeled data only provides value if it can be easily shared and controlled by a bi-directional cross domain solution (Guard, IEG, Security Gateway) when moving between security domains.

The SDoT Labelling Service solves this issue. It allows to manually or automatically classify any data object with a tamper proof XML Security label that is cryptographically bound to a file. The product complements the bi-directional SDoT Security Gateway cross domain solution for SECRET and below domains so that both structured and unstructured data and application protocols can be filtered. The SDoT Labelling Service is a security appliance placed in the classified IT infrastructure and can be integrated in any work environment (e.g. mail client or office applications) of the user via API which ensures a high degree of user adoption and data centric security.

XML security labels can be freely defined by an organization and may include categories such as the creator of a label, permissive & restrictive sharing policies or label validity. Any changes to a label are always logged throughout its lifecycle. Even the smallest change to a data object automatically leads to invalidation of a label that prevents its release from a classified domain. The XML security labels already adhere to the new NATO standardization agreements 4774 for confidentiality labels as well as 4778 for metadata binding.

All elements of the Secure Domain Transition (SDoT) product family meet the highest requirements for hardware and software security at the SECRET and below interoperability level (SABI). They are developed and manufactured in Germany with full supply chain transparency. They are available as 19”, 1U appliances or smaller deployable sizes for vehicles. Other products include the bi-directional SDoT Security Gateway Express optimized for near real-time, low latency filtering of structured data such as XML, JREAP or JSON. Just like the SDoT Diode for unidirectional data transfer up to 9.1 Gbit/s, both products hold a general NATO, EU and German SECRET approvals.


Date: 21.12.2021

Location: Cologne, Germany

Topic: Cross Domain Solutions, Press releases

Contact for questions:

Dr. Alexander Schellong
VP Global Business